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Stroke prevention, treatment and rehabilitation

Emergency Treatment for a Stroke

At the hospital, health care providers will ask about your medical history and about the time your symptoms started. Brain scans will show what  1,217 more words

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Blood Cholesterol Treatment

The latest update from the ACC/AHA Practice Guidelines focus on 4 distinct groups of patients who will likely benefit from taking cholesterol lower medicines commonly know as “Statins”. 191 more words

AliveCor Is Now Kardia and It Works Well At Identifying Atrial Fibrillation At Home And In Office

I’ve been using the AliveCor Mobile ECG App/Device to record my patients’ heart rhythm in my office for about 6 months now.

It has for the most part taken the place of the more elaborate, but cumbersome and time-consuming, 12-lead ECG in patients where heart rhythm is my only concern. 568 more words

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American Cardiology of Cardiology (ACC) "Anticoagulation Initiative"

The “ACC” – (not the College Basketball league) recently announced the “Anti-coagulation Initiative” to further educate healthcare providers, as well as patients, on the many newer medications for stroke prevention with Atrial Fibrillation or “Afib”. 74 more words

Why eating breakfast can reduce the risk of having a stroke

GOOD news for breakfast lovers: regularly eating a morning meal can prevent the likelihood of stroke.

Research from the Osaka University in Japan reveals that missing breakfast can cause an increase rate of glucose intolerance, hypertension and obesity.   117 more words


Most Young Adults With Stroke Symptoms Would Delay Going to the ER

MONDAY, Jan. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Immediate treatment of stroke is crucial, but a new survey finds that three-quarters of young American adults would delay going to the hospital if they had stroke symptoms. 392 more words

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Stroke Falls to 5th Leading Cause of Death in U.S.

For most of my medical career, stroke was the third leading cause of death in the U.S., behind heart disease and cancer. Just a few years ago, chronic lower respiratory tract disease surpassed stroke. 87 more words

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