Tag: signs of stroke

Hip Replacement Increase Stroke Risk Fourfold

Individuals who underwent a total hip replacement had at least four times the risk of suffering a stroke in the weeks immediately following, a Dutch study reported. Researchers say more cautious monitoring after such a procedure is warranted. Hip replacement patients showed nearly five times the rate of ischemic stroke...

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High Levels of Physical Activity Could Reduce Silent Stroke Risk

Researchers at Columbia University and the University of Miami found the risk of silent strokes was 40% lower in older people who reported high levels of physical activity. The researchers recorded the exercise habits of 1,238 participants, who were on average 70 years old and have never had a stroke....

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14% of Strokes Hapen When You’re Asleep

Researchers at the University of Cincinnati as reported in Health Day News have found that 14% of strokes happen when individuals are asleep resulting in about 58,000 emergency room visits annually. According to the researchers, some of these patients would have been eligible for the clot-busting drug tPA if physicians...

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