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Model Katie May’s fatal stroke caused by chiropractic procedure, coroner says

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A controversial neck-manipulation treatment associated with a rare type of stroke appears to have led to the death of Playboy model Katie May, according to the Los Angeles coroner’s department.

The 34-year-old May – who also modeled for GQ and Sports Illustrated – died Feb. 4 […]

What? Excuses that stroke victims give instead of just going to the hospital

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Getting help quickly for stroke — the second-leading cause of death worldwide — is more important than anything else you may be doing or have planned because time can make all the difference.

“Decades ago there were no treatments for stroke. Now we have therapies that […]

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Short episodes of abnormal heart rhythm may not increase stroke risk

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

People with pacemakers or defibrillators who experience only short episodes of an abnormal heart rhythm known as atrial fibrillation have a very low risk of stroke, according to a study released Monday.

After analyzing 37,000 ECGs of 5,379 patients over two years, researchers found that long […]

AHA statement: high blood pressure linked to higher risk of cognitive impairment

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

High blood pressure is associated with an increased risk of cognitive impairment later in life, according to a new American Heart Association statement.

Published in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension, the statement is based on multiple studies and explains how high blood pressure influences brain […]

U.S. Paralympic cyclist and stroke survivor encourages cycling to improve heart and brain health

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Just days after being honored at the White House, U.S. Paralympic cyclist and stroke survivor Billy Lister was back on a bike in Denver, encouraging people to improve their heart and brain health through cycling.

Lister spoke Sunday at a local CycleNation event, part of a […]

Unexplained health mysteries solved through determination

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Dan Merritt was trim, healthy and active, happily dividing his time among golf, gardening and grandchildren – the kind of person most people don’t think are at risk of strokes.

But he had at least three strokes, along with a few minor incidents, that doctors couldn’t […]

New electrical stimulation therapy improves hand function for stroke survivors

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A new electrical stimulation therapy improved hand dexterity for stroke survivors more than an existing technique, in a study released today.

Strokes, which strike about in 800,000 people in the United States each year, usually result in some degree of paralysis on one side of the […]

Exercising can help you keep medical costs down

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION

You may have lower annual medical costs by exercising at recommended levels weekly, according to a study released Wednesday.

It’s known that regular moderate exercise can reduce risk of heart disease, stroke and chronic conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure. The study’s findings also “emphasize […]

How one young woman eventually found out she’d had a mini-stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Amanda Thompson was happy and the picture of good health. Life was good.

Then on March 14, 2015, she felt an “intense pain” at the back of her neck near the end of a body pump class at the gym.

“I couldn’t finish,” Thompson said. “I got […]

Adults who develop asthma may have higher risk of heart disease, stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

People who develop asthma as adults may be at greater risk of developing heart disease and having a stroke, according to new research.

“Though it’s usually not recognized as such, there are several different types of asthma, each with some unique features,” said Matthew C. Tattersall, […]

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