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New guidelines update treatment options for atrial fibrillation

People with atrial fibrillation should work closely with their doctors to treat the condition, using a more detailed stroke-risk assessment tool and careful consideration about aspirin or blood-thinning drugs, according to new treatment guidelines released Friday by the American Heart …

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Stroke patients should receive customized palliative care

People recovering from a stroke should have a well-coordinated medical team to personalize care, optimize quality of life and minimize suffering, according to a scientific statement published Monday

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Consistent blood pressure control may cut rate of second stroke in half

Stroke survivors who consistently control their blood pressure may reduce the likelihood of a second stroke by more than half, according to new research released Thursday in the American

National Walking Day set for Wednesday

The American Heart Association wants people to lace up for their heart health and get moving on National Walking Day on Wednesday, April 2. Simply walking has many health benefits,

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Strokes in atrial fibrillation patients on the rise, despite improved treatments

Improved treatment of a common abnormal heart rhythm has not led to fewer related strokes, according to a study being presented Sunday at the American College of Cardiology’s

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: This stroke survivor is dedicated to helping others beat, avoid stroke

During a pleasant weekend visit with her mother, Amy Edmunds asked a question. Then she asked it again. And again. The repetition was so bizarre that Amy’s mom called 9-1-1.

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New book encourages people to live successfully and thrive

American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown reviews 'Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder,'written by Arianna Huffington, co-founder of

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CPR instructor uses training to save newborn puppy

TALTY, Texas _ Alicia Pederson awoke to her dog Izzy squealing in pain. Alicia knew Izzy was pregnant and due any day. But what she found in her

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Small wireless pacemaker is safe, effective in early testing

A new small, wireless self-contained pacemaker appears safe and feasible for use in patients, according to a small study in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. Although traditional pacemakers

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Learn the risks for diabetes

Diabetes, a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke, affects nearly 26 million people. Another 79 million have prediabetes and are at risk of developing diabetes, but