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Most Heart Attack Patients Needing Angioplasty Treated Within Recommended Time
August 22, 2011 16:00 ET | American Heart Association
DALLAS, Aug. 22, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Study highlights: More than 90 percent of heart attack patients who require an emergency artery-opening procedure known as angioplasty, are treated...
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UN Member States Jeopardise International Progress on Non-Communicable Disease Epidemic
August 17, 2011 19:09 ET | American Heart Association
GENEVA, Aug. 17, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- International progress on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and chronic respiratory disease, is at grave risk,...
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Selective Use of Drug-Eluting Stents Saving Millions of Healthcare Dollars - American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report
August 15, 2011 16:00 ET | American Heart Association
DALLAS, Aug. 15, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Study Highlights: Limiting the use of drug-eluting stents did not increase the risk of death or heart attack, and only slightly raised the need for...
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Depression Linked to Increased Risk of Stroke in Women - American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Rapid Access Journal Report
August 11, 2011 16:00 ET | American Heart Association
Study Highlights: Depression is associated with a moderately increased risk of stroke. Depressed women taking anti-depressant drugs — particularly selective serotonin reuptake...
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American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report: Siblings of Those With Blood Clots in Leg Have Higher Risk of Same Disorder
August 08, 2011 16:00 ET | American Heart Association
Study Highlights: People with multiple siblings who had potentially life-threatening leg blood clots are 50 times more likely to get the same condition compared to people with healthy...
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American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report: Technique to Stimulate Heart Cells May Lead to Light-Controlled Pacemakers
August 08, 2011 16:00 ET | American Heart Association
Study Highlights: Researchers used light to control the electrical activity of heart muscle cells The research raises the possibility of light-controlled pacemakers to treat heart rhythm...
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American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report: Genetic Signature Discovered in Plaque, Possible Key to Future Treatment
August 04, 2011 16:00 ET | American Heart Association
Study Highlights: Researchers found differences in artery plaque in people who had stroke and people who didn't. These differences — found in the genetic profile of each plaque...
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American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report: More Neurology Residents Comfortable Using Stroke Clot-Busting Drug
August 04, 2011 16:00 ET | American Heart Association
Study Highlights: More neurology residents feel comfortable using the clot-busting drug tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) for acute ischemic stroke than ever. Lack of physician experience...
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American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report: Some Exercise is Better Than None; More is Better to Reduce Heart Disease Risk
August 01, 2011 16:00 ET | American Heart Association
Study Highlights: Researchers found that 2 ½ hours of moderate-intensity physical activity per week can lower the overall risk of heart disease by 14 percent. This is the first review...
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American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report: Traumatic Brain Injury Linked With Tenfold Increase in Stroke Risk
July 28, 2011 16:00 ET | American Heart Association
Study Highlights: Suffering a Trauma to the Brain May Increase the Risk of Stroke Tenfold Within Three Months This is the First Study to Show a Direct Correlation Between Traumatic Brain...