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# Stroke

Last year
2022
# Scare
Ex-Barcelona and Arsenal star Marc Overmars suffers mild stroke
The 49-year-old is currently the director of football at Royal Antwerp.
Voices
'It's heartbreaking’: My husband is unable to return home to our family after stroke
Michelle Murray outlines how her husband Charles is living in a nursing home nearly two years after being discharged from hospital due to unsuitable housing.
All time
# Irish Heart Foundation
'This can happen to anyone and everyone': Mark Cagney recalls suffering a stroke this year
Research found just one in five people in Ireland know the most vital action to take in the event of a stroke.
# mark cagney
Broadcaster Mark Cagney reveals he suffered a stroke earlier this year
He said he’s now on the mend.
# Neurorehabilitation
'This is destroying lives': Patients say Ireland's neuro-rehab strategy has 'sat on a shelf for nearly a decade'
Neuro-rehabilitation services are needed by people living with MS, Parkinson’s disease and acquired brain injuries.
# Cork
5-year-old hailed hero as she FaceTimes father for help after mother suffers stroke
“She said mammy was drinking her tea and now she was on the floor and she can’t get up.”
# Emergency
A patient's chance of dying from a heart attack or stroke can vary depending on what hospital they attend
The report notes that the mortality rate for heart attack and stroke has continued to decrease year-on-year for the past 10 years.
# John Prescott
Former British deputy PM John Prescott admitted to hospital after suffering stroke
Prescott served as deputy Prime Minister to Tony Blair between the years of 1997 and 2007.
# boyz n the hood
Boyz N the Hood director John Singleton dies age 51
Singleton (51) directed Boyz n the Hood as a 22-year-old fresh out of film school.
# Video Games
This video game training device is helping stroke survivors regain arm movement
Most of the 32 study participants experienced increased arm mobility and reduced arm stiffness after using the game.
# Aspirin
Study says healthy adults shouldn't take aspirin daily due to bleeding risks
Statistically, the benefits were close to the risks.
# feel the pulse
'I thought I was too young for this': New health campaign aims to prevent 'silent killer' of over 50s
The Irish Heart Foundation say it’s crucial for those over 50 to regularly check their pulse.
# Get Well Soon
Ex-Connacht hooker out of intensive care after suffering stroke
The 36-year-old remains under heavy sedation after doctors found a blood clot on his brain.
# eggcellent
An egg a day may keep heart disease away
Authors of a new study have said the research should not be looked at in isolation as diet is more complicated than just one item of food.
# uplifting
'I looked up and the side of my face dropped. I had lost all of my speech'
Ulster back row Chris Henry gives a fascinating interview about the loss of loved ones, a major health scare and why he feels ‘very lucky’.
# good news
Enjoy saunas? New research finds they significantly lower risk of stroke
The study found people taking 4-7 saunas a week were 61% less likely to have a stroke than those taking one a week.
# Stroke
Family desperate to bring brother in coma home from Turkey
The family have urged others to make sure they have the best insurance when travelling abroad.
# stroke survivors day
'Relationships are difficult after a stroke. As soon as you mention it, you never hear from them again.'
An Irish Heart Foundation event later this month will help stroke survivors with issues including relationships and intimacy.
# Stroke
Migraine associated with heart attack, stroke, blood clots and irregular heart rate
Around one billion people worldwide are affected by migraine.
# bmj study
Smoking one cigarette a day instead of 20 'just halves your risk of a heart attack'
“In order to get the big benefits on cardiovascular disease [smokers] need to quit completely,” the lead author said.
# Research
'Motivating alternative': Virtual reality therapy just as effective as regular therapy after stroke
That’s according to new research published in the Neurology journal.
# stroke risk
'I'd get out of bed and the next thing wake up on the bathroom floor'
Fainting spells led to Les Carroll being diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, an irregular heartbeat that increases the risk of stroke.
# Kildare
Parents of 20-year-old who suffered stroke playing GAA told their son had 20% chance of living
The family are now trying to raise funds for his treatment.
# high blood pressure
The 'silent killer' that affects one million people in Ireland
“It’s a ticking bomb, people are walking around with diabetes and [high] blood pressure and they’re not aware that they have it.”
# CPR
If someone you know goes into cardiac arrest, you're their best chance of survival
Every day, 13 people in Ireland die from sudden cardiac arrest.
# Bolton
'Despicable': Manchester police search for men who stole from a man as he had a stroke
The men stole money from the man and from his house.
# artificial sweeteners
One 'diet drink' a day could increase risk of dementia and strokes - seven-year study
Authors of the study are advising that more research be conducted into the effects of sugary and artificially sweetened drinks.
# Recovery
Croatia call up player who suffered stroke four years ago
Jakov Filipovic almost died four years ago, as he was forced to undergo heart surgery after his illness.
# risk factors
Strokes are largely preventable with 10 risk factors responsible for 90% of them
The two major types of stroke include ischaemic stroke caused by blood clots, which accounts for 85% of strokes, and haemorrhagic stroke or bleeding into the brain, which accounts for 15% of strokes.
# lifesavers
Man who had stroke while driving through Port Tunnel saved by new clinical trial
Paul Lambe benefited from a rollout of new Irish research that is tackling cancer, strokes and health crises.
# one too many
Irish people's binge drinking could increase our risk of cancer
More than half of people who drink do so irresponsibly.
# RIP
"She would not have suffered": Cilla Black died of a stroke
The TV icon fell before the stroke happened.
# little hero
'Our little boy always wanted to be a superhero and he became one in death'
Ben Canty died aged just six years old. His organs were donated to five other people.
# Heart Health
Strokes kill twice as many women in Ireland as breast cancer
Figures show 42% more women in Ireland than men die from stroke, though men have a greater chance of having a stroke.
# Mortality
Find out how high the rate of heart attack death is at your local hospital
A report from the Department of Health has published a report naming hospitals and showing their death rates.
# world stroke day
Enda wants you to take a free blood pressure check today
Stroke claims a life every six seconds but it is still not well understood.
# Rehabilitation
Ireland could free up 24,000 hospital beds by letting stroke patients out early
A study published today found extra resourcing to help people get back on their feet in their own homes could also save the health system millions.
# shocking
Sending electrical current to brain could help treat Alzheimer's
The treatment has now been proven to improve memory and could help in other memory disorders, like from stroke or brain injury.
# Health
"Every minute counts." - Study shows why treating strokes immediately is vital
Outcomes are positive in 76% more cases if strokes are treated within three hours.
Voices
Opinion: How one country saw epidemic illnesses plummet – and Ireland could too
A dietary metamorphosis adopted in Finland in the 1970s has seen heart disease, some cancers and obesity levels drop dramatically. We should take note.