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What we know so far from the biggest study of cardiovascular health in African-Americans

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Montoya Taylor, M.D., attended medical school at Brown University in the mid-2000s and heard a lot about an influential study in the small town of Framingham, Massachusetts. Now spanning three generations of mostly white participants, the Framingham Heart Study is largely responsible for the current […]

Stroke center nurse F.A.S.T. to recognize symptoms of husband’s stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

“I don’t want you to worry.”

Those were the words that made Danielle Robbins panic when she got an early-morning call from her sister Sara on May 12, 2012. Sara told Danielle that she thought their dad, Stephen Bishop, had suffered a stroke.

Stephen’s wife, Joan, is […]

Para entender el riesgo de ataque cerebral en hispanos y negros en Estados Unidos, científicos estadounidenses investigan más allá de sus fronteras

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Las visitas a hospitales en Estados Unidos son difíciles para Yomi Ogun, M.D., un investigador de ataque cerebral de Nigeria.

Los hospitales siempre tienen acceso a medicina para disolver coágulos en el tratamiento de ataques cerebrales. En su país natal, es un producto escaso. […]

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To understand stroke risk in Hispanic-Americans and African-Americans, researchers look beyond U.S. borders

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Traveling to hospitals in the United States is difficult for Yomi Ogun, M.D., a stroke researcher from Nigeria.

A clot-busting medicine to treat stroke is always in stock. In his native country, it’s a rare commodity. Ambulances in America can get patients to […]

China to launch hospital program to improve stroke care

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A new hospital program in China is expected to give researchers and doctors much-needed information to monitor and improve the evidence-based stroke care of that country’s No. 1 cause of death and severe disability.

The quality improvement program, scheduled to launch this fall, is modeled after […]

Common artery problems as you age may be avoided or delayed, study shows

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Potentially dangerous artery problems considered common as people age may actually be avoided or delayed well into the senior years, according to new research.

The risk for high blood pressure and increased blood vessel stiffness, which both increase the risk of heart disease, may be reduced […]

Study sounds the snooze alarm for people with metabolic syndrome

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Getting enough sleep may be a life or death matter for people with a cluster of heart disease and diabetes risk factors.

In a new study from Penn State University, people with the multiple heart disease and diabetes risk factors known as metabolic syndrome were more […]

Heart disease, stroke death rates vary widely depending on where you live

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The good news is that the death rate from heart disease and stroke in the United States declined 50 percent over the last 35 years, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The bad news is that there are […]

Cómo contrarrestar herencia presión arterial alta con hábitos alimenticios y medicamentos

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El papá de Sandra Ortiz sufría de presión arterial alta y de diabetes tipo 2, y cuando él murió, ella fue testigo del efecto devastador que tuvieron sobre su salud. Ella quería desesperadamente evitar sufrir el mismo destino.

La presión arterial alta tenía una […]

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Study: Nearly 20 percent with high heart attack risk don’t think they need to improve their health

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Nearly one in five people with the highest heart attack risk don’t believe they need to improve their health, according to a Canadian study.

Among 45,443 adults participating in the 2011-12 Canadian Community Health Survey, 17.7 percent at greatest risk (five or more risk factors) didn’t […]