American Heart Association

Searching for answers about cryptogenic stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

LOS ANGELES _ Most doctors are uncertain about approaches to finding the cause of mysterious and life-threatening events called “cryptogenic strokes,” and about half of healthcare providers say they don’t know enough about them, according to a report released Wednesday.

A stroke is usually caused by […]

Quick, expert care saved him from death or disability from cryptogenic stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATIONS NEWS

When his wife’s snoring woke him one night in July 2014, Kurt Hinrichs did what he’d done countless other times: reach for his glasses and move to the couch in the living room.

But instead of standing, he collapsed to the floor and was unable to […]