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U.S. women unfamiliar with most stroke warning signs
March 19, 2014

U.S. women unfamiliar with most stroke warning signs

Study Highlights: Many U.S. women don’t know most of the warning signs of a stroke. Hispanic women were less likely than others to know the warning signs of a stroke. Nearly all women knew that they should immediately call 9-1-1 if they suspected that they were having a stroke.
Las mujeres estadounidenses no están familiarizadas con la mayoría de los signos de advertencia de un ataque cerebral
March 19, 2014

Las mujeres estadounidenses no están familiarizadas con la mayoría de los signos de advertencia de un ataque cerebral

Puntos destacados del estudio: Muchas mujeres estadounidenses no conocen la mayoría de los signos de advertencia de un ataque cerebral. Las mujeres Hispanas tienes menos probabilidades de conocer los signos de advertencia de un ataque cerebral que otras mujeres. Casi todas las mujeres sabían que debían llamar de inmediato al 9-1-1 si sospechaban que estaban teniendo un ataque cerebral.
Spices and herbs intervention helps adults reduce salt intake
March 19, 2014

Spices and herbs intervention helps adults reduce salt intake

Study Highlights: A behavioral intervention that taught adults to use herbs and spices instead of salt led to a decrease in sodium consumption compared to people who tried to reduce sodium on their own. Adults taking part in a 20-week behavioral intervention consumed 966 mg/day less salt than their self-directed counterparts.
Program taught in American Sign Language helps deaf achieve healthier weight
March 19, 2014

Program taught in American Sign Language helps deaf achieve healthier weight

Study Highlights: Deaf adults successfully lost weight in a program using American Sign Language. The study is the first randomized trial of a weight-reduction and lifestyle-change program in deaf ASL users.
March 17, 2014

Expert Consensus Document Outlines Recommendations to Improve Quality and Safety as Increasing Number of PCIs Are Performed Without On-Site Surgical Backup

WASHINGTON, D.C., and DALLAS (March 17, 2014) – The increasing number of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs) being performed at low-volume centers without on-site cardiac surgery backup has driven the need for new safety and quality protocols, according to an expert consensus document released today and written by a committee representing the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), the American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) and the American Heart Association (AHA). The document outlines steps hospitals can take to provide the safest possible environment for PCI when the facility does not provide cardiac surgery as a backup should complications occur.
Mexican-Americans suffer worse outcomes after stroke
March 13, 2014

Mexican-Americans suffer worse outcomes after stroke

Study Highlights: Mexican-Americans had worse neurologic, functional and cognitive outcomes 90 days after their stroke compared to non-Hispanic whites. Mexican-American stroke survivors had moderate functional disability and nearly one-third had post-stroke dementia.
Stroke survivors may lose month of healthy life for 15-minute delay in treatment
March 13, 2014

Stroke survivors may lose month of healthy life for 15-minute delay in treatment

Study Highlights: Every 15-minute delay in delivering a clot-busting drug after stroke robs survivors of an average month of healthy life. Streamlining the time from symptom onset to clot-busting treatment by just one minute means one less day of disability for a survivor. While all stroke patients benefit from faster treatment, younger patients seem to gain more benefit than older patients.
Los sujetos mexicano-estadounidenses experimentan peores resultados después de un ataque cerebral
March 13, 2014

Los sujetos mexicano-estadounidenses experimentan peores resultados después de un ataque cerebral

Puntos destacados del estudio: Los sujetos mexicano-estadounidenses presentaron peores resultados neurológicos, funcionales y cognitivos a los 90 días de su ataque cerebral en comparación con los sujetos blancos no hispanos. Los sujetos mexicano-estadounidenses que sobrevivieron a un ataque cerebral presentaron discapacidad funcional moderada, y aproximadamente un tercio presentó demencia posterior al ataque cerebral.
Gestational diabetes may raise risk for heart disease in midlife
March 12, 2014

Gestational diabetes may raise risk for heart disease in midlife

Study Highlights: Pregnant women may face an increased risk of early heart disease if they develop gestational diabetes. Early screening and intervention is important to identify later heart disease risk for these mothers, researchers said.
Bread, cereal drive U.K. children’s high salt diet
March 10, 2014

Bread, cereal drive U.K. children’s high salt diet

Study Highlights: Children in London eat an unhealthy amount of salt, with a third of it coming from breads and cereals. In the largest U.K. study to date measuring children’s salt consumption, researchers found that teens ate more salt than that country recommends for adults. On average, kids in all age groups eat more salt than the American Heart Association recommends.
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