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Mountain bike racer learns the dangers of deep vein thrombosis

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

As an aspiring Olympian in his 20s and an amateur mountain bike racer in his 50s, Sam Osborne closely tracked his physical performance. But after a blood clot in his leg led to a life-threatening pulmonary embolism in August, he realized he had a lot […]

October 13th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Patients, Physical Activity, Prevention, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Mountain bike racer learns the dangers of deep vein thrombosis

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 […]