Thursday 02 Oct 2014

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Aspirin

Low-dose aspirin as effective as high-dose aspirin at preventing future heart attacks

If a loved one is treated for a heart attack and is placed on daily aspirin therapy, consider checking with the physician about the appropriate dosage. While the current American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology guidelines call for […]

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radiation

Scientific statement: Understand the radiation risks before having heart imaging

People should understand why a heart-imaging test is needed before undergoing the procedure, including the benefits and risks involved, such as the potential long-term risk from radiation exposure,

Blood Pressure Check

Kaiser Permanente awards $2.55 million grant to AHA

Kaiser Permanente, the nation’s largest integrated health care system, has awarded a $2.55 million grant to support the American Heart Association's efforts to improve  blood pressure control for African-Americans

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Enjoy the day and light up the night while celebrating the nation’s birthday

It’s America’s birthday. Time to revel in Old Glory, fireworks and hot, muggy weather. To soak up all the excitement -- or alternatively get away from it all

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Teamwork key to controlling blood pressure, advisory says

Doctors, other healthcare providers and hospitals need to collaborate on programs that help patients control high blood pressure, which is on the rise despite proven treatments being available,

Simple Science

SimpleScience@Heart: Early brain stimulation may help stroke survivors recover speech

Electrical brain stimulation may help stroke survivors recover speech and language skills more quickly, according to a study in the American Heart Association journal Stroke. Stroke patients treated with

Simple Science

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