While the heart attacks that lead to classic signs and symptoms like pain and pressure in the chest are a regular risk factor for stroke since they can cause blood clot formation, a new study by New York-Presbyterians and Weill Cornell Medicine investigators hints that heart attacks that have few identified symptoms might also surge risk. The study was published in JAMA Neurology. The research discovered that this sort of asymptomatic heart attack—which is known as a silent heart attack—is linked with double the menace of what physicians call a stroke of doubtful cause. The researchers drew their conclusions by assessing the medical records of over 900 patients who registered in longitudinal research in Iceland.
Dr. Alexander Merkler—Assistant Professor at Weill Cornell Medicine—said, “Our study states that silent heart attack might be an independent jeopardy factor for stroke and can lead to potential studies that conclude which blood thinning treatments will work best for the patient.” Over 700,000 people every year are identified with a stroke, but in 20% to 25% of these patients, doctors cannot determine the reason of stroke, these are known as strokes of undetermined cause. While one likely explanation for these strokes is that an outlying blood clot coursed to the brain, the source of the clot is not clear.
Recently, the Weill Cornell Medicine was in news for its study that stated that a high-fat diet has long-lasting effects on the liver. Eating a high-sugar and high-fat diet leads to a harmful buildup of fat in the liver that might not overturn even after changing to a healthier diet, as per to the latest study by researchers from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medicine. The study was published in Science Translational Medicine. During the research, the investigators advanced a nanosensor that could detect and noninvasively monitor the addition of fat in the liver.