Latest Articles by Rafael H. Llinas, M.D.
5 Ways to Recover After a Stroke
Stroke rehabilitation begins almost immediately after being admitted to the hospital and often continues for at least one to two months afterward. The primary goal is to prevent stroke complications, such as stiffening of the limbs and deep vein thro...
How Stroke Affects the Brain
The potential for recovery depends on which portions of the brain were damaged by the stroke. Here’s what you need to know.
Stroke Symptoms to Watch Out For
Like a heart attack, a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) is an emergency that requires immediate medical attention. Here are the signs to watch for and what you should do.
Sleep-Disordered Breathing Increases AFib Risk
In older men, two sleep abnormalities may increase the risk of atrial fibrillation and stroke.
AFib and Stroke Risk: New Drug Options
Patients with atrial fibrillation who are candidates for anticoagulants and don’t use them take the risk of having a stroke. Here’s what to consider.
What is Transient Ischemic Attack?
This ministroke is a warning sign that a full-blown ischemic stroke may be in your future.
How to Tame an Abnormal Heartbeat
If you’re one of the roughly 2.7 million Americans who has atrial fibrillation, the most common form of abnormal heart rhythm, you could benefit from new, game-changing drugs and strategies.
How to Prevent a Stroke
New guidelines about what to eat, and more.