Stroke patients who stopped taking statin drugs three to six months after a first ischemic stroke, the type caused by narrowed arteries, had a higher risk of a having another stroke within a year, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
Study says it’s important patients with shingles are made aware of heart disease risk
Kids who become overweight during their teenage years may be more likely to develop a stroke decades later than kids who did not become overweight during those years, according to a study published in the online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
Researchers identify novel connections between neurons in the eye and neurons in the brain
Breastfeeding is not only healthy for children, it may reduce a mother’s risk of having a heart attack or stroke later in life. A study of Chinese women found that the longer a mother breastfeeds, the greater the cardiovascular health benefit appears to be.
Authors conclude that proton-pump inhibitors should be co-prescribed in this age group to reduce the risk of bleeds.