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946 Articles Matching "stroke"

Who Is Doing Advance Care Planning in Nursing Homes?

Dec 11, 2018 , American Journal of Nursing
When I was an ED nurse in a city hospital years ago, we often received patient transfers from area nursing homes. Usually these patients were very elderly, appeared cachectic, and were largely unresponsive (as I recall, many were post-stroke or had dementia). Diagnoses were usually very similar: dehydration, hypotension, UTI, pneumonia; many had contractures. The [...] The post Who Is Doing Advance Care Planning in Nursing Homes? appeared first on Off the...
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Benefits of statins far outweigh risks

Dec 11, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - - The benefits of statins in reducing the odds of heart attacks and strokes far outweigh any risks of side effects, according to a scientific statement released by the American Heart Association....
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FDA Warns of Rare Stroke Risk With MS Drug

Dec 08, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: FDA Warns of Rare Stroke Risk With MS DrugCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/5/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/6/2018 12:00:00...
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Philippine taxes on sugary drinks could avert thousands of deaths, WHO study says

Dec 06, 2018 , Reuters
The Philippines could avert 24,000 premature deaths linked to diseases such as diabetes, stroke and heart failure in the next two decades after it adopted taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday....
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Fluctuations in Weight, Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Spell Trouble for Heart Health

Dec 01, 2018 , CardioSmart
Maintaining good health reduces risk for heart attack, stroke and death, shows Korean study of 6.7 million...
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There’s A Revolutionary Procedure That Can Treat Severe Strokes, But Most Hospitals In U.S. Don’t Perform It

Nov 30, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Going to different hospitals only a few miles away from each other can make a profound difference on the chances of a patient recovering from a stroke. But sometimes local, state and regional rules dictate that ambulance drivers bring patients first to hospitals that don’t do the procedure before they can be transferred. Because the success of thrombectomies are dependent on how fast they are performed in relation to the stroke, that delay can mean a huge difference. Other hospitals news...
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Racial disparities seen in U.S. heart rhythm treatment

Nov 30, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Black patients in the U.S. with atrial fibrillation - an irregular heart rhythm - are less likely to receive the medications that would help prevent stroke, the most dangerous outcome of the condition, compared to whites and Hispanics, according to a new study....
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Botulinum Toxin Shows Promise In Trials To Reduce Post-Operative Atrial Fibrillation (POAF) In Cardiac Surgery Patients

Nov 29, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) is a common complication, affecting one quarter to one half of all patients following cardiac surgery. It can result in heart failure, stroke, and longer hospital stays, resulting in an increased cost of care. HeartRhythm, the official journal of the Heart ......
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Micardis vs. Diovan

Nov 15, 2018 , RxList
Diovan (valsartan) and Micardis (telmisartan) are angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) used to control high blood pressure (hypertension), and to reduce the risk of stroke, heart attack, or death from heart problems in people risk factors for serious heart...
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Too Much Of A Good Thing? New Study Shows Overtreating Patients For Hypothyroidism Could Raise Their Risk Of Stroke

Nov 14, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
For patients who take medication to treat hypothyroidism, being treated with too much medication can lead to an increased risk of atrial fibrillation, a common heart rhythm disorder associated with stroke, a new study of more than 174,000 patients has found. The findings were presented by researche......
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Janssen gets FDA green light for new Invokana indication

Nov 14, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
Janssen's oral diabetes treatment is the first oral diabetes treatment to have an indication to reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke or cardiovascular death, the company said. Read More...
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New Cholesterol Guidelines Focus on Personalized Approach

Nov 12, 2018 , WebMD
Nearly one of every three American adults have high levels of "bad" LDL cholesterol, which contributes to fatty plaque buildup and narrowing of the arteries, the AHA said. People with LDL levels of 100 mg/dL or lower tend to have lower rates of heart disease and...
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New Cholesterol Guidelines Focus on the Personal

Nov 11, 2018 , WebMD
Nearly one of every three American adults have high levels of "bad" LDL cholesterol, which contributes to fatty plaque buildup and narrowing of the arteries, the AHA said. People with LDL levels of 100 mg/dL or lower tend to have lower rates of heart disease and...
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New drug options, risk factors added to U.S. heart guidelines

Nov 11, 2018 , Reuters
Updated U.S. guidelines on heart health advise more personalized assessment of risk as well as two newer types of cholesterol-lowering drugs for people at particularly high risk of heart attack or stroke....
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American Heart Association And American Diabetes Association Launch Landmark Health Initiative—Know Diabetes By Heart™

Nov 10, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) today launched their new, multi-year awareness and education initiative, Know Diabetes by Heart™, to reduce cardiovascular deaths, heart attacks and strokes in people living with type 2 diabetes. People living with dia......
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High blood pressure before age 40 tied to earlier strokes, heart disease

Nov 09, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - People who develop high blood pressure before age 40 have a higher risk of heart disease and strokes in middle age, two new studies suggest....
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High Blood Pressure in Young Adults Tied to Earlier Strokes

Nov 09, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: High Blood Pressure in Young Adults Tied to Earlier StrokesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/6/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/7/2018 12:00:00...
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Stroke Survivors And Those At Risk Urged To Focus On Yoga And Tai Chi

Nov 06, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
One of Australia’s biggest health issues could be checked if more people took up yoga or tai chi and reduced their blood pressure, an Australian study has found. Stroke costs the country $5 billion a year through treatment and loss of productivity, affecting 56,000 Australians in 2017, equivalent ......
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Lilly says diabetes drug Trulicity reduces heart risks in trial

Nov 06, 2018 , Reuters
Eli Lilly and Co said on Monday that its top-selling diabetes drug Trulicity significantly reduced the risk of heart attack, stroke and heart-related death in a broad range of people with type 2 diabetes, according to results of a large clinical trial....
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One Man's Journey Back From Stroke at 52

Nov 03, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: One Man's Journey Back From Stroke at 52Category: Health NewsCreated: 11/1/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/1/2018 12:00:00...
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