Posts Tagged 'stroke'

Study Explores Shingles Link to Heart Attack and Stroke

study shows possible heart attack link to shinglesTo an adult who has had chickenpox at some point in his or her life, the idea of one day developing shingles is something they’d most certainly like to avoid. The virus that causes the excruciatingly painful skin rash is the same virus that took you out of school for a while during childhood. It remains dormant in your body from that time forward, until sometimes it eventually makes ...

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Chiropractic Neck Manipulation May Be Associated with Stroke

Researchers say that blood vessel tears that lead to strokes may be associated with treatments involving neck manipulations. Four large studies that were mainly focused on strokes involving the arteries of the neck were examined to assess the possible links between neck manipulations and increased stroke risk. Reuters reported on the findings.

The blood vessel tears in the neck are referred to as cervical artery dissections. Studies have linked these tears to two of every 100 strokes ...

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Post-Surgery Atrial Fibrillation May Predict Stroke

A new study suggests that abnormal heart rhythms that develop shortly after surgery may be more serious than previously thought. The abnormality at issue, specifically atrial fibrillation or a-fib, occurs when the heartbeats chaotically. Irregular heart rhythms have not, generally, been viewed as a cause for concern after an operation, but the new study indicates that patients who experienced one or more episodes after surgery had a significant increase in their risk of having a future stroke.

A ...

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Myocardial infarction risk elevated by testosterone therapy

A story in Cardiology Today reports that some men taking testosterone therapy show an increased risk in myocardial infarction. Data shows an elevated risk in groups of older and younger men with a previous history of cardiovascular disease. This information, along with other studies prompted the FDA’s decision to review the dangers associated with testosterone therapy.

Myocardial infarction, stroke, and death were increased in the population of men taking testosterone therapy. The recent study analyzed the risk ...

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Testosterone therapy shown to be uneccessary in many cases

A recent story in the Washington Post describes a report by the Endocrine Society that many men are receiving testosterone therapy when they do not need it.  The research demonstrates that a large portion of patients do not meet the accepted clinical criteria for receiving testosterone treatment.

The male sex hormone, testosterone, naturally declines with age. Hypogonadism is a condition that results from low testosterone and one that is generally treated with therapy. However, many men are ...

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Increase in strokes among younger people

According to a story by Channel 6 Action News out of Philadelphia, there’s been an alarming increase in the number of relatively young people suffering strokes.

The story cites figures by the Center for Disease Control, which found the rate of people hospitalized for stroke between the ages of 15 and 44 has gone up 37 percent between 1995 and 2008.

The report includes an interview with a local woman, Kathy Doyle, who ...

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