Researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine say they have added to evidence that a protein called CaMKII improves strength, endurance, muscle health and fitness in young animals. Their experiments working with mice and fruit flies, however, found that the gene for CaMKII also contributes to an evolutionary tradeoff: increased susceptibility to age-associated diseases, frailty and mortality.
Women are less likely than men to receive timely care for strokes caused by blockages in large vessels, known as emergent large vessel occlusion (ELVO), according to researchers with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).
J Mocco, MD, MS, Senior Vice Chair, Director of the Cerebrovascular Center, and Co-Director of the Neuroendovascular Surgery Fellowship Program in the Department of Neurosurgery at Mount Sinai, has been named president-elect of the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS), a scientific and educational association dedicated to advancing the specialty of neurointerventional surgery, effective July 29, 2021.
People with larger waistlines, high blood pressure and other risk factors that make up metabolic syndrome may be at higher risk for having a second stroke and even dying than people who do not have metabolic syndrome, according to a meta-analysis published in the July 28, 2021, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
Hypertension Journal Report
It’s the global epidemic that affects two in every five adults, but as obesity continues to expand waistlines worldwide, researchers at the University of South Australia are warning that harmful body fat can also increase the risk of dementia and stroke.
Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins visited UC San Diego Medical Center today to recognize a $30 million allocation in the 2021-2022 California state budget that will support the redevelopment of the new Hillcrest hospital.
Cardiovascular disease and cancer, the nation’s top two killers, share common ground like obesity and chronic inflammation, as well as a disproportionate impact on Black Americans. A new American Heart Association-funded center at the Medical College of Georgia is working…
It’s a favourite first-order for the day, but while a quick coffee may perk us up, new research from the University of South Australia shows that too much could be dragging us down, especially when it comes to brain health.
Journal of the American Heart Association Report
Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes Journal Report
An internal transporter that enables us to use the copper we consume in foods like shellfish and nuts to enable a host of vital body functions also has the essential role of protecting the receptor that enables us to grow…
American Stroke Association statement
Strokes, which occur when the blood supply to part of our brain is interrupted or reduced, are the leading cause of death and disability in the adult population. Among the patients who survive, 75% will experience difficulties carrying out daily…
Researchers at the National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center in Japan show that excessive blood pressure reduction for acute intracerebral hemorrhage is risky in people with decreased kidney function Suita, Japan — Stroke and chronic kidney disease are both difficult to…
UK HealthCare, UofL Health, the Kentucky Department for Public Health’s Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program (KHDSP), and other state partners have been awarded the prestigious Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Program Grant by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This $1.8 million grant aims to optimize both stroke prevention among those at high risk as well as improve the care and outcomes for stroke patients throughout Kentucky.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 24, 2021) — UK HealthCare, UofL Health, the Kentucky Department for Public Health’s Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program (KHDSP), and other state partners have been awarded the prestigious Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Program Grant by…
Research reveals a new form of brain plasticity — formation of ‘topographic maps’ in the wake of an unusual sensory experience
Medical researchers devise a new way to repair the ruptured wall of the heart from a severe heart attack
Not one’s current high blood pressure, but the cumulative effect of having had hypertension for years is what significantly increases the risk of cardiovascular disease
After a stroke, doctors can try to remove clots in blood vessels to keep blood flowing freely to the brain. But even though most of these procedures are successful, less than half of people have a successful recovery from the stroke. A new study published in the June 23, 2021, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, sheds light on why that may be.
American Heart Association scientific statement
Hypertension Journal report
New findings from Cleveland Clinic researchers show for the first time that the gut microbiome impacts stroke severity and functional impairment following stroke. The results, published in Cell Host & Microbe, lay the groundwork for potential new interventions to help treat or prevent stroke. The research was led by Weifei Zhu, Ph.D., and Stanley Hazen, M.D., Ph.D., of Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner Research Institute.
Autopsies consistently find fibrosis in hearts of the HIV-positive
Financial toxicity highest in patients with both cancer and heart disease
Paper urges identifying epidemiological features of CVD in Asian countries to combat epidemic
Circulation journal report
Stroke Journal Report
Kaiser Permanente study finds that the decrease reported during the onset of the pandemic was not seen in subsequent surges
A team of researchers from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore (NP), and the National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS) have invented a tool that could speed up the diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases. Powered by artificial intelligence…
A new discovery finds that zinc plays a critical and underappreciated role in blood pressure regulation, offering a potential new pathway for therapies to treat hypertension.
Research made possible by new 7-year, multi-million dollar NIH grant
American Heart Association scientific statement
Tested on human blood in the lab, the selective nanocapsules could reduce the side effects of a major blood clot dissolving drug, which include bleeding on the brain. If confirmed with animal tests, the nanocapsules could also make the drug…
Data also shows more strokes in younger people with COVID
STROKE AF trial results indicate that an inserted chip can improve detection of irregular heart rate
Results from clinical trial expected to significantly change how clinicians monitor for atrial fibrillation in Alberta stroke patients
May is Stroke Awareness Month, a time to increase awareness about the signs and symptoms of stroke and the need to seek medical treatment as quickly as possible when a stroke occurs.
In addition to exercise, eating healthy is key not only to preventing stroke in the first place but also stroke recovery and reducing your risk of another stroke.
It’s true that the older you get, the higher your risk of stroke increases.
Stroke journal report
New research from FH Foundation underscores importance of diagnosing and treating familial hypercholesterolemia
Study Exploring Optimization of Duplex Velocity Criteria for Diagnosis of Internal Carotid Artery (ICA) Stenosis Published Online Online first in Vascular Medicine , researchers from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) Vascular Testing division report findings of their multi-centered study of…
As Michael Shutt, then 48, recovered at Cedars-Sinai from back-to-back strokes six years ago, his memory wandered to a beach in his home state of Massachusetts.
Performing daily sessions of prism adaptation therapy during rehabilitation results in higher functional and cognitive independence scores for stroke survivors
Researchers identify a mechanism that could lead to new treatments for brain injuries caused by oxygen deprivation
27-year-old Joe Slota suffered a hemorrhagic stroke caused by an arteriovenous malformation (AVM). Strengthened by the love of his family and friends throughout the ordeal, Slota co-authored a book on his experience, “Can’t? Just Did!”
Findings support policy measures to reduce sodium levels in American diet
Inpatient rehabilitation is shown to be effective, and ample opportunities exist to facilitate optimal outcomes; experts identify innovative approaches to improve care