Many people having a stroke or heart attack don’t know it. Lack of knowledge about the warning signs means they may dismiss a stroke as a bout of dizziness, while a heart attack might be chalked up to heartburn or a pulled muscle. However, if you ignore the symptoms that
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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.
This year, an estimated 800,000 people in the United States will suffer a stroke—some for the second or third time. Although 10 to 20 percent of strokes are fatal, seven million people in the United States are living proof that many survive the event. But these people are at greatly
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
Brain Scan May Spot Early Signs of Cognitive Decline
Although not yet clinically available, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans to measure blood flow in the brain could one day detect signs of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) long before the disease process has caused serious brain damage. According to a report published online
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
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
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
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
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