Medicine & TechnologyThe United States Preventive Service Task Force recently said taking aspirin to avoid first stroke or heart attack (myocardial infarction) may have a small benefit for adults in their 40s and the risks outweigh the potential benefits for those in their 60s and who haven't had a heart attack or stroke.
A laureate professor in nutrition and dietetics compiled studies to show that too much salt increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, heart attack, and stroke, contrary to a recent claim by an online article.
A study found that athletes have more than twice the risk of experiencing irregular heart rhythms or atrial fibrillation that also increases the risk of stroke. Younger athletes are found to have a higher risk compared to older athletes.
A study concluded by researchers from Northwestern University and Shirley Ryan AbilityLab shows that stroke patients lose significant amounts of sarcomeres that comprise the muscle fibers. This coincides with muscle stiffness and resistance that are often reported by patients.
After tests run on human blood in laboratory conditions, researchers found that certain nanocapsules could help reduce dangerous side effects of blood clot drugs, and could potentially make it more effective at lower doses.
A bright potential treatment for stroke combines the mechanisms of photosynthesis and nanoparticles in a new "nano-photosynthetic" system, that is said to reduce dying neurons, improve motor function, and help new blood vessels grow.
Too much or too little time of sleeping at night could increase the chances of dying from a heart attack or stroke, a trend that remained true even after accounting for known conditions or risk factors for developing heart diseases.