American Heart Association

Regularly checking temperature and blood sugar may improve stroke recovery


Keeping close tabs on temperature and glucose (blood sugar) could improve the recovery of stroke patients, according to research presented at the Nursing Symposium of the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2016.

After an Australian trial showed that 90-day outcomes are better when nurses […]

Lowering cardiac arrest patients’ body temperature on way to hospital did not help outcomes

Lowering cardiac arrest patients’ body temperature with cold intravenous fluids right after resuscitation and on the way to the hospital didn’t help survival or neurological outcome, according to a late-breaking clinical trial presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2013.
With a cardiac arrest, the heart stops beating and as […]