Stroke

Find the latest stories, news, and expert advice about stroke, including medical research on symptoms, treatment, and prevention.

Stroke Death Rates Stop Declining

Stroke death rates are no longer declining but increasing in southern states and among the Hispanic population.

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Incorrect Stroke Diagnoses: ‘Mimics’ and ‘Chameleons’

Stroke treatments can cause substantial harm if the patient is incorrectly diagnosed due to a “mimic” or a “chameleon,” according to researchers.

By Diane Domina

Long-term Stroke Recovery May Be Predictable With Simple Test

A 10-minute test taken within a week of a stroke may help predict how well people will recover up to three years later.

By Karen Gaudette Brewer

Experimental Rehab Technique Boosts Stroke Recovery

Targeted plasticity therapy, a new stroke rehabilitation therapy, could double the rate of upper limb recovery, according to a small pilot study in Stroke.

By Diane Domina

Stroke Doubles Dementia Risk, Large Study Finds

After adjusting for dementia risk factors, people who've had a stroke are twice as likely to develop dementia, according to study involving 3.2 million people.

By Diane Domina

Afib Treatment Can Prevent Thousands of Strokes Each Year

In the UK, as many as 7,000 strokes per year are now prevented because more patients with atrial fibrillation are being identified and treated.

By Diane Domina

Aggressive Blood Pressure Guidelines May Cut the Repeat Stroke Rate

If doctors adopt these more aggressive guidelines for treatment of high blood pressure in stroke survivors, researchers calculate that this could result in one-third fewer deaths.

By Bethany Hoffman

Could an Egg a Day Lower Your Stroke Risk?

A new study published in Heart, a journal of The BMJ, suggests the equivalent of about an egg per day may actually help reduce heart disease risk.

By Diane Domina

Turn Up the Heat: Could Saunas Cut Your Stroke Risk?

Using Finnish-style saunas could significantly lower stroke risk, suggests an observational study conducted by researchers at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom.

By Diane Domina

Can You Spot a Heart Emergency?

A Cleveland Clinic survey finds remarkable gaps in basic knowledge about heart attacks and strokes between different generations.

By Nicole Van Hoey, PharmD

The Connection Between Your Heart and Thyroid

Thyroid problems are a common cause of heart-related symptoms and conditions that increase your risk of heart attack, heart failure, and stroke.

By Mary Shomon