In about 1 in 3 ischemic strokes, the root cause is still unknown after testing. That’s when it’s important to dig deeper for a definitive diagnosis. Collaboration by neurologists, cardiologists, electrophysiologists and other integral team members may reveal the answers needed to provide targeted treatment for preventing recurrent strokes. Look for a variety of cryptogenic stroke resources at http://spr.ly/605482W62.
You may not see or feel its symptoms, but high blood pressure affects about 85 million people in in the U.S., and its consequences— heart failure, heart attack, stroke, vision loss and kidney disease - are devastating. Luckily, high blood pressure can be managed effectively by working with your doctor to create a treatment plan and sticking to it. To encourage those with HBP to develop a plan they can stick to, the American Heart Association (AHA), American Stroke Association (ASA), and American Medical Association (AMA) have partnered with the Ad Council to launch a national PSA campaign featuring real survivors of stroke and heart attack to inform the public about the dangers of high blood pressure.
If you’ve been diagnosed with a heart valve problem such as aortic stenosis or mitral valve regurgitation, you may be facing some decisions about your treatment. Dr. James Edgerton explains the options your doctor may suggest: wait and observe, treat it with medication, or undergo a procedure such as valve repair or replacement.
Elizabeth Banks is known for her comedic acting style, but acknowledges there’s nothing funny about a heart attack. However, humor is exactly the approach Banks took in the entertaining Go Red For Women video she wrote and directed on the subject, Just a Little Heart Attack.3.13