American Heart Association

Acute stroke patients received clot-busting treatment despite language barriers


Acute ischemic stroke patients who didn’t speak English well were still properly treated with clot busters despite the language barrier, according to research that was published Wednesday on the American Heart Association journal website Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality & Outcomes.

The research was originally scheduled to be released […]

April 29th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Barriers keep the poor, minorities from calling 911, study says

Distrust of law enforcement, language barriers, lack of information about cardiac arrest and financial concerns are the major barriers keeping the poor, Latinos and other minorities from calling 911 for help, according to a new study.

Using focus groups and interviews, investigators explored why people in five low-income Latino neighborhoods […]

January 13th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

SimpleScience@Heart: Early brain stimulation may help stroke survivors recover speech

Electrical brain stimulation may help stroke survivors recover speech and language skills more quickly, according to a study in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.

Stroke patients treated with non-invasive brain stimulation along with speech therapy had three times the improvement in speech and language compared with patients who had […]