American Heart Association

Stent retrievers are a game-changer for severe strokes

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Editor’s note: This is one in a 10-part series of the top medical research advances of 2016 as determined by the American Heart Association.

By 2015, stroke experts were starting to agree on the benefits of using tiny, cage-like stent retrievers to remove clots from large vessels […]

Travis to appear at BeautyKind Unites: A Concert for Causes

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Country music star Randy Travis will make a guest appearance Saturday at BeautyKind Unites: A Concert for Causes, joining artists Demi Lovato, The Band Perry and Jake Owen.

The event — at AT&T Stadium near Dallas, where the Cowboys play — will help raise money for […]

Pricey cholesterol drug cuts heart attack, stroke risk

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A highly anticipated study has found that the new cholesterol-lowering drug evolocumab can reduce heart attacks and strokes among high-risk patients.

The findings, published last week in the New England Journal of Medicine and presented at the American College of Cardiology’s annual meeting, showed that the […]

Routine blood tests may help predict chronic disease risk

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A patient’s age and results from routine blood tests might be enough to give doctors a window into the future by creating a score that measures chronic disease risk, a new study suggests.

Researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City say […]

New therapies needed to prevent recurrent strokes in high-risk group

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Editor’s note: This is one in a 10-part series of the top medical research advances of 2016 as determined by the American Heart Association.

For people who suffer a stroke in the small arteries deep within the brain, the best way to prevent another one is to […]

From the basketball court to the stroke unit

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Antrone “Juice” Moore grew up on Chicago’s South Side during the Michael Jordan-led Bulls dynasty of the 1990s. He played basketball in college and spent more than a decade playing for semi-professional teams throughout North America.

He turned his attention to coaching in 2008, but in […]

As drug fails to stop bleeding strokes, brain scan advance proves its worth

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

HOUSTON — Doctors had hoped a drug used to stop bleeding could be a potential emergency treatment for brain hemorrhages.

Now, two parallel trials in Canada and the United States show that recombinant activated coagulation factor VII did not help high-risk patients with intracerebral hemorrhage, the […]

After flatlining and years of therapy, country music star Randy Travis is passing out hope

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

TIOGA, Texas – For a few minutes, it was the last night of country & western legend Randy Travis’ life.

Suffocating from his fluid-filled lungs and his heart failing, Travis flatlined. He was put on life support and into an induced coma. When he was brought […]

Mental health disorders leading to hospital visit may increase stroke risk

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

HOUSTON — People hospitalized or treated in an emergency room for depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder or other mental health disorders may have an increased risk for stroke, new data suggest.

Researchers, who presented their findings Thursday at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference, said psychiatric […]

Nothing could slow down this busy working mom — until her stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Lilian Tsi Stielstra was a couch potato. But at age 46, that changed.

Waking on a Saturday in 2010 in her San Francisco home, she recalls feeling tired. She brushed it off as stress from her demanding bank sales job.

Walking up the stairs, she felt “pins […]