Stroke

Migraine with aura linked to clot-caused strokes

Feb 17, 2016

People who have migraines with aura are more likely to have strokes caused by either a blood clot in the heart or a clot within the brain’s blood vessels, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2016.

Stroke falls to No. 5 killer in U.S.

Dec 30, 2014

Stroke has dropped from the nation’s fourth-leading cause of death to No. 5, according to new federal statistics. It is the second time since 2011 that stroke has dropped a spot in the mortality rankings.

Guidelines Resource Center

The American Heart Association regularly releases guidelines and scientific statements for preventing and treating heart disease and stroke.

What do these guidelines mean for you? Should you change your medications? Should you see a doctor for treatment? How do you know if you’re healthy? You’ll find answers here in the Guidelines Resource Center.

Doctors listening to a lecture