Dr. Reza Jahan, MD

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  • Reza Jahan, MD - Los Angeles, CA - Radiology
    If tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) does not work in a person who has had a stroke -- or if he arrives at a hospital too late to receive this clot-busting drug -- doctors have other ways of removing a blood clot that has caused the stroke.
    • The Merci Retrieval Device is a system in which a thin
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  • Reza Jahan, MD - Los Angeles, CA - Radiology
    Tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) is a clot-buster drug used to treat strokes. It is a protein involved in breaking down blood clots, which are a main cause of strokes. Our bodies make tPA, but not in high enough quantities to dissolve blood clots in the brain.

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration...Read More
  • Reza Jahan, MD - Los Angeles, CA - Radiology
    Atrial fibrillation, a type of irregular heartbeat, could cause a blood clot to form in your heart. This clot could be pumped into a blood vessel in your brain and lead to a stroke.

    If you have atrial fibrillation, work with your doctor to manage it. Taking blood thinners can help prevent a clot...Read More
  • Reza Jahan, MD - Los Angeles, CA - Radiology
    You can take certain steps to reduce your risk of stroke.
    • Drink alcohol only in moderation.
    • Stop smoking. This can reduce your risk of stroke and reduce your chance of a heart attack as well.
    • Include exercise in your daily routine.
    • Eat a healthy diet that is low in fat and salt.
    • If you
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  • Reza Jahan, MD - Los Angeles, CA - Radiology
    A brain attack is another name for a stroke. Just as a heart attack is caused by an interruption in blood flow to the heart, a stroke or brain attack is caused by an interruption in blood flow to brain cells. Doctors often use the phrase "brain attack" to emphasize the importance of getting immediate...Read More
  • Reza Jahan, MD - Los Angeles, CA - Radiology
    High blood pressure can increase your risk of stroke because over years it can damage blood vessels. Damaged blood vessels could burst and cause a type of stroke called a hemorrhagic, or bleeding, stroke.

    The good news is that high blood pressure can be successfully treated by making lifestyle...Read More
  • Reza Jahan, MD - Los Angeles, CA - Radiology
    Here are some of the common myths about strokes:

    Myth: Strokes are not preventable.
    Fact: Up to 80% of strokes can be prevented.

    Myth: Strokes cannot be treated.
    Fact: There are a number of stroke treatments, but immediate treatment is the key to success.

    Myth: Strokes happen only in the...Read More
  • Reza Jahan, MD - Los Angeles, CA - Radiology
    In most cases, surgery to repair damage from a stroke is done through the blood vessels, without the need for open brain surgery. Your doctor will make a small incision (cut) in your leg and thread a very thin tube, called a catheter, through a vessel all the way to the damaged part of your brain....Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Conventional wisdom has it that high levels of testosterone help prostate cancers grow.

    However, a new, small study suggests that a treatment strategy called bipolar androgen therapy -- where patients alternate between low and high levels of tes...Full Article

  • Reza Jahan, MD - Los Angeles, CA - Radiology
    A transient ischemic attack (TIA), also called a mini-stroke, can be a warning sign for future strokes. If you have a TIA, your risk of having a full-blown stroke is 10 times greater. The risk is highest in the first 48 hours, then remains high over the next three months. There is still a higher...Read More
  • Reza Jahan, MD - Los Angeles, CA - Radiology
    A mini-stroke, also called a transient ischemic attack (TIA), is a stroke that lasts for a few seconds to a few hours. Stroke symptoms come and then disappear. A mini-stroke can happen when a blood clot temporarily blocks a blood vessel in your brain. Your body may release certain proteins to dissolve...Read More
  • Reza Jahan, MD - Los Angeles, CA - Radiology
    The symptoms of a stroke include:
    • sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on just one side of the body (it's rare to have a stroke that affects both sides of the body at the same time)
    • sudden confusion
    • trouble speaking or understanding
    • trouble seeing or a loss of
    ...Read More
  • Reza Jahan, MD - Los Angeles, CA - Radiology
    A 2009 research study in Texas showed that people who live near a fast-food restaurant have an increased risk of having a stroke. Researchers found that the higher the number of fast-food restaurants in a neighborhood, the higher the risk of stroke. But the researchers weren't sure whether fast food...Read More
  • Reza Jahan, MD - Los Angeles, CA - Radiology
    A stroke is dangerous and life threatening.
    • Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States.
    • Nearly 800,000 people suffer a stroke each year in the United States, and of those, more than 130,000 will die.
    • Strokes kill more than twice as many American women every year as breast
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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    TUESDAY, Dec. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Though most patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can be successfully treated with medication and therapy, between 10 percent to 20 percent have a form of the illness that doesn't respond to standard care, experts say.

    However, patien...Full Article