American Heart Association

SimpleScience@Heart: Chronic pain common after stroke

If you’ve had a stroke and can’t kick the aches even months later, you’re not alone.

Persistent or chronic pain is a common, yet likely under-recognized, complication of a clot-caused stroke.  It may occur even when a stroke is mild or moderate, and may begin months later.

In a large study […]

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 a new Canadian study that revealed a quarter of high risk chest pain patients didn’t seek follow-up care after leaving the […]