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Visceral fat, which surrounds some of the vital organs, causes insulin resistance and poses a risk for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. More recently, evidence has shown that ectopic fat also increases risk for these diseases.
Many physicians think the fear of COVID-19 is preventing stroke victims from seeking out emergency care that could save their life and reduce their risk of disability from a stroke.
Many emergency departments, such as those at UH, have procedures in place to screen and separate COVID-19 patients to eliminate the risk of spreading the virus to staff and other patients.
Studies show that up to 33 percent of heart attack patients develop some degree of depression, according to the American Heart Association.
Many conditions can damage blood vessels on the inside, leading to more of the plaques that can block blood flow in those vessels. Learn about steps you can take to reduce your risk of having a stroke.
A recent clinical research study offers new hope for stroke patients who present for treatment up to 24 hours after the onset of symptoms.
Stroke can happen to anyone at any time – so knowing the warning signs of this medical emergency is critical.