Tag Archives: stroke

Heart Defect Often Causes No Symptoms

Heart Defect Often Causes No Symptoms

I had a stroke in 2003, and a diagnostic test showed a “hole” in my heart with no right-to-left shunt. The shunt didn’t show up on a different kind of test in 2009, either. I came through the stroke fine because I went to the hospital right away and have been on warfarin ever since. My question is: If there’s no shunt, is the hole present? ... More

New Way to Stop Stroke

About 55 facilities are participating in the National Institutes of Health-funded SAMMPRIS (Stenting & Aggressive Medical Management for Preventing Recurrent Stroke in Intracranial Stenosis) study to test the Wingspan flexible stent system that is designed to unclog and prop open delicate arteries located deep in the brain. “This is a minimally invasive procedure performed through […] ... More
Lisinopril is Good for the Heart

Lisinopril is Good for the Heart

To E.H., Lisinopril is a generic drug that is FDA approved for two brand name products—Prinivil and Zestril. It may be prescribed alone or with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. Lisinopril may also be given to people who have suffered a heart attack. Left untreated, high blood pressure may damage […] ... More
Stike Out Strokes

Stike Out Strokes

About 80 percent of all strokes are preventable. People with diabetes and those who have survived a stroke are especially vulnerable for a devastating “brain” attack. Kids have strokes, too. For more information about strokes, the Steps Against Recurrent Stroke campaign, and locations of emergency stroke centers, visit stroke.org. For more information about diabetes, visit […] ... More