New Procedure Aims To Lower Risk Of Further Strokes In PatientsTrans Carotid Artery Revascularization reverses the artery's blood flow during the procedure. That prevents bits of plaque flowing to the brain as a stent is put in place.
Doctors Stress Importance Of Knowing Warning Signs Of StrokeActor Luke Perry suffered what doctors call a massive stroke at his California home last Wednesday. He was hospitalized but never recovered.
Minnesota Touts 'Ask About Aspirin' CampaignA new public health campaign in Minnesota encourages middle-aged and older people to consider taking a daily dose of aspirin to prevent a heart attack or stroke, even if they have never had cardiovascular problems in the past.
New Clot-Suction Technique Has Stroke Patients On The MendCutting edge technology being used at a Twin Cities hospital could change the treatment for stroke patients. Abbott Northwestern is a comprehensive stroke center and specializes in a procedure called mechanical thrombectomy.
Doctor: More Should Screen Heart Health In Their 30sWhen you think about screening for heart disease, you probably think of blood pressure and cholesterol levels, but at the University of Minnesota Rasmussen Center there's so much more. The best way to beat a heart attack is to prevent it from happening in the first place.
Project Has Goal Of Improving Health In NE Minn.The state Department of Health has received a $140,000 federal grant to help lower blood pressure and improve health for residents in northeastern Minnesota. Minnesota is one of nine states to receive a grant as part of the federal Million Hearts Initiative.
New, Less Invasive Surgery To Clear Blocked ArteriesMore than 300,000 people in the United States are diagnosed every year with blockages in the carotid arteries. Now, doctors are testing out a new, less invasive surgery to clear blocked arteries, and save patients from strokes.
The Fonz Takes A Tumble From WCCO News DeskThe actor best known as Fonzie, the king of '50s biker cool, ended up taking a somewhat Jerry Lewis-like spill from WCCO's morning news set Friday.
Experts Say Salt Study Is FlawedCould all those warnings about too much salt be wrong? That's the question what one independent researcher is raising in a New York Times op-ed piece.
New Approach Tested For Hypertension "Maxed out on the medications," is how Bill Ezzell describes his struggle with blood pressure. It's dangerously high even though the North Carolina man swallows six different drugs a day.
Kids' Time In Front Of TV Linked To Eye, Heart ProblemsChildren today spend more time than ever in front of a screen and, as new study shows, it can damage their health down the road.