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How virtual reality is changing cardiovascular care

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Virtual reality has been a staple of science fiction ever since Stanley G. Weinbaum wrote about high-tech goggles in 1935’s Pygmalion’s Spectacles. Now that virtual reality has become actual reality, it’s slowly but surely revolutionizing the treatment of heart disease and stroke.

“In the […]

August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Blog, Children, CPR, Emergency Response, Heart Disease, Patients, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on How virtual reality is changing cardiovascular care

Quitting cholesterol drugs may raise risk of another stroke

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Patients who stop taking cholesterol-lowering drugs three to six months after their first stroke face a higher risk of another stroke, and an increased risk of hospitalization and death, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Those who’d had an […]

August 2nd, 2017|Categories: Blog, Patients, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Quitting cholesterol drugs may raise risk of another stroke

The future of heart disease prevention? How your genome expresses itself

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The breakthrough made headlines in 2003: Scientists had mapped the DNA sequence that makes up the genetic code of humans. Since then, scientific discoveries and transformative technologies have ushered in a genomic era that continues to peel back layers of information about traits and diseases […]

July 31st, 2017|Categories: Blog, Heart Disease, Prevention, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on The future of heart disease prevention? How your genome expresses itself

More strokes among younger people worry experts

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When the crushing headache and other sudden problems first hit Brooke Bergfeld, she assumed they were childbirth-related. The pain came on just a week after her new son was born, after all.

Fortunately for Bergfeld, her mother knew better. She quickly called 911 after recognizing the […]

To understand stroke risk in Hispanic-Americans and African-Americans, researchers look beyond U.S. borders

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Traveling to hospitals in the United States is difficult for Yomi Ogun, M.D., a stroke researcher from Nigeria.

A clot-busting medicine to treat stroke is always in stock. In his native country, it’s a rare commodity. Ambulances in America can get patients to […]

Cardiac arrest gets little research funding despite huge death toll

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Cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in the U.S. but gets just a fraction of the government’s funding for medical research, according to a new study.

Researchers aren’t sure exactly why there’s such a disparity in funding from the National Institutes of Health, but […]

Unable to walk, stroke survivor is back on her feet and helping others

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Wanda Walton and her family had just spent the afternoon in the Los Angeles area, and she was driving home on the freeway when her left side went numb.

“She swerved the car … and then she did it again,” her daughter Brittany Walton recalled. “I […]

Philadelphia nurse honored for decades of serving others

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A stroke more than two decades ago left Theresa Conejo’s 56-year-old mom struggling to relearn how to do simple things, like walk, talk and eat. There were other losses too.

“My mother had a beautiful voice, but after that, she couldn’t sing anymore. The person I […]

Incoming AHA chairman focuses on innovation, precision medicine

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In philanthropy, as in business, James Postl is used to coming out on top.

Coming out on top is a big assignment in his newest role as the American Heart Association’s chairman, but Postl is ready to do his part in fight against heart disease and […]

Incoming AHA president Warner driven by commitment to science, community, teamwork

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Growing up in West Texas, John Warner loved the outdoors and sports. Most of his free time was spent fishing, hiking and running. Those passions blended into a natural path for his future.

He ran his way to a track scholarship at Abilene Christian University, a […]

June 26th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Heart Disease, Stroke|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Incoming AHA president Warner driven by commitment to science, community, teamwork