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Transient Ischemic Attack: a Warning You Need to Heed

The symptoms of a TIA should be taken seriously: Approximately 15 percent of all ischemic strokes are preceded by a TIA, and up to 17 percent of TIAs are followed by a full-blown ischemic stroke in the next three months. More...

Silent Atrial Fibrillation: Seeking the Cause of Unexplained Stroke

Atrial fibrillation, also called AF or AFib, is a major suspect in strokes of no known cause. Although AF is the most common form of abnormal heart rhythm, it can be hard to detect because, in many cases, it doesn’t cause symptoms. More...

Starting a Walking Program

Walking can be done anywhere, requires no special equipment (other than a supportive pair of shoes), and almost anyone can do it. Here are tips to help get you started. More...

Hypertension: Are There Symptoms?

Sometimes, hypertension is first detected when complications of high blood pressure occurs. More...

Multiple Medications and Driving: What You Need to Know to Stay Safe

People can react to drugs— and drugs can interact with each other—in unpredictable ways that may make driving unsafe. More...

The New Stroke Guidelines - And What They Mean for You

The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Stroke Association (ASA) have introduced important strategies to prevent first-time stroke. More...

Study: Social Activities May Boost Cognition After Stroke

Having a stroke doubles a person’s risk for dementia. And nearly 30 percent of people who survive a stroke experience the onset of dementia up to 15 months after the stroke happens. More...

Addressing Post-Stroke Anxiety

Anxiety can be a major obstacle during rehabilitation and have a negative impact on long-term outcomes. More...

Stroke's Effect on Blood Pressure

For someone who’s had a stroke, the risk of treatment-resistant hypertension is greater than for those who have not had either a transient ischemic attack or a stroke. More...

6 Super Foods for Lowering Blood Pressure

A diet that includes blueberries, beet juice, bananas, cocoa powder, yogurt and garlic may help lower your numbers. More...

Lowering Blood Pressure Without Medication

In a recent study, a 5 percent weight loss reduced an individual’s chance of developing hypertension by 16 percent, when compared to someone whose weight remained the same over the five-year study period. But the benefits didn’t end there. More...

High Blood Pressure? Watch Out for These Medications

Some over-the-counter (OTC) drugs or supplements can easily raise your blood pressure without your knowing it, as can some prescription medicines. Here are some tips to help you keep your blood pressure under control. More...

Preventing Post-Dinner Blood Pressure Drops

A condition called postprandial hypotension can make you prone to falls within two hours of eating due to dizziness or light-headedness from a sudden drop in blood pressure. The condition is most common in older people who have high blood pressure, diabetes or a central nervous system disorder, such as Parkinson’s disease. More...

New, Stronger NSAID Warning from the FDA

Nonaspirin NSAIDs can raise heart attack and stroke risk in people with or without cardiovascular disease, especially when taken in higher doses. More...

Ischemic Versus Hemorrhagic: Do You Know Your Stroke Types?

There are two basic types of strokes: ischemic and hemorrhagic, and hypertension is an important risk factor for both of them. Prompt and accurate diagnosis of the stroke type is essential for determining the best treatment. More...

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