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Seeing Doctor Twice A Year Helps Keep Blood Pressure Under Control

Provided by Maggie Francis, American Heart Association People who visited their doctor at least twice a year were 3.2 times more likely to keep their blood pressure under control than those who saw their doctor once a year or less, according to...

Latest stroke Stories

2014-10-21 23:03:23

CarePoint Health – Christ Hospital earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at a set level for a designated period. Jersey City, NJ (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 CarePoint Health – Christ Hospital has received the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke...

2014-10-21 08:33:39

The National Blood Clot Alliance will continue its long-standing collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as it has been awarded another five-year CDC Cooperative Agreement to raise public awareness about blood clots. ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Blood Clot Alliance today announced that it has been awarded funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to implement an education and awareness program...

2014-10-16 12:30:23

DENVER, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rose Medical Center is now performing a groundbreaking procedure for patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib) that may reduce their risk for stroke when they cannot take blood thinners due to special circumstances. The LARIAT((TM)) procedure utilizes the LARIAT((TM)) Suture Delivery Device and non-invasive techniques to access the heart and close off a region of the heart known to cause blood clots that can lead to stroke as a consequence of...

2014-10-15 23:12:36

Patents granted for innovative minimally invasive technology for Acute Ischemic Stroke treatment, strengthening Neuravi's patent portfolio. Galway, Ireland (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 Neuravi, a developer of innovative minimally invasive stroke therapy solutions, announced today that the U.S. Patent Office has approved two patents covering its therapeutic platform for the endovascular treatment of acute ischemic stroke. The granting of U.S. Patent #8,852,205 “Clot Retrieval Device for...

2014-10-14 23:09:53

Unrecognized atrial fibrillation may be to blame for up to 40% of unexplained strokes. Monitoring stroke survivors for irregular heartbeat beyond the standard 24-hour period after could prevent some repeat strokes. Boston, MA (PRWEB) October 14, 2014 The rapid, irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation is a key cause of stroke. New research suggests that it's to blame for more strokes than doctors realized, and that simply measuring the pulse could help detect unrecognized...

2014-10-10 23:04:26

Daily aspirin is recommended for those with existing cardiovascular disease. For otherwise healthy men, the small potential benefit of aspirin must be weighed against the risk of unwanted bleeding. Boston, MA (PRWEB) October 10, 2014 For men who have had a heart attack, stroke, or other problem related to clogged arteries, the benefits of taking aspirin outweigh the risks. In this group, the benefits include preventing a first or repeat heart attack or stroke or dying prematurely from...

2014-10-09 23:12:40

Patient Enrollment Process to begin in Southern California for expanding indications of the NobleStitch EL™ Suture Closure of PFO “Patent Forman Ovale” and the repair of Iatrogenic ASD “Atrial Septal Defect”. FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA (PRWEB) October 09, 2014 Nobles Medical Technologies II, Inc. (NMT2) today announced that it has begun the process to enroll patients for the US Clinical Study of its NobleStitch EL PFO Closure System. Earlier this year the first American patient to be...

2014-10-09 23:03:44

Eli Lilly failed to warn that the testosterone replacement drug, Axiron, may increase the risk of heart attack and stroke, a lawsuit filed in federal court alleges. Parker Waichman LLP notes that there have been safety concerns regarding testosterone therapy following reports that they may carry cardiovascular risks. Port Washington, New York (PRWEB) October 09, 2014 Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by defective drugs and...

2014-10-09 20:21:27

World Thrombosis Day launches to bring awareness to largely preventable disease as comprehensive science review and public survey reveal large gap in public's knowledge CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While the world's top two cardiovascular killers - heart attack and stroke - are global health priorities, the No. 3 killer, venous thromboembolism (VTE) or blood clots in the leg and lungs, has remained largely unaddressed and under-recognized by the public, according...

2014-10-09 12:29:42

OTTAWA, Oct. 9, 2014 /CNW/ - Health Canada is informing Canadians that, following a safety review, the prescribing information (product monograph) for all immunoglobulin products has been updated to strengthen warnings on the rare but serious risk of blood clots. Immunoglobulins are injectable products mainly administered by health professionals in healthcare settings such as hospitals or clinics. In some cases, patients can self-administer immunoglobulins at home. Several immunoglobulin...


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Stroke
2012-05-02 19:35:56

Stroke is a peer-reviewed medical journal published monthly by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins on behalf of the American Heart Association. As of May 2012, the current editor-in-chief is Marc Fisher (University of Massachusetts Medical School). Stroke covers research on cerebral circulation and related diseases, including clinical research on assessment of risk for stroke, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment, as well as rehabilitation. The audience base for Stroke includes neurologists,...

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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
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