Researchers found that getting COVID-19 and flu shots together — or just getting the high-dose or adjuvanted flu shot alone — can slightly raise the risk for strokes, according to government health...
Increased death, disability, dementia linked to poststroke seizures
Sep 26, 2023
When a person has a seizure after a stroke — something known as a poststroke seizure, or PSS — it’s linked to a higher risk for poorer outcomes, disability, dementia and death, according to a new...
Study: Statins after bleeding stroke lower risk of ischemic stroke
Sep 05, 2023
Statins can help lower the risk for people who have had a bleeding stroke of having an ischemic stroke, a new study finds.
Study: Not sticking to aspirin after heart attack ups risk for another one, or death
Aug 24, 2023
Doctors typically recommend taking low-dose aspirin after a heart attack. Not doing so in the long term is linked to a higher risk of having another heart attack, a stroke or dying, a new study finds.
Low-dose aspirin raises bleeding risk in healthy older adults, study finds
Jul 27, 2023
New research found that taking daily low-dose aspirin may not help otherwise healthy older adults lower their risk of ischemic stroke — and it actually increases their chances of brain bleeding from...
Starting blood thinners earlier OK in stroke patients with Afib
May 31, 2023
Stroke patients with atrial fibrillation (Afib) can start taking anticoagulants, or blood thinners, sooner than previously thought, when indicated. This could reduce future strokes without increasing the...
Telehealth helps open access to rehab for stroke survivors
May 03, 2023
The use of telehealth in chronic care patients living with stroke is prone to multiple barriers, but it provides significant benefits across a range of functional complications and social determinants...
One in five at-risk patients reject statin therapy, large study finds
Feb 28, 2023
More than 20% of patients at high risk for cardiovascular disease refuse to take recommended statin medications, and women are 50% more likely than men to opt out, finds a study involving 24,000 participants.