Stress and Stroke

Although there is the idea that excessive stress can cause a stroke (CVA), a new study found no evidence that stressful experiences enhance the risk of a deadly type of stroke. The study, published in Stroke, examined the relationship...

Stroke and folic acid

Although studies have associated the use of folic acid supplements with a lower rate of stroke (CVA), a review of trials showed that the vitamin does not serve to prevent the disease. “We have no evidence to ensure that...

Potassium and Stroke (CVA)

People who eat plenty of fruits, vegetables and dairy products rich in potassium would be less likely to have a stroke (CVA), suggests a review of 10 international studies published in the journal Stroke. The authors found that the...

Reading after stroke

People who have suffered a stroke can sometimes see the reading impaired. Calling this kind of alteration Acquired Dyslexia. This disorder can occur in conjunction with language disorders or in isolation. Different types of acquired reading disorders that are...

Granada neurologists find that thrombolysis provides an independent living provides 50% of patients after stroke

Neurologists of the Hospital Virgen de las Nieves of Granada have found that the treatment of ischemic stroke thrombolysis can be raised from 30 to 50 percent the number of patients who are able to lead an independent life...

Stroke mortality

A new Canadian study just an apparent paradox impact on health has been known for years: Why patients admitted on weekends are more likely to die than those who do on weekdays? The latest research, published in the journal...

29 October World Stroke Day

Promoted by the World Stroke Organization (WSO) has launched a campaign slogan that 1 in 6 for 2 years (2010-2012) aims to disseminate information to save lives and share knowledge about actions and behaviors life that may prevent a...

Your brain is defined as a person, take care of him

Warning signs. If you have any of the following symptoms with a sudden onset: – Loss of strength in the face, arm or leg on one side of the body. – Disorders of sensation, feeling “tingling” of the face,...

Statins and Stroke Preventive Treatment

Statins (Lipitor, Pravachol, Zocor, Crestor, etc.) Should be initiated early after a first stroke (AC) or transient ischemic attack (TIA). These drugs not only decrease the risk of a new cerebrovascular event, but also reduce the risk of coronary...

The Power of Warfarin to The Stroke

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is an arrhythmia that is associated with stroke (AC) by emboli from the heart. This arrhythmia causes turbulence in the atrium or left atrium, which helps the formation of thrombi or clots that travel through the...