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Headache Behind Eye? How to Spot Potential Brain Aneurysm Symptoms

Headache Behind Eye? How to Spot Potential Brain Aneurysm Symptoms

When you’re trying to figure out your individual headache reasons, you might find yourself wondering if you’re having brain aneurysm symptoms. If you are, it’s vital to seek medical attention, since brain aneurysm symptoms can signal that a blood vessel in the brain is leaking, or is about to rupture.

What Is Vascular Dementia?

What Is Vascular Dementia?

Vascular dementia (VaD) ranks second among memory loss causes after Alzheimer’s disease, yet it is often overlooked. But what is vascular dementia?
The condition is caused by vascular problems affecting memory regions and supporting structures in the brain, and is closely associated with cardiovascular disease and cerebrovascular disease. Causes of vascular

Deciding Which Anticoagulant Is Best for You

If you need to take an anticoagulant medication to prevent blood clots, you may be faced with a choice between warfarin and the newer class of novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs), including dabigatran (Pradaxa), rivaroxaban (Xarelto), apixaban (Eliquis), and edoxaban (Savaysa). Some of the factors that need to be considered when

Too Darn Hot…

Summer’s here, and with many of us spending more time outdoors now, sun protection looms large. In this month’s issue, we’re looking at how to choose the best sunscreen, and apply it properly—but another aspect of the summer sun you might not have considered is its heat. Older adults are

What You Can Do to Prevent a Stroke

Do you plan to start exercising to lose those 20 extra pounds? Have you resolved to get a handle on your blood pressure, high cholesterol, or smoking?

Start now! Taking control of these modifiable risk factors will lower your risk for stroke.

“Risk factor modification is essential for stroke prevention. And, while

Fibromuscular Dysplasia: A Vascular Disease of Women

A disease of the blood vessels that primarily affects women ages 40 to 60 is finally getting the recognition it deserves.
More physicians and patients are becoming aware of fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD), thanks to the efforts of Heather Gornik, MD, MHS, Medical Director of Cleveland Clinic’s Noninvasive Vascular Laboratory. She is

Research: Catheter Ablation Best for Heart Failure Patients with Afib

Using catheter ablation to treat atrial fibrillation (Afib) in patients who also have heart failure is more effective than using the antiarrhythmic drug amiodarone (Pacerone®, Cordarone®), according to a study presented earlier this year at the American College of Cardiology’s annual meeting. The study found that ablation reduced the recurrence

Editor’s Letter: Preventing and Identifying Stroke

By Orli R. Etingin, MD, Editor-in-Chief

Each year, more women than men have a stroke; stroke is the third leading cause of death in women, compared to the fifth leading cause in men. In addition, stroke is the leading preventable cause of disability. So, how do you prevent a stroke?

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