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What Happens During A Stroke?

Stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is cut off. When this happens, brain becomes deprived of oxygen, causing brain cells to die. Strokes are one of the most common causes of death, and a leading cause of preventable disability. 52 more words


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Wear Red and Raise Awareness About Heart Disease for Women

National Wear Red Day is February 2nd. Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year, killing approximately one woman every 80 seconds.  244 more words


Which Kind of Baby Aspirin Should I Take To Prevent Heart Attack? Chewable Versus Enteric Coated Versus Regular

The skeptical cardiologist recently asked his Eternal Fiancée to grab a bottle of baby aspirin  while she was at the local Walgreen’s. Aspirin or acetyl salicylic acid (ASA) comes in either a 325 mg dose or in a low dose which can be between 75 to 100 mg and is often called “baby” aspirin. 976 more words

A Better Diet for Stroke; Low-Dose NOAC for Stroke Prevention; Brain Edema

The big news this week in cardiology came from the International Stroke Conference in Los Angeles, where not only did big trial data emerge supporting a  490 more words


New Research Could Save Lives of More Stroke Patients

Most of the heart stroke victims die due to blood clotting or choking of blood circulation to the brain. But as per new research by Dr. 374 more words

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Blood Thinners (Oral Anticoagulants) For Atrial Fibrillation: Who Should Take Them and Which One To Take

The most serious  adverse consequence of having atrial fibrillation is stroke. Since we have safe and effective ways of preventing afib-related stroke with oral anticoagulant drugs (blood thinners), a major decision for the newly diagnosed patient with atrial fibrillation is “should I take a blood thinner?” 2,056 more words

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Hand and Finger Exercises for Stroke Recovery

Rehabilitation from a stroke is always a difficult and mind-numbing process. But it’s a process that every stroke patient should endure for making a complete recovery. 518 more words