American Heart Association

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 […]

February 24th, 2017|Categories: Blog, International Stroke Conference 2017, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on As drug fails to stop bleeding strokes, brain scan advance proves its worth

Some questions answered, others raised in heart testing for mild chest pain

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Millions of Americans visit their doctors complaining of mild chest pain. Most are given one of two types of heart exams: a traditional stress test to see how the heart reacts to physical activity, or a state-of-the-art CT scan that provides 3-D images of the […]