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2013-10-15 10:30:52

Study Highlights: -Award-winning Get With The Guidelines-Stroke hospitals are more likely than Primary Stroke Center certified hospitals to provide all the recommended guideline-based care for patients. Award-winning Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke hospitals are more likely than Primary Stroke Center certified hospitals to provide all the recommended guideline-based care for patients, according to new research in the Journal of the American Heart Association. The American Heart...

2013-06-12 12:28:46

"Have a Heart, Save a Heart" has raised more than $3.5 million over 12 years EAST YUCCA VALLEY, Calif., June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Stater Bros. Charities joined the American Heart Association and its division, American Stroke Association at the East Yucca Valley Stater Bros. Supermarket on Wednesday, June 5(th), to celebrate another successful fundraising campaign benefiting the AHA's mission of building healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. This year, Stater...

2012-02-03 19:00:24

An experimental device for removing blood clots in stroke patients dramatically outperformed the standard mechanical treatment, according to research presented by UCLA Stroke Center director Dr. Jeffrey L. Saver at the American Stroke Association's 2012 international conference in New Orleans on Feb. 3. The SOLITAIRE Flow Restoration Device is among an entirely new generation of devices designed to remove blood clots from blocked brain arteries in patients experiencing stroke. It has a...

2012-02-03 19:00:25

In the largest and longest head-to-head comparison of two anti-clotting medications, warfarin and aspirin were similar in preventing deaths and strokes in heart failure patients with normal heart rhythm, according to late-breaking research presented at the American Stroke Association´s International Stroke Conference 2012. “Although there was a warfarin benefit for patients treated for four or more years, overall, warfarin and aspirin were similar,” said Shunichi Homma,...

2012-02-03 19:00:38

An innovative approach to genome screening has provided clues about rare mutations that may make people susceptible to brain aneurysms, predisposing them to brain bleeds, according to preliminary late-breaking research presented at the American Stroke Association´s International Stroke Conference 2012. For the first time, scientists applied a process called whole exome sequencing to seek gene mutations in families in which multiple relatives have intracranial aneurysms, a condition in...

2012-02-03 19:00:48

A new drug that showed promise in animal studies and an early clinical trial didn´t improve disability among stroke patients, according to late-breaking research presented at the American Stroke Association´s International Stroke Conference 2012. After a stroke and other types of brain damage, the brain naturally produces more granulocyte colony stimulating factor (G-CSF). The protein can prevent further cell injury by protecting nerve cells and boosting blood vessel growth....

2012-02-03 19:00:11

The anti-blood clot regimen that adds the drug clopidogrel (Plavix) to aspirin treatment is unlikely to prevent recurrent strokes and may increase the risk of bleeding and death in patients with subcortical stroke according to late-breaking research presented at the American Stroke Association´s International Stroke Conference 2012. Because of these preliminary results, researchers ended the anti-clotting part of the Secondary Prevention of Small Subcortical Strokes Trial (SPS3) in...

2012-02-03 19:00:01

An experimental blood clot-removing device outperformed the FDA-approved MERCI; retriever device, according to late-breaking science presented at the American Stroke Association´s 2012 International Stroke Conference. The SOLITAIRE; Flow Restoration Device is a self-expanding stent-based design that mechanically removes blood clots from blocked vessels after a stroke. After insertion into the clot using a thin tube, or catheter, the device traps the clot then both device and clot are...

2011-10-03 13:06:00

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fountain Valley Regional Hospital has been recognized for achievement in using evidence-based guidelines to provide the best possible care to patients through The American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines(®) program. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110309/DC62487LOGO-b ) Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and 814 other hospitals were featured recently in a special...

2011-07-20 13:45:00

OAKLAND, Calif., July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Reaffirming Kaiser Permanente's commitment to delivering excellent quality care, several of Kaiser Permanente's medical centers have received the "Get With The Guidelines®" award from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. These awards recognize excellence in the treatment of patients with heart disease or patients who have suffered from a stroke. "We are deeply honored to be recognized for the...