Category: Heart and Vascular Health

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November 20, 2017

Is Your Chest Pain a Sign of a Heart Attack, or Something Else?

You should never take chest pain lightly, but it can have non-life-threatening causes

Heart Attacks

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Sylvia and Patrick Pope

April 22, 2015

Quick thinking, communication and intervention lead to improved out...

On a late January morning this year, Patrick Pope was in his Clinton home, juggling a grandchild on each knee. His wife, Sylvia, was in the kitchen keeping an eye on the chicken she’d just placed in the oven. She heard a loud sound from the living room and rushed in to find her husband had...

Patient Stories, Stroke

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January 9, 2015

Surviving A Stroke: Every Moment Counts

Each year there are more than 700,000 strokes in the United States.* A stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is halted. In the case of a stroke, every moment counts. Lack of blood causes brain cells to begin dying within minutes. Early recognition and treatment of a stroke is critical to minimize damage.…

Stroke

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February 26, 2014

New Stroke Guidelines Target Women

For the first time, the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association have issued guidelines aimed at reducing stroke risk in women. Each year, 55,000 more strokes occur in women than in men and represent the third leading cause of death for women (they’re the fifth leading cause for men).

Stroke

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