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Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Stroke Causes

Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Stroke Causes

About 87 percent of strokes are ischemic, meaning they are caused by a blockage of blood flow to the brain. Most ischemic strokes are the result of cardiovascular disease, or atherosclerosis. Ischemic stroke causes can also be from a clot (embolism) that forms in the heart or aorta, breaks away,

On Coumadin? Tell Your Doctor If You Love Spinach or Take Fish Oils

Q. I take Coumadin. Should I be concerned about possible interactions with foods or other drugs? A. Yes. A recent report in the Archives of Internal Medicine indicates that there are more potential interactions between Coumadin and foods and Coumadin and other drugs than previously thought. However, you don’t necessarily

Are Greens a No-No if on Anticoagulants?

Q.My doctor has prescribed Coumadin for my heart condition and told me toeliminate all leafy green vegetables including broccoli, lettuce, Brusselssprouts and cabbage. Is it really necessary to avoid all these healthfulvegetables?A.No, not usually. If you maintain a

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