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2012-10-24 15:25:44

SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday, October 19, 2012, The National Institutes of Health (NIH), announced the early termination of the treatment being studied in the NIH-funded "Look AHEAD" (Action for Health in Diabetes) trial (http://www.nih.gov/news/health/oct2012/niddk-19.htm). This study was designed to determine if weight loss resulting from a lifestyle change intervention would reduce rates of heart disease, stroke, and cardiovascular-related deaths...

2012-10-02 02:30:04

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Thrombolytic Science International (TSI) today announced the initiation of a Phase 1 study of TS01, a new-generation clot-dissolving therapy intended for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke. This first-in-man randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study will assess the overall safety and tolerability of TS01 in healthy adults. TS01 selectively targets occlusive clots that cause strokes and spares hemostatic clots (good clots), resulting...

2012-09-05 02:32:55

DALLAS, Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For Freida Lewis, a simple fall almost turned deadly. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120905/DC67522) Like many people with atrial fibrillation, the most common type of heart rhythm disorder, Lewis was on blood thinners to prevent a stroke. When in atrial fibrillation, the upper chambers of the heart no longer contract. This allows blood to pool in the left atrial appendage. "The appendage is excess tissue that does not impact...

2012-08-30 10:24:03

NIH study also shows that overall stroke risk is down from 10 years ago Aspirin combined with the antiplatelet drug clopidogrel is no better than aspirin alone for stroke prevention in people with a history of lacunar strokes, and the combination carries a greater risk of gastrointestinal bleeding, according to results of a trial funded by the National Institutes of Health. Lacunar strokes occur due to chronic high blood pressure and typically produce small lesions deep within the brain....

2012-08-07 02:28:49

New program helps to break the ice and get Canadian adults and their parent(s) talking about a serious heart condition that can lead to stroke TORONTO, Aug. 7, 2012 /CNW/ - Many parents feels anxious about the inevitable talk about the "birds and bees" with their children - sitting their kids down and explaining the facts. However, when the tables are turned and the "kids" become adults, having "The Talk" with their parent(s) about sensitive health issues can be really...

2012-06-25 23:01:08

According to the US Drug Watchdog, "We are now offering to help women who used the birth control pills called Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella, and then had a heart attack, blood clot, or other very serious health side affects get to the best attorneys." According to the New York Times, "In September of 2009, the US FDA released a warning letter sent to Bayer Pharmaceuticals over Yaz & Yasmin. The letter indicates that the drug maker hid out-of-specification test results for key ingredients in the...

2012-06-22 06:22:55

Nationwide effort promotes pharmacist involvement in cardiovascular care and education WASHINGTON, June 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation today launched the Pharmacy Blood Pressure Challenge, a screening and education initiative encouraging pharmacists to help prevent and control high blood pressure in their patients. This effort supports the Million Hearts(TM) initiative, which aims to prevent a million heart attacks and strokes...

2012-06-21 02:25:55

LEESBURG, Va., June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- RxAlly announced today that it is launching Heart to Heart, a blood pressure education campaign focused on the prevention and control of high blood pressure. The new campaign will support the national Million Hearts(TM) initiative, which aims to prevent a million heart attacks and strokes over the next 5 years. In support of Million Hearts(TM), RxAlly's Performance Network will educate patients about the importance of getting periodic blood...

2012-05-21 14:20:34

LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Saturday, May 19 proved to be a historic day for Nova Southeastern University (NSU) athletics, as the men's and women's golf teams won their respective NCAA Division-II Championships. "What a day to be a Shark! Winning two National Championships on the same day is really special, in fact really remarkable," commented NSU Director of Athletics Michael Mominey. "The university and the athletic department are so proud of the student-athletes and...

Study Recommends More People Be Given Statins
2012-05-18 09:09:47

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com A new report published in The Lancet states that more people should be given cholesterol-lowering drugs and statins to help decrease the number of strokes and heart attacks. Statins have been known to help people who have a high risk of having a heart attack and a stroke. However, medical professionals have debated medicating healthy people, whether it works and if it´s socially acceptable. Statins are thought to be connected to liver problems, kidney...