Stroke
Stroke, also known as cerebrovascular accident (CVA), cerebrovascular insult (CVI), or brain attack, is when poor blood flow to the brain results in cell death. There are two main types: ischemic due ...
Stroke - Wikipedia
Stem-cell based stroke treatment repairs
Stem-cell based stroke treatment repairs damaged brain tissue.
Diet sodas raise risk of dementia and stroke, study finds
People who drink diet sodas daily have three times the risk of stroke and dementia compared to people who drink one less than once a week, researchers report...
Reverse Stroke | Amazing New Stroke Cure
The controversial and incredible new therapy that can reduce the effects of a stroke in just three minutes. Watch as Linda Lumbra, a stroke victim -- trapped...
Low-Salt Diets Connected To Increases In Heart Disease, Death And Stroke
A new study suggests that low-salt diets might actually be dangerous for your health and that high salt intake is only detrimental to those with high blood pressure.
Aggressive treatment of 'mini-strokes' lowers risk for major stroke
Better and faster use of stroke prevention methods after mini-strokes can help reduce risk of additional strokes and death, according to researchers.
Oral Bacteria Linked To Risk Of Stroke
In a study of patients entering the hospital for acute stroke, researchers have increased their understanding of an association between certain types of stroke and the presence of the oral bacteria (c...
Stimulating Specific Brain Area Could Help Defrost Arms Frozen By Stroke
Little can be done to help the hundreds of thousands of people whose severe strokes have left them with one arm stuck close to the sides of their bodies like a broken wing. A 30-patient study by Washi...
Know What Your Blood Pressure Should Be. This Study Will Change The Way We Practice Medicine.
It’s easy to get confused by the overly dramatic daily news about health and medicine. One day coffee is great for you, the next day it interferes with sleep and leads to illness. One day the plague i...
'Amazing' Diabetes Drug Drives Down Fatal Heart Attacks And Strokes, Study Finds
Just as doctors were losing hope that they would find a drug capable of reducing heart risks for patients with diabetes , a new study identified one that may drive down the chances that such patients...
Real Life Fairytale Reverses Fatal Diagnosis With True Love's Kiss
When Danielle Hawkins’ husband called her one afternoon she had no idea it would change her life forever. "He called me and he was slurring his words, he had an intense headache, we both called 911."
New Research Allows Doctors To Image Dangerous 'Hardening' Of The Arteries
Researchers at the University of Cambridge, in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh, have shown how a radioactive agent developed in the 1960s to detect bone cancer can be re-purposed to hi...
Researchers Halt Brain Swelling At The Source
By turning off a single gene, scientists from the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health (DMCBH) were able to stop fluid from accumulating in rodent brain cells. Caused by an infusion of water and...
Hand Grip Could Predict Heart Health
Researchers are considering a simple, low-tech screening test that may predict your risk for death, heart attack or stroke: the strength of your hand. A new study of approximately 140,000 patients age...
Healthy Woman's Stroke Linked To Drug In Sports Supplement
A woman in Sweden had a stroke while exercising, and doctors suspect it was caused by an ingredient in a workout supplement that she was taking — a compound similar to amphetamine. The 53-year old wom...
Air Pollution Linked To Brain Damage, Neurological Disorders
A new study confirms that long-term exposure to air pollution -- even at low levels -- can lead to brain damage that precedes other neurological disorders associated with old age. Investigator Elissa...
Julius Caesar Suffered From Strokes, Not Epilepsy, New Study Says
In the years preceding his assassination by the Roman Senate in 44 B.C., Julius Caesar was struck by a host of health problems including dizziness, limb weakness, headaches, depression and sudden fall...
Cerebral infarction
A cerebral infarction is a type of ischemic stroke resulting from a blockage in the blood vessels supplying blood to the brain. It can be atherothrombotic or embolic. Stroke caused by cerebral infarct...
Cerebral infarction - Wikipedia
Brain ischemia
Brain ischemia (aka cerebral ischemia, cerebrovascular ischemia) is a condition in which there is insufficient blood flow to the brain to meet metabolic demand. This leads to poor oxygen supply or ce...
Carotid artery stenosis
Carotid stenosis is a narrowing or constriction of the inner surface (lumen) of the carotid artery, usually caused by atherosclerosis.
The carotid artery is the large vertical artery in red. The b...
Carotid artery stenosis - Wikipedia
Watershed stroke
A watershed stroke or watershed infarct is defined as an ischemia, or blood flow blockage, that is localized to the border zones between the territories of two major arteries in the brain. Watershed l...
Watershed stroke - Wikipedia
Intracranial hemorrhage
An intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) is a hemorrhage, or bleeding, within the skull.
Intracranial bleeding occurs when a blood vessel within the skull is ruptured or leaks. It can result from physica...
Cerebral hemorrhage
A cerebral haemorrhage (also spelled hemorrhage; aka intracranial hemorrhage, cerebral hematoma, intracranial hematoma) is a subtype of intracranial hemorrhage that occurs within the brain tissue itse...
Cerebral hemorrhage - Wikipedia
Cerebral aneurysm
An intracranial aneurysm (also called cerebral or brain aneurysm) is a cerebrovascular disorder in which weakness in the wall of a cerebral artery or vein causes a localized dilation or ballooning of ...
Cerebral aneurysm - Wikipedia
Brain stem stroke syndrome
A brainstem stroke syndrome is a condition involving a stroke of the brainstem. Because of their location, they often involve impairment both of the cranial nuclei and of the long tracts.A person may ...
Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis
Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) is the presence of thrombosis (a blood clot) in the dural venous sinuses, which drain blood from the brain. Symptoms may include headache, abnormal vision, any ...
Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis - Wikipedia
Lacunar stroke
Lacunar stroke or lacunar infarct (LACI) is a type of stroke that results from occlusion of one of the penetrating arteries that provides blood to the brain's deep structures. Patients who present wit...
Moyamoya disease
Moyamoya syndrome is a disease in which certain arteries in the brain are constricted. Blood flow is blocked by the constriction, and also by blood clots (thrombosis).A collateral circulation develops...
Silent stroke
A silent stroke is a stroke that does not have any outward symptoms associated with stroke, and the patient is typically unaware they have suffered a stroke. Despite not causing identifiable symptoms ...
Transient ischemic attack
A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is a transient episode of neurologic dysfunction caused by ischemia (loss of blood flow) – either focal brain, spinal cord, or retinal – without acute infarction (tis...
Thrombolysis
Thrombolysis is the breakdown (lysis) of blood clots by pharmacological means, and commonly called clot busting. It works by stimulating secondary fibrinolysis by plasmin through infusion of analogs o...