Tag: stroke

18 Feb

Learn the ABCs of Heart Health

As many as half of all Americans have one of these three key risk factors of heart disease: high blood pressure, high LDL cholesterol, and smoking. And many more struggle with the effects of other lifestyle choices, such as lack of adequate physical activity, overindulging in alcohol, and a poor diet. Heaven at Home Senior […]

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05 Feb

How a Heart Attack or Stroke Can Affect More than Just the Heart

The frightening experience of suffering a heart attack or stroke can spur loved ones to put a plan into action to make sure a healthy lifestyle is in place to allow for healing and to prevent any future problems. Heaven at Home Senior Care often receives calls from concerned families seeking information on steps that […]

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19 May

Delay in Treatment Could Mean Loss of 1 Month of Healthy Life Post-Stroke

Fifteen minutes may seem like an insignificant amount of time, but it can drastically change a stroke victim’s life. A new study reveals that following a stroke, for every 15-minute delay in the receipt of the clot-busting drug tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), a stroke survivor is robbed of a month of healthy, disability-free life.

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05 May

New Routines May Lessen Fatigue for Stroke Patients

May is Stroke Awareness Month. For many people, a stroke is a devastating experience that completely alters their way of life. Fatigue is a common side effect of stroke for many survivors, and often thought to be due to the physical effects of the stroke itself. However, new research shows that post-stroke fatigue may come […]

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20 Feb

Recovery Time: Caring for a Loved One After a Heart Attack or Stroke

According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular diseases are the nation’s number one killer. Millions of Americans care for a loved one who is recovering from a cardiac event such as heart attack or stroke, and it can be a challenge. People recovering from a major cardiac event are typically forced into making lifestyle changes […]

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