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Certain Gut Bacteria Tied to Lung Vessel Disease

Certain Gut Bacteria Tied to Lung Vessel Disease

Latest Heart News MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A specific collection of gut bacteria may be a culprit in the development of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a new study shows. PAH is a chronic disease marked by the narrowing of arteries that supply blood to the lungs. With constant high blood pressure in […]

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Mealtime Choices Could Affect Your Odds for Stroke

Mealtime Choices Could Affect Your Odds for Stroke

Latest Heart News MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Want to avoid a stroke? Reach for fruits and veggies, new research suggests. The new European study of more than 418,000 people found that what you eat can influence your risk for different types of stroke. “The most important finding is that higher consumption of […]

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When ‘Time Is Brain,’ Mobile Stroke Units Speed Care

When ‘Time Is Brain,’ Mobile Stroke Units Speed Care

Latest Heart News FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Ambulances outfitted as “mobile stroke treatment units” provide faster treatment and reduce patients’ risk of severe disability and death, German researchers report. The new study examined the use of three mobile stroke units in Berlin. Each unit is staffed with emergency medicine neurologists and has […]

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Wearable ‘Brain Stimulator’ May Boost Stroke Recovery

Wearable ‘Brain Stimulator’ May Boost Stroke Recovery

Latest Heart News By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A noninvasive magnetic brain stimulation device worn less than an hour a day can increase activity near stroke-injured areas of the brain, a small, preliminary study suggests. Those improvements in brain activity might then lead to increased motor function in people […]

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Brain Stent Could Cut Odds for a Second Stroke

Brain Stent Could Cut Odds for a Second Stroke

Latest Heart News THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) — For decades, artery-opening stents have helped prevent heart attacks, and new research suggests they might also help prevent strokes in the brain. In a new study, the self-expanding, intracranial Wingspan brain stent seems effective over the long term in reducing stroke patients’ risk of a […]

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AHA News: Swings in Daily Temperature May Affect Stroke Severity

AHA News: Swings in Daily Temperature May Affect Stroke Severity

Latest Heart News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020 (American Heart Association News) — The highs and lows of the daily weather could signal something more important than which outfit to wear: A study from South Korea suggests the more temperatures fluctuate during the summer, the more severe strokes become. Connections between the weather and risk of […]

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The Power of a Number: How Your Birthday Could Influence Your Care

The Power of a Number: How Your Birthday Could Influence Your Care

Latest Heart News By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) — There may be something about a patient’s age of 80 that makes doctors alter their heart attack treatment decisions — consciously or not, new research suggests. In a study of U.S. heart attack patients, researchers found that just one month in […]