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Is September Really National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month (And Why Does It Matter?)

The skeptical cardiologist received an email from a woman telling him that September is atrial fibrillation awareness month and offering me the free use of an infographic given that I… 653 more words

Any New Antiplatelet Agents for Secondary Stroke Prevention?

While prasugrel (Effient®) or ticagrelor (Brilinta®) have replaced clopidogrel (Plavix®) in the management of acute coronary syndromes, I wonder why we haven’t seen much of their infiltration in the market for secondary prevention of stroke.   371 more words

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The Burden of Stroke in Europe report: need for more support for more stroke survivors.

The number of strokes across the UK could rise by almost half (44 per cent) (i) in the next 20 years, according to a new report (ii) by researchers from King’s College London. 262 more words

Stroke Research At King's College London

Do NOT Rely on AF Detect Smartphone App To Diagnose Atrial fibrillation

I’m writing this brief post as a warning to any individuals who have purchased the  smartphone app AF Detect (screen shot below from Apple app store.) It is not a reliable detector of atrial fibrillation (AF). 224 more words

Atrial Fibrillation

Are You, Am I, Are We At Risk For Heart Disease?

Are you, am I, are we, at risk for heart disease? And what condition is our heart in? Your health history, certain health conditions, your lifestyle, and your age and family history can increase your risk for heart disease. 369 more words

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Heart Healthy Facts: Understand Salt Content of Food and Effect on Your Health

A few months ago, I had dinner in a city that requires restaurants publish the nutrition content of food on the menu. This popular restaurant has a great menu, but I was quite sobered by the calorie and salt content of the food. 163 more words

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Cosmic Energy Fitness Studio Provides Support for a Stroke Survivor

By Deanna Cauthen

Strokes kill more than 130,000 people a year, according to facts obtained from the Center for Disease Control. A stroke, which is also called a brain attack, occurs when a clot blocks the blood supply to the brain or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts.  494 more words