Thursday 30 Oct 2014

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High blood pressure ER visits jumped 25 percent between 2006 to 2011

The number of people going to the emergency room for essential hypertension, high blood pressure with no known cause, increased by 25 percent in recent years, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s High Blood Pressure Research […]

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Calling 911 important to get prompt treatment

Timothy “Mitch” Mitchell was one of the lucky ones. A diabetic and a longtime smoker, he experienced some burning sensations in his chest off and on for a

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SimpleScience@Heart: After ER visit for chest pain, trip to heart doctor may save your life

A lot of folks treated for chest pain in emergency rooms don’t follow up with a heart doctor — possibly increasing their chance of dying. That’s the finding in

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Simple Science @Heart: Hospital uses auto assembly line techniques to speed up stroke care

A hospital stroke team in St. Louis, Mo., used Toyota’s “lean” manufacturing principles to streamline care — treating patients 21 minutes faster than usual. The team adopted the