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Hennepin Stroke Center at Hennepin County Medical Center Awarded Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers

Hennepin Stroke Center at Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers. The Gold Seal of Approval® and … Continue reading

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Removing clots provides additional benefits for stroke patients compared to medications alone

HCMC patients enrolled in study that shows clot-busting medications aren’t the only options in stroke care Taking his dog out for a walk left Richard Juergensen speechless – but thanks to a life-saving technique and the quick actions of a … Continue reading

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Is niacin breaking your heart?

Using niacin to improve cholesterol levels doesn’t reduce heart attack or stroke in high risk patients We’ve all heard that lowering LDL or “bad” cholesterol levels and raising HDL or “good” cholesterol is good for the heart. When lifestyle changes … Continue reading

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Will more Americans benefit from cholesterol-lowering therapy?

In Nov 2013, the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) introduced new guidelines to reduce heart attack and stroke through lifestyle changes and selective use of cholesterol-lowering  medications. The ACC/AHA proposed changes to the guidelines for … Continue reading

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FAST assessment, care at Ridgeview saves 45-year-old from devastating consequences of stroke

Irja Gardner of Mound is an early riser who likes to complete her workout routine before her son gets up for school.  But on Wednesday, June 6, her routine was cut short when she noticed that the readings on her … Continue reading

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Keep cool if you have a chronic medical condition

HCMC physicians are advising that people with chronic medical conditions, like those with heart or lung problems, take extra care to avoid extreme heat conditions. “While there is no direct relationship between excessive heat and cardiac arrest, heat exhaustion and … Continue reading

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Don’t be beat by the heat!

Hyperthermia and heat stroke can be life-threatening medical conditions. HCMC health professionals want to remind everyone that the best way to avoid heat-related medical problems is to: Stay cool – if you don’t have air conditioning in your home, go … Continue reading

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