Search Tag: Stroke

Cardiology Management

Stroke Prevention Using Wearables

2022 09 Nov

The University of Cincinnati is part of a multimillion-dollar grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to study a strategy to prevent stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation. The trial will use an app on Apple Watch to monitor irregular heartbeat to reduce patients’ reliance on blood-thinning medication. “The individualised... Read more

Executive Health Management

World Stroke Day and The Importance of Preventive Healthcare

2022 27 Oct

According to a UN health agency report, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) constitute one of the largest health problems in the recent years, accounting for nearly three quarters of deaths globally. Among the main types of NCDs are cardiovascular diseases(CVD), including heart disease and stroke, cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases, along with... Read more

Cardiology Management

PURE Study: Risk Factors for Heart Disease Similar in Men and Women

2022 13 Sep

Findings from a large international study show that men and women share most of the same risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD). The study is published in  The Lancet. The study assessed risk factors including high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes, smoking, diet), economic status and depression.) 156,000 people living in 21 low, middle... Read more

Cardiology Management

Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes Increase Risk of Dementia

2022 21 Jun

Cardiometabolic diseases, including type 2 diabetes, ischaemic heart disease, heart failure or atrial fibrillation and stroke, are some of the primary risk factors for dementia. A new study published in the journal Alzheimer's & Dementia   shows that people with at least two of the diseases - type 2 diabetes, heart disease or stroke - have double the... Read more

Cardiology Management

Women Less Likely to Return to Work After Stroke

2022 03 May

According to new research, about one third of people who had a large vessel (severe)  ischaemic stroke , treated with mechanical clot removal, resumed work three months after  stroke treatment . However, women were about half as likely to return to work after a severe stroke compared to men, according to the study published today in Stroke, the peer-reviewed,... Read more

IMAGING Management

U.S. FDA Warns Not to Diagnose Using Stroke Triage Software

2022 16 Apr

On 11 April, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned healthcare providers that radiological computer-aided triage and notification (CADt) devices should be used not to diagnose patients that may have intracranial large vessel occlusion (LVO).   In its letter, the FDA reminded healthcare providers that the purpose of LVO CADt devices is... Read more

Cardiology Management

Childhood Risk Factors That Predict Heart Attacks in Adulthood

2022 12 Apr

In the world’s largest international prospective cardiovascular disease study, five childhood risk factors that predict stroke and heart attacks in adulthood have been identified after being tracked for up to half a century.  The study, conducted by the International Childhood Cardiovascular Consortium (i3C) including researchers from the Murdoch... Read more