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New research studying stroke rehabilitation has found that Mexican-Americans disproportionately receive fewer rehab services after a stroke compared to their white counterparts, a finding that could explain why Mexican-Americans tend to suffer more from long-term stroke effects.

Obesity increases the chances of developing high blood pressure in most adolescents, but new research shows the increase is particularly pronounced in Hispanic teens when compared to other racial groups.

Belgium-based Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Premier, a healthcare company in Charlotte, North Carolina, have partnered to launch a major study on addressing unmet medical needs for hospitalized patients with atrial fibrillation and who have a risk for ischemic stroke.

Cardiologists from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas have developed a program comprising five simple medical tests that together can provide an accurate assessment of someone’s risk for developing heart disease.

A new statement from the American Heart Association (AHA) provides recommendations for diagnosing and treating Kawasaki disease, a rare heart disease found in young children.

 

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Medicare program doesn’t accurately calibrate heart attack mortality rates

A Medicare portal that shows the statistical methodology used to rate and compare hospitals may not be accurate when it comes to estimating the mortality rate of patients suffering from acute MI (AMI) at smaller hospitals, according to a new study.

Mexican-Americans receive fewer post-stroke rehab services

New research studying stroke rehabilitation has found that Mexican-Americans disproportionately receive fewer rehab services after a stroke compared to their white counterparts, a finding that could explain why Mexican-Americans tend to suffer more from long-term stroke effects.

Dubai hospitals utilize AHA’s cardiovascular improvement program

The United Arab Emirates has become the first country other than the U.S. to fully implement an American Heart Association (AHA) quality improvement program focused on cardiovascular care.

Obese Hispanic teens face greater hypertension risk than other racial groups

Obesity increases the chances of developing high blood pressure in most adolescents, but new research shows the increase is particularly pronounced in Hispanic teens when compared to other racial groups.

Eating more veggies can lower blood pressure

Eating fruits and vegetables is essential in remaining healthy, but new research from the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, reinforces that notion.

Study will examine efficacy of quality initiative for atrial fibrillation patients

Belgium-based Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Premier, a healthcare company in Charlotte, North Carolina, have partnered to launch a major study on addressing unmet medical needs for hospitalized patients with atrial fibrillation and who have a risk for ischemic stroke.

These 5 tests can help predict heart disease

Cardiologists from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas have developed a program comprising five simple medical tests that together can provide an accurate assessment of someone’s risk for developing heart disease.

AHA releases new guidelines for treatment of rare heart disease in children

A new statement from the American Heart Association (AHA) provides recommendations for diagnosing and treating Kawasaki disease, a rare heart disease found in young children.

Stays in skilled nursing facilities can mean bad news for heart failure patients

New research from Mayo Clinic found that skilled nursing facilities, where heart patients go after a hospital stay and before they head home, may not be as effective in preventing hospital readmission as providers once thought.

Seniors with heart disease could be more independent, healthier with physical activity

Older adults suffering from heart disease could become healthier and more independent if they increase the amount of time they spend being active.

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