WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5, 2018 -- Botox has other uses beyond enhancing lips and minimizing facial wrinkles. Scientists now say it may help prevent atrial fibrillation after heart surgery.
A-fib -- an abnormal heart rhythm -- is common after heart surgery, and it's linked to stroke and heart failure. But two new studies suggest that botox injections during surgery temporarily freeze nerve bundles in the heart, preventing the dangerous complication.
FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Rainy days may bring a lot more than relief from summer heat -- they also are connected to better survival chances and overall outlook for stroke survivors, according to a new study.
Researchers examining the connection between strokes and seasonal weather in the United States found that hospital admissions for ischemic strokes, those caused by blood clots, went up during winter. The season also was associated with a higher chance of patients dying during their hospital stay.