Tagged: stroke

Apoplexy and Stroke – Characteristics and History

The old, very popular, and quite international term apoplexy (or its equivalents “apoplectic attack,” “apoplectic ictus,” and “ictus”) today generally means stroke. The word “apoplexy” comes from the Greek meaning “stroke” and “to strike.”...

Can Tea Consumption Protect against Stroke?

ABSTRACT Antioxidant properties of tea that lead to health-protective effects have been reported, mainly in relation to various types of cancer, coronary heart disease, and inflammation (Mukhtar and Ahmad, 1998)   . Only a few...

Vascular Cognitive Impairment and Dementia

Vascular disease in the brain is a common cause of late-life cognitive impairment. It is estimated that up to 30% of stroke survivors have dis­abling cognitive deterioration at one year after stroke. Vascular risk...

Epidemiology – Intervention Strategies Against Dementia

Identification of modifiable risk and protective factors for dementia provides potential for the primary prevention of the disease (Fratiglioni et al. 2008; Middleton and Yaffe 2009). Evidence from recent epidemio­logical research supports the notion...

Wine, Salt and Your Heart – Brain Health

ALCOHOL: A BLOOD PRESSURE HAZARD Many experts call alcohol a widespread but largely unrec­ognized cause of high blood pressure. Some studies show that excessive drinking makes blood pressure soar, and that cutting back to...