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Medication associated with fewer hospitalization days

XARELTO is associated with fewer hospitalization days and outpatient visits compared to warfarin in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation, according to data presented at the American Heart Association 2014 Scientific Sessions.

Stroke risk spikes with declining cognition, researchers say

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Older adults with cognitive impairment have a greatly elevated risk of experiencing a stroke, according to newly published research findings.

Stroke patients should have access to robust palliative care, American Heart Association urges in first-of-its-kind statement

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Stroke survivors have "enormous" palliative care needs, and healthcare providers should ensure they can provide these services, according to a scientific statement released Friday by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

Strokes drastically reduce quality of life, showing need for better care systems, researchers say

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The system of post-stroke care warrants increased attention in light of a study showing people have poor quality of life in the years following a stroke, according to researchers.

All stroke patients should have access to rehabilitation, skilled nursing care: American Heart Association

All stroke patients should have access to rehabilitation, skilled nursing care: American Heart Association

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Every person who has a stroke should have access to needed rehabilitation and skilled nursing services regardless of how they are financing their healthcare, according to a new policy recommendation from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.

Meditation reduces cardiovascular incidents, study finds

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Transcendental meditation is more effective than health education in reducing heart attacks and strokes among African-Americans with heart disease, new research reveals.

New cholesterol drugs on the horizon, researchers say

Pharmaceutical companies are in a race to debut strong cholesterol-reducing drugs specifically targeted to those who don't respond to traditional medications, cardiologists and researchers said this week.

Study: Elderly heart failure patients discharged to nursing homes face higher risks

Elderly heart failure patients who need skilled nursing care after discharge from the hospital face a higher risk of poor outcomes and even death, according to the American Heart Association.