Saturday 01 Nov 2014

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All posts tagged treatment

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EMT used stroke warning signs to save her son’s life

It was a snowy January day and Alex Newton was home from school watching cartoons when he felt the entire right half of his body start tingling. Soon after, the 10-year-old told his mother that his face also felt tingly. […]

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Time of arrival at hospital impacts time to treatment and survival of heart attack patients

Going to the hospital for a heart attack during evenings, weekends and holidays increases your risk of dying 13 percent compared with people arriving during workday hours, according

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First set of recommendations in a decade advocate gender-specific approach for women

A more gender-specific approach should be used in diagnosing heart disease, according to the first set of guidelines in about a decade by the American Heart Association on women’s ischemic heart disease. The

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Most people have access to stroke care, but few get recommended treatment

Four out of five people in the United States live within an hour’s drive of a hospital equipped to treat acute stroke — yet very few get recommended

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SimpleScience@Heart: Speed matters in stroke treatment: 30-minute delay = 10 percent drop in good recovery

It’s the terrifying math of stroke treatment: For every 30-minute delay, chances of good recovery go down 10 percent. Here’s how the 30-10 Formula works. New research shows that

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Simple Science @Heart: Radio waves blasted into body may help reduce blood pressure

When multiple medications don’t lower blood pressure, radio waves blasted into your body may be the answer. New research shows people who had this procedure maintained lower blood pressure