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WATCHMAN: A New Weapon in Stroke Prevention

A medical device about the size of a quarter could help prevent stroke in people with atrial fibrillation (AFib) who are looking for an option to commonly-prescribed blood thinners. AFib is a significant risk factor for stroke. The FDA approved … Continue reading

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Americans Not Controlling High Blood Pressure

Nearly half of Americans with high blood pressure are not properly controlling their condition, increasing their risk of heart attack, stroke and heart disease, a new government report shows. About 47 percent of people with high blood pressure have not … Continue reading

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