Behavioral Health, Neurosciences, Stroke

After a stroke, depression and anxiety a concern for many

Anxiety or depression after a stroke is common. Not only do the many immediate challenges facing survivors affect their emotional well-being, but physical and chemical changes in the brain can have an impact as well. Addressing depression and anxiety post-stroke is important and can play a major role in the success of therapies and recovery….

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Endovascular Neurosurgery, Neurosciences, Stroke

Minimally invasive stroke treatment takes a new path

When most people think of aneurysm or stroke treatments, they imagine brain surgeons cutting into the skull. But in reality, surgeons usually stop these dangerous clots and bleeds by passing tiny tools through the femoral artery in the groin all the way up to the damaged area of the brain. But now doctors at Norton…

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Heart, Heart Attack, Neurosciences, Stroke

Baby aspirin for your heart? Heart and stroke doctors’ views

New recommendations for taking baby aspirin daily to prevent heart attacks and strokes may have you wondering what to do. According to a cardiologist and a neurologist, fundamentally, advice on the topic really hasn’t changed. With a few exceptions, if you have never been diagnosed with heart disease, vascular disease or had a stroke, you…

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Heart, Neurosciences, Stroke

Luke Perry’s death highlights stroke risk in younger people

“Beverly Hills, 90210″ star Luke Perry died less than a week after suffering a major stroke. He was just 52 years old. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States. While most strokes occur in people over age 65, they are not limited to this…

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Health Equity, Heart, Neurosciences, Stroke

African Americans are at higher risk for stroke, but better outcomes are possible

Studies show that African Americans’ risk for stroke and stroke disability is higher than that of other groups. Lacy Shumway, stroke outreach coordinator for Norton Neuroscience Institute, explains some of the statistics from the National Stroke Association and discusses what health care providers and other partners can do to decrease the risk of stroke for…

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Endovascular Neurosurgery, Heart, Neurosciences, News, Stroke

Comprehensive Stroke System offers the highest level of care when time matters

We’ve all heard “time is money” and “time heals all wounds.” What about this one? “Time lost is brain lost.” Treating a stroke quickly can mean the difference between recovery and irreversible brain damage, or even death, according to Bryan J. Eckerle, M.D., neurologist with Norton Neurology Services, and Tom L. Yao, M.D., endovascular neurosurgeon…

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Atrial Fibrillation, Heart, Heart Attack, Migraine and Headaches, Neurosciences, Stroke

Women with migraine have higher risk of heart attack, stroke and A-fib

A study published in the British Medical Journal earlier this year supports findings that previous studies have shown: Migraine may increase a person’s risk for heart attack, stroke and other forms of heart disease. Previous studies have shown that women, in particular, who get migraine headaches have a higher risk of heart disease and stroke….

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Neurosciences, Norton Healthcare Foundation, Stroke

Neuroscience Resource Center offers support to stroke patients

Surviving a stroke is the beginning of a recovery that encompasses not only physical challenges, but can include emotional, social and financial ones as well. Norton Healthcare is the only health care system in Louisville with a neuroscience resource center to help patients navigate their lives after a stroke. Norton Neuroscience Institute Resource Center services…

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