Doctors discusses recent study about blood pressure and its impacts on heart attacks and strokes

Marc Elieson, MD, at Baylor Scott & White Health, discusses recent study about blood pressure and its impacts on heart attacks and strokes. What You Need to Know: People with high systolic numbers were found more at risk for heart…

Two University Hospitals Physician-Scientists to Receive 2024 Top Ten Clinical Research Achievement Awards from the Clinical Research Forum

Two University Hospitals physician-scientists will receive recognition for their profound contributions to advancing clinical research. UH is the only hospital system to have two honorees acknowledged this year by the Clinical Research Forum for the 10 most significant clinical advancements impacting the health and wellness of humanity.

Menopause and migraines: New findings point to power of prevention

Women who have both migraines and a long-term history of hot flashes and/or night sweats have a slightly higher risk of heart disease and stroke, and young women who have migraines have a higher risk of later persistent menopause symptoms, according to a new pair of papers.

VST BIO Announces Groundbreaking Data from Non-Human Primate Study Evaluating Novel Monoclonal Antibody to Treat Ischemic Stroke at AHA International Stroke Conference

VST Bio Corp. a leader in the development of innovative biologics to treat acute and chronic cardiovascular disease, presented data from a recent large animal study performed by VST Bio and Yale University demonstrating that a single iv bolus of VST-002 led to meaningful reduction in brain damage and improved function in an advanced model of ischemic stroke.

AI-based system to guide stroke treatment decisions may help prevent another stroke

Ischemic stroke survivors who received care recommendations from an artificial intelligence (AI)-based system had fewer recurrent strokes, heart attacks or vascular death within three months, compared to people whose stroke treatment was not guided by AI tools, according to preliminary late-breaking science presented today at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2024.

Hackensack Meridian Neuroscience Institute At Jersey Shore University Medical Center Now Providing Extraordinary Treatment to Improve Stroke Survivors’ Mobility

Hackensack Meridian Neuroscience Institute at Jersey Shore University Medical Center completed its first Paired VNS™ Therapy case with a stroke survivor who has yet to regain her desired hand and arm function after five years of traditional physical and occupational therapy.

Women stroke survivors believe they will receive worse care in the emergency room

Women who have survived a stroke believe they are less likely to receive adequate emergency care – based on gender and race or ethnicity, a study shows. Researchers say future studies must focus on whether the beliefs these women hold about emergency care are leading to delays in stroke care.

Jersey Shore University Medical Center is the First New Jersey Hospital Utilizing the Leading-Edge ARTIS icono Angiography Imaging System

The Hackensack Meridian Neuroscience Institute at Jersey Shore University Medical Center recently added the new Siemens Healthineers ARTIS icono biplane system to its interventional imaging services thanks to an extraordinarily generous gift from Mrs. Mary Ellen Harris and the Golden Dome Foundation.

CRF Announces the 2023 Pulse-Setter Award Winners

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) is proud to announce the winners of the 2023 Pulse-Setter Awards. The awardees will be honored at The Annual Pulse of the City Gala, CRF’s signature fundraising event, on December 8, 2023, at The Plaza in New York City. The Pulse-Setter Awards shine a spotlight on extraordinary individuals and initiatives whose dedication to innovation is driving positive change in medicine and health care.

Cardiac Arrest: Hispanics, Latinos With Kidney Disease at High Risk

Hispanics and Latinos with chronic kidney disease are at significant risk for suffering from sudden cardiac arrest, according to a new study from the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai.

EMBARGOED – UTHealth Houston study: Artificial intelligence software improves endovascular thrombectomy treatment times for stroke patients

The implementation of artificial intelligence-powered large vessel occlusion (LVO) detection software for acute stroke triage can improve endovascular thrombectomy treatment times, according to new research from UTHealth Houston.

American Heart Association’s ASA adopts Spanish-language R.A.P.I.D.O. acronym for stroke awareness created by UTHealth Houston

R.Á.P.I.D.O., a culturally relevant acronym created under the leadership of Jennifer Beauchamp, PhD, RN, at Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston to raise awareness of stroke signs in the Spanish-speaking Hispanic/Latino community and save lives, has been adopted by the American Stroke Association (ASA), the organization announced today.

UTHealth Houston study: Unruptured brain aneurysms may be missed in routine clinical care, but AI-powered algorithm can help

Unruptured cerebral aneurysms of sizes and locations that require attention may be frequently missed in routine clinical care, but a machine learning algorithm could minimize missed care opportunities, according to a new study from UTHealth Houston.

