American Heart Association

Many stroke survivors may develop seizures

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A substantial proportion of stroke survivors develop seizures in the years following their strokes, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2016.

Researchers studied information on hospitalizations and emergency department visits in California, Florida and New York from 2005 and […]

Obese patients may be at higher risk of bleeding when taking warfarin

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Obese patients taking the frequently used blood thinner warfarin have a higher risk of bleeding than normal-weight patients taking the drug, according to a new study presented Friday at the American Heart Association’s Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology/Peripheral Vascular Disease Scientific Sessions 2015.

Researchers conducted a one-year study […]

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 the medication as prescribed unless their physician says otherwise.

The drug, sold under the brand name Pradaxa, is one of a relatively […]

Unclogging arteries through wrist becoming more common

 The way to a man’s heart may be his wrist.

More U.S. doctors are unclogging heart arteries — in men and women — by entering through an artery in the wrist, according to a new study. This method, which is already common in Europe, is linked to less bleeding complications […]

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