Thursday 23 Oct 2014

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All posts tagged Stroke

Harlan Krumholz, M.D.

Study finds significant drop in hospitalizations, deaths from heart disease, stroke

The rates of U.S. hospitalizations and deaths from heart disease and stroke dropped significantly in the last decade, more so than for any other condition, according to a study released Monday in the journal Circulation.  A research team led by […]

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Low education, smoking, high blood pressure may lead to increased stroke risk

Adult smokers with limited education face a greater risk of stroke than those with a higher education, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke. The

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Strong resolve leads stroke survivor from being immobile to hiking 7 miles

Amy Steinbrech spent the last night of 2012 with family. She enjoyed a glass of wine with dinner, then they all hung out and watched a movie. Early on

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Study underscores excessive sodium consumption as global health problem

Excessive sodium consumption is having a dire health impact on people around the world, killing about 1.65 million people globally each year from related cardiovascular diseases and stroke,

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Teen has gone from a stroke during art class to helping strike out stroke

Ryan Banks was sitting in his high school art class in Trenton, Ohio, when he began feeling funny. He texted his mom, Sherry, that his right arm was

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American Heart Association and American Stroke Association: ‘Life is why’

School behavioral specialist Carla Leonard had her hand on her heart during the Pledge of Allegiance when a heart attack nearly killed her. Her doctor didn’t mince words

Patients should talk to doctors before changing dosage on anti-clotting drug

A recent report questions whether more could be done to prevent side-effects and improve effectiveness of the anti-clotting drug dabigatran, but medical experts urge people to continue taking

Questions raised about managing dabigatran’s risks

Q. What did the British Medical Journal article say about dabigatran/Pradaxa and its manufacturer? The journal released a report questioning whether drugmaker Boehringer-Ingelheim fully disclosed all it knew about

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: 26-year-old rebuilds life, golf game after stroke

The day before Thanksgiving 2009, Drew Sperling woke up looking forward to playing a round of golf with his dad. The words he spoke to a friend that morning

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Locked-in syndrome leaves former athlete in complete muscle paralysis

For Patrick Stein, having even a simple conversation is a complicated and tedious process. Patrick, who lives in Northfield, Illinois, has Locked-in syndrome, a debilitating condition caused by a