Even Mild Head Injury Increases the Risk of Ischemic Stroke, Study Shows

Suffering a traumatic brain injury (TBI) – no matter how severe – is associated with a significantly increased risk of ischemic stroke in a diverse group of U.S. adults, according to new research being presented at the 148th Annual Meeting of the American Neurological Association (ANA). Suffering more than one head injury further increased the risk.

Can Taking Statins After a Bleeding Stroke Lower Risk of Another Stroke?

People who have had a stroke called an intracerebral hemorrhage who take cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins may have a lower risk of having another stroke, especially ischemic stroke, compared to people who also had an intracerebral hemorrhage but were not taking statins, according to a new study published in the August 30, 2023, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Cedars-Sinai Experts Available to Discuss Safety, Benefits of Using Medications to Lose Weight

The science is unclear on exactly why an increasingly popular new class of federally approved diabetes and obesity medications work, but they do know that they are effective at helping people lose weight.

Can a Blood Test Detect Alzheimer’s Disease?

In July, the first direct-to-consumer blood test designed to assess a user’s risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease hit the market.

Cleveland Clinic Study Shows Deep Brain Stimulation Encouraging for Stroke Patients

A first-in-human trial of deep brain stimulation (DBS) for post-stroke rehabilitation patients by Cleveland Clinic researchers has shown that using DBS to target the dentate nucleus – which regulates fine-control of voluntary movements, cognition, language, and sensory functions in the brain – is safe and feasible.

University Hospitals Nationally Recognized for Commitment to High-Quality Stroke Care

University Hospitals has received numerous American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke achievement awards for demonstrating commitment to following the latest, research-based guidelines for the treatment of stroke, ultimately leading to more lives saved, shorter recovery times and fewer readmissions to the hospital.

AI Empowers Researchers to Bring Precision Medicine to Post-stroke Speech and Cognitive Rehabilitation

Constant Therapy Health, a next generation digital health company, today announced that the organization is empowering Boston University Center for Brain Recovery and The University of Texas at Austin neuroscientists, data engineers and computational scientists with the AI-driven, real-world data needed to bring precision medicine to post-stroke speech, language and cognitive rehabilitation.

“Well-being index” predicts population cardiovascular risk

Well-being index (WBI) is a comprehensive measure of an individual’s satisfaction with their career, social and community relationships, finances and health.  Researchers compared results from a Gallup national WBI survey to CDC cardiac death data, and found a nearly 14%…

Eleven Hackensack Meridian Health Hospitals Nationally Recognized For Stroke Care By American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines ® Stroke Awards

Hackensack Meridian Health hospitals are being recognized for their readiness to respond and care for stroke patients. Eleven Hackensack Meridian hospitals have been awarded the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Award.

FAU Receives $11.5 Million Gift to Combat Life-threating Illness, Amyloidosis

Because amyloidosis doesn’t affect a specific organ and can be present throughout the body including the heart, kidneys, liver and brain, unraveling the underlying cause of amyloid fibril creation – a hallmark of this disease – is complex and challenging. A monumental $11.5 million gift from philanthropists Ann and John Wood will enable FAU’s Schmidt College of Medicine to create a game-changing infrastructure using a whole-body approach and multi-disciplinary team.

Robotic Glove that ‘Feels’ Lends a ‘Hand’ to Relearn Playing Piano After a Stroke

A soft robotic glove is lending a “hand” and providing hope to piano players who have suffered a disabling stroke. Combining flexible tactile sensors, soft actuators and AI, this robotic glove is the first to “feel” the difference between correct and incorrect versions of the same song and to combine these features into a single hand exoskeleton. Unlike prior exoskeletons, this new technology provides precise force and guidance in recovering the fine finger movements required for piano playing and other complex tasks.

Exercise May Induce Strokes for People with Blocked Arteries

Certain conditions can make the increased heart rate associated with exercise dangerous: Researchers found that an elevated heart rate can induce a stroke in patients with highly blocked carotid arteries. Contrastingly, for healthy patients and those with only slightly blocked arteries, exercise is beneficial for maintaining healthy blood flow. In healthy patients, an elevated heart rate increases and stabilizes the drag force blood exerts on the vessel wall, reducing stenosis risk. But for patients already experiencing stenosis, it may not be as beneficial.

Antibodies associated with rare disorder may signal future risk of heart attack and stroke

Seemingly healthy people whose blood contained antibodies associated with a condition called antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) were significantly more likely to experience a cardiovascular event such as a heart attack or stroke than those without, a study led by UT Southwestern Medical Center scientists shows