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Heartburn drugs may increase the risk of stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

NEW ORLEANS — Popular heartburn medication may increase the risk of ischemic stroke.

The stroke risk appears to be greatest with the highest dose of the proton pump inhibitors, known as PPIs.

“PPIs have been associated with unhealthy vascular function, including heart attacks, kidney disease and dementia,” […]

Poor sleep may increase risk for irregular heart rhythms

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

NEW ORLEANS — Disruptions in sleep may be raising your risks of an irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2016.

Obstructive sleep apnea, sleep interrupted by pauses in breathing, is a known risk for […]

Use of cholesterol-lowering drugs before cardiac arrest may aid survival

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

NEW ORLEANS — Patients who have been taking statins are likely to survive longer after a cardiac arrest than those who are not taking them, according to a study released Saturday.

The study from Taiwan researchers was presented during the Resuscitation Science Symposium at the American Heart […]

Two years after stroke, running is a way to health

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Merideth Gilmor knows what it’s like to train hard, perhaps even more than some of the professional athletes she handles publicity for.

Exactly a year to the date she suffered a debilitating stroke that nearly killed her, Gilmor completed her first marathon, running 26.2-miles around New […]

‘Nancy’ cartoonist uses personal story to highlight stroke awareness

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

There’s nothing funny about stroke, but on World Stroke Day, “Nancy” cartoonist Guy Gilchrist is bringing awareness to the disease that changed the course of his life and career.

Saturday’s daily strip featuring the timeless 8-year-old is a nod to his personal connection with stroke.

“No matter […]

October 28th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Stroke|Tags: , |4 Comments

Pregnant mom saved by quick action of toddler son

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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The details of what happened to her the day she had a stroke are still fuzzy for Lindaly Hernandez. But 4-year-old Jayden Garcia remembers exactly where he was the day his mother collapsed in her bathroom.

Jayden, who was 3 at the time, was […]

Deaf stroke survivor races to health

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Tim Leary often finds himself face-down in mud below wires with electrical currents, pulling himself up a wall or jumping off platforms.

But even when the athlete competes in obstacle course races like the Spartan, Warrior Dash and Tough Mudder, he can’t hear the competition, or […]

Ellis Williamson forged new ground as a patient advocate by starting the Stroke Club

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

After Ellis Williamson of Galveston, Texas, had a stroke in 1964, he helped break new ground in patient advocacy, empowering stroke survivors in a time when stroke carried stigma.

He was in his mid-30s when a stroke left him unable to speak or walk. After months […]

Fighting spirit, rapid response saves stroke survivor

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Tamsen Butler, a 41-year-old mother of two, wife, Air Force veteran and fitness guru, was putting away groceries with her children on July 22, 2015, when she felt an odd sensation, “like something had shifted in my head,” she remembered.

Something felt funny in her right […]

Finding the words after a near-deadly stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION

Chris Richards speaks carefully and haltingly, her speech but not her mind affected by a stroke two years ago that nearly killed her.

But the words are worth waiting for. They tell of the power of determination and faith, the love of a wonderful family, the support […]

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