Scans Can Detect Heart Disease
A coronary artery calcium (CAC) scan measures the amount of calcium in heart’s arteries and high levels can be associated with heart disease, according to a Harvard University report.
The scan shows the presence of atherosclerosis, which can be difficult to find but is the underl…
What to Look for With Strokes
The National Stroke Association says the following are symptoms of a stroke:
Sudden numbness or weakness in your face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body.
Sudden confusion, trouble speaking, or understanding;
Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes;
Sudden trouble walking, dizziness or los…
New Stroke Guidelines Save Lives
New guidelines from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association could change how acute stroke treatment is done, meaning instead of dying or suffering lifelong disability, one of three stroke patients could fully recover...
World Stroke Day
Thursday, October 29th is World Stroke Day.
In America, someone has a stroke every 40 seconds. Women are more likely to suffer a stroke than to be diagnosed with breast cancer.
Many stroke patients do not get to the hospital in time for lifesaving treatment...