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American Heart Association reports Hospitals often Overestimate their ability to deliver Fast Stroke Care

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Hospitals often overestimate their performance in providing fast delivery of anti-clotting medication to stroke patients, according to new research in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Researchers surveyed staff in 141 hospitals who treated 48,201 stroke patients in 2009 and 2010. They found that hospital staff perception did not match up with stroke care performance.

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Latinos Live Familismo; How this can help improve the health of the Latino community

 

Written by Dr. Eduardo Sanchez

American Heart AssociationNashville, TN – Familismo or familism. While many look to social psychologists to define this cultural characteristic, Latinos live it.

Our cultures of origin — Mexican, Puerto Rican, Salvadoran, Cuban, Colombian or other Spanish-speaking countries — are rooted in family, in connecting, helping each other become the best we can be, putting our children first and supporting each other through good times and bad.

Fruit preparation. (American Heart Association)

Fruit preparation. (American Heart Association)

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American Heart Association reports Uric Acid may lessen Women’s Disability after Stroke

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Uric acid – a chemical at high levels can lead to serious illness – may lessen women’s disability after stroke, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke.

High levels of uric acid can lead to kidney stones or the inflammatory arthritic condition known as gout and is linked with heart and vascular problems and diabetes.

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American Heart Association & American Stroke Association give Travel Tips for Stroke Survivors

 

American Stroke Association - American Heart AssociationNashville, TN – Are you a stroke survivor?

You may have some special needs when heading off on a trip this summer.

The American Heart Association / American Stroke Association has put together some travel tips just for you.
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American Heart Association report shows nearly half of Hispanics unaware they have High Cholesterol; less than a third treated

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Nearly half of Hispanic adults were unaware they have high cholesterol, and less than a third receive any kind of cholesterol treatment, in a new study in Journal of the American Heart Association.

Hispanics are one of the fastest growing ethnic groups in America, with 52 million among the U.S. population, yet their awareness and management of high cholesterol lags behind other ethnic groups.

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American Heart Association says Clot-removal devices now recommended for some stroke patients

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – For the first time, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association recommends using a stent retrieval device to remove blood clots in select stroke patients who have clots obstructing the large arteries supplying blood to the brain, according to a new focused update published in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.

The optimal initial treatment for a clot-caused (ischemic) stroke remains intravenous delivery of the clot-busting medication tissue plasminogen activator (tPA).

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American Heart Association says African-Americans at lower Socioeconomic Levels have increased risk of Heart Disease, Stroke

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – African Americans at lower socioeconomic levels, particularly women and younger adults, are at greater risk of heart disease and stroke than those in higher socioeconomic positions, according to research in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the No. 1 killer of all Americans, but the burden is greater for African Americans.

African Americans, especially women and young adults at lower socioeconomic levels have an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. (American Heart Association)

African Americans, especially women and young adults at lower socioeconomic levels have an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. (American Heart Association)

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Together to End Stroke phone bank to give experts’ answers to callers’ stroke questions

 

American Heart Association and WSMV Channel 4 bringing together panel from local Healthcare Systems

American Heart AssociationNashville, TN – We know that stroke affects 795,000 Americans every year. But many of us don’t know much about stroke – or who to ask.

Here’s your chance to get answers from the experts.

The Together to End Stroke phone bank created by the American Heart Association and WSMV Channel 4 is happening on May 28th from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.

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American Heart Association report shows Long-term Depression may Double Stroke Risk despite treatment

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Persistent depression may double the risk of stroke in adults over 50 — and stroke risk remains higher even after symptoms of depression go away, according to research in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

“Our findings suggest that depression may increase stroke risk over the long term,” said Paola Gilsanz, Sc.D., study lead author and ‎Yerby Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, Mass.

Long-term depression may double the risk of stroke for middle-aged adults.

Long-term depression may double the risk of stroke for middle-aged adults.

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American Heart Association announces Strokes for Stroke art show to feature original pieces created by and for those affected by Stroke

 

May is American Stroke Month

American Heart AssociationNashville, TN – This month, the American Heart Association is bringing attention to stroke in a creative, colorful way.

Strokes for Stroke is a unique local art show featuring original pieces created by –  and for – those affected by stroke. Many of the pieces to be displayed were created by stroke survivors, while other pieces have been created and donated by artists in honor of someone they know who’s had a stroke.

Strokes for Stroke Art Show Thursday, May 14th

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