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Local Cardiologist Gives New Advice for Aspirin Users

Taking one aspirin per day to prevent heart attacks may not be necessary for those who are lower at risk.

05/07/2014

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Study: Time Matters in Treatment of Stroke Victims

Two studies show improvements in the ER and ambulances possibly cutting down critical time for stroke victims.

04/30/2014

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Pre-Hypertension Patients Still At Risk For Stroke

Recent St. Louis University shows that patients with pre-hypertension are not completely safe from the risk of stroke.

03/14/2014

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You’re More Likely to Die from a Heart Attack After Hours, Study Says

Researchers found that patients who showed up at the hospital during off hours were 5 percent more likely to die within 30 days of the heart attack.

01/28/2014

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Report Finds Global Increase in Strokes Among Young People

“That was surprising because typically people think of stroke as affecting people who are ‘old,’ meaning people in their late 70s, 80s, and older,” SLU Care neurologist Eli Feed said.

10/30/2013

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Report Reveals Drastic Differences in Area Hospital Care

Healthgrades’ Evan Marks says they looked at the mortality rates of area hospitals when it comes to certain procedures and conditions and found some big differences.

10/24/2013

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Airport Noise Can Increase Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke

These two studies show people living near airports who were regularly exposed to noise above 63 decibels were 20 percent more likely to be hospitalized for cardiac conditions.

10/18/2013

Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) listens as U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder testifies before the Senate Appropriations Committee June 6, 2013 in Washington, DC.   (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Sen. Kirk Pushing “Stroke Agenda”

A stroke victim himself, the Illinois Republican seeks better care for low-income sufferers.

08/18/2013

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Study: Head Injuries Increase Stroke Risk

That means a head injury, even from a small fall or an auto accident, may cause abnormal clotting in the brain or damage to the brain’s blood vessels.

08/13/2013

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SLU Hospital Begins New Procedure

Saint Louis University Hospital is among the first to begin a new procedure that will reduce the risk for patients with atrial fibrillation.

06/18/2013

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