CMHC (Cardiometabolic Health Congress) discusses the growing rates of young adult stroke cases, as well as possible causes and factors for such increase.
Heart Attack and Stroke / Acute Events
Ignoring These 7 Stroke Signs Could Lead to Major Stroke
Of all sudden cardiac events, I find strokes the most frightening. Not only are they deadly– strokes are this country’s fifth leading cause of death (heart disease is the first)—but they can be terribly disabling. Without immediate treatment,… Continue Reading
Is It a Heart Attack or a Stroke? Know the Signs, Save a Life
Your arm, neck, and jaw ache. A coworker had some similar symptoms before his heart attack, but you hesitate because you did a lot of extra weekend chores. Thinking you’re just sore and out of shape, you pop… Continue Reading
Dehydration Can Raise Risk of Stroke and Other Serious Health Problems In the Elderly
Dehydration among the elderly is a prevalent, often overlooked and serious condition that can result in strokes and other severe health problems. Research indicates that about 60% of people are dehydrated at the time of a stroke, and that being… Continue Reading
Can Supplements Prevent a Stroke? Japanese Study Provides Clues
Uncertain as to whether supplementing with a multi-vitamin affects stroke risk, Japanese researchers set out to find an answer. To do so, they tapped into a large national lifestyle database, involving more than 70,000 men and women who were free of… Continue Reading
Should You Be Concerned about an Aortic Aneurysm?
It’s usually symptomless, often found incidentally, and life-threatening. It’s much more common in men than women, and the risk increases after age 60. I’m speaking of the most common kind of aortic aneurysm (pronounced, “an-your-ism”). What Is an… Continue Reading
Heat Exhaustion, Heat Stroke & Your Heart
Respecting heat is a MUST in order to protect your heart. As summer temperatures soar, now is the time to take extra care. If you don’t, you’re asking for trouble. I learned that first-hand from my elderly patients over… Continue Reading
Ministrokes (TIAs) Are Often Warnings that “Real” Strokes Are About to Happen
When I was 13, my grandmother died from a massive stroke after becoming upset over a malfunctioning oil heater. I never forgot the incident and throughout my medical career always put great emphasis on preventing strokes because they can… Continue Reading
Low-Dose Aspirin to Prevent a Heart Attack – a Good Strategy?
Many people take aspirin on a daily basis as a preventive strategy against cardiovascular disease. Is it effective, and if so, what about low-dose aspirin? The answer is that it depends on what you mean by prevention. If… Continue Reading
Anger Can Kill – In an Instant or Slowly and Silently
Anger can kill in an instant by triggering acute cardiovascular events like heart attacks and stroke. A new study, published in a 2015 issue of the American Heart Journal, shows that anger, and even an angry personality trait, can contribute to trouble… Continue Reading