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2010-12-21 15:52:34

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association 2010 Top Ten Research Reports Research on reducing risks, improving medical treatment and improving lifestyle behaviors to fight the battle against heart disease and stroke are among the key scientific findings that make up this year's top cardiovascular and stroke research recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. The association has been compiling an annual list of the top 10 major advances in heart...

2010-12-21 11:38:00

Top research highlighted in fight against heart disease and stroke DALLAS, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Research on reducing risks, improving medical treatment and improving lifestyle behaviors to fight the battle against heart disease and stroke are among the key scientific findings that make up this year's top cardiovascular and stroke research recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. (Logo:...

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2010-12-16 06:06:22

Better medical treatments mean Americans are living longer after heart attacks and strokes, although many still have major heart problems, keeping US healthcare costs elevated, according to the American Heart Association (AHA) on Wednesday. A report, published in the journal Circulation by Dr. Veronique Roger of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and colleagues, states that deaths from heart disease dropped 28 percent between 1997 and 2007 and deaths from stroke fell 45 percent in the...

2010-12-07 12:31:00

In the news release, New Trial Studies Link Between Stroke and Atrial Fibrillation, issued 07-Dec-2010 by Northwestern Memorial Hospital over PR Newswire, we are advised by the organization that the 11th paragraph, first sentence, should read "If we can monitor more cryptogenic stroke patients for atrial fibrillation beyond the standard time frame..." rather than "...beyond the standard month..." as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows: New Trial Studies...

2010-12-07 09:54:00

Proactive therapies may prove to avert stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation CHICAGO, Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One evening last March, Larry Ambrose left his bed in the middle of the night to check the time. Much to the 71-year-old's surprise, he was only able to see three out of the four glowing numbers on the digital clock in his kitchen. Ambrose returned to bed, but within days was hospitalized for what was later diagnosed as a stroke. After extensive testing, his...

2010-12-06 23:11:27

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators discuss results of research into managing iron overload associated with stroke prevention in young sickle cell patients and the search for genetic predictors of stroke risk Monthly blood transfusions combined with daily medication to remove the resulting excess iron remains the best approach for reducing the risk of recurrent strokes in young patients with sickle cell anemia, according to a preliminary analysis of a multicenter trial that...

2010-12-04 07:00:00

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators discuss results of research into managing iron overload associated with stroke prevention in young sickle cell patients and the search for genetic predictors of stroke risk ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Monthly blood transfusions combined with daily medication to remove the resulting excess iron remains the best approach for reducing the risk of recurrent strokes in young patients with sickle cell anemia,...

2010-12-02 23:44:09

Statement Highlights:     * Those who make healthy lifestyle choices can lower risk of first time stroke by 80 percent compared to those who don't make such changes.    * Emergency department visits are a critical opportunity to identify and begin interventions for patients at high risk for stroke. Healthy lifestyle choices and emergency room interventions can help prevent first-time strokes, according to revised American Heart Association/American Stroke...

2010-11-20 10:30:00

DENVER, November 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Around a quarter of all heart attacks, strokes, and operations to open blocked arteries could be avoided in people with chronic kidney disease by using the combination of ezetimibe and simvastatin to lower blood cholesterol levels. That's the conclusion from the world's largest ever randomized trial in kidney disease. Unveiling the key findings today (Saturday 20 November) at the American Society of Nephrology, the trial's principal...

2010-11-16 19:41:25

Strokes, seizures and other neurological complications related to heart surgery account for "considerable morbidity and mortality," Loyola University Health System neurologists report in the November issue of the journal Hospital Practice. Other complications include delirium, central nervous system infections, pituitary gland problems, spinal cord or peripheral nerve injuries, residual effects of anesthesia and medication toxicity. Complications can involve any part of the central and...