Zulfiqar Rana, MD, MPH, FACP

Board Certified in Internal Medicine

Tag Archives: stroke

Study: Coffee tied to lower stroke risk in women

DALLAS (AP) — Women who enjoy a daily dose of coffee may like this perk: It might lower their risk of stroke.Women in a Swedish study who drank at least a cup of coffee every day had a 22 to 25 percent lower risk of stroke, compared to those who drank less coffee or none at all.\”Coffee drinkers should rejoice,\” said Dr. Sharonne N. Hayes, a cardiologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. \”Coffee is often made out to be potentially bad for your heart. There really hasn\’t been any study that convincingly said coffee is bad.\”\”If you are drinking coffee now, you may be doing some good and you are likely not doing harm,\” she added.

via News from The Associated Press.

Updated Guidelines on Secondary Stroke Prevention – Neurology

About one in four strokes that occur annually are recurrent events. The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has now updated its 2006 evidence-based recommendations for the prevention of stroke among survivors of ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA). The guidelines include recommendations, rated by class (degree of treatment effect) and evidence level, for risk-factor control, antithrombotic therapies, interventional approaches for atherosclerotic disease, and treatment of unusual stroke mechanisms.

via Updated Guidelines on Secondary Stroke Prevention – Neurology.