A potential new class of drugs may cut your risk of heart attack and stroke in an ingenious way: by targeting specific microbes in the gut. Learn how these new drugs can potentially lower two major risk factors for cardiovascular disease by lowering levels of a harmful compound called TMAO (trimethylamine N-oxide).
Women’s risk for stroke is different than men’s. Why? It has a lot to do with female-only factors, such as hormones, childbirth, pregnancy, birth control pills and migraine headaches with aura. Neurologist Dolora Wisco, MD, explains what you need to know.
Get a dietitian’s advice on how you can be more food savvy after a stroke. Step 1? Boost your awareness of the high levels of salt, sugar and certain types of fat in many foods.
After a stroke, you’ll likely have lingering mental and physical challenges. Find out how to adapt your home to make sure you can safely manage after you leave the hospital.
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Life after suffering a stroke typically involves some degree of physical disability. But a new study shows that the physical effects of a stroke are only one of several profound changes — differences that may not be apparent to others.
A Cleveland Clinic survey reveals that many Americans are surprisingly ill-prepared to deal with heart attack and sudden cardiac arrest. Explore survey highlights in this infographic.
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Nearly half of those who survive a stroke end up with a permanent disability severe enough that they need help to get through daily life. But a clinical trial testing a new approach to restoring movement to patients paralyzed by stroke is showing some early promise.