Navigation Links
Mexican Americans less likely than whites to call 9-1-1 for stroke
Date:3/25/2010

Mexican Americans are 40 percent less likely than non-Hispanic whites to call 9-1-1 and be taken to the hospital via ambulance for stroke resulting in medical treatment delays according to a new study reported in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association.

For the study, researchers used data from the Brain Attack Surveillance in Corpus Christi, Texas (BASIC project) to compare hospital arrival time and use of ambulance or emergency medical services (EMS) by ethnicity, gender and language preference among 1,134 Mexican Americans and non-Hispanic whites who had ischemic strokes between 2000 and 2006. Subjects were ages 45 years and older; 53 percent Mexican American, 47 percent non-Hispanic white and 52 percent women.

The researchers found that 40 percent of Mexican Americans and 56 percent of whites called 9-1-1 to access EMS. Furthermore, 27 percent of Mexican Americans arrived at the hospital within three hours of stroke symptoms compared with 29 percent of non-Hispanic whites.

"We know calling 9-1-1 is important for getting prompt and appropriate treatment," said Lewis B. Morgenstern, M.D., senior study author. "In this study, less than half of people use EMS for stroke. That's sobering. Everyone should know we have effective treatments for stroke, so they must learn the symptoms and be motivated to call 9-1-1 if they occur."

The study also found that women, particularly Mexican-American women, were significantly less likely to arrive at the hospital within the crucial three-hour time frame when a clot-busting drug is approved for stroke treatment. The difference may be because women are more likely to live alone and may not be as aware of stroke symptoms, researchers said.

"Living alone is a very important aspect," said Morgenstern, director of the stroke program and professor of neurology, epidemiology, emergency medicine and neurosurgery at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. "Many people with stroke fall
'/>"/>

Contact: Tagni McRae
tagni.mcrae@heart.org
214-706-1383
American Heart Association
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Mexican Dental Vacation Sees a Rush Of New Patients: Recession A Factor
2. Many Americans Unaware They Have Chronic Kidney Disease
3. Poll Finds Americans Blame Insurers, Drug Companies for Rising Health Costs
4. Senior Fear Factors: What Aging Americans Fear Most
5. National Poll Finds Americans Oppose Tax on Soft Drinks; Dont Believe it Will Go to Improve Public Health
6. Pelosi: Today, We Have the Opportunity to Complete the Great Unfinished Business of Our Society and Pass Health Insurance Reform for All Americans
7. Hearts and Minds Promotes Wellness; African Americans Living with Mental Illness Have Higher Risk for Other Illnesses.
8. Picture a Healthier You: Life...supplemented Photo Contest Asks Americans for a Snapshot of Healthy Changes
9. Whistleblower Alerts Americans to Dangers of Risky Unapproved Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation
10. Better Hearing Institute Urges Americans to Take Diabetes Risk Test and Get their Hearing Checked on American Diabetes Association Alert Day
11. Americans for Responsible Health Care Launch Radio Ads Targeting Seven Democrats, Warning The People Are Watching...
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/3/2015)... New York, New York (PRWEB) March 03, 2015 ... that question tactics used to market the atypical ... around the U.S. According to court documents, the ... jury’s 2011 finding that Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen ... concealed its serious risks. However, while the Court’s ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... Loma Linda University Health announced today, ... being, it will be offering new, healthier choices in ... Over the past year, a cross-section of Loma Linda ... criteria, listening to vendors, sampling their products, and ultimately ... , Most recently, a food fair was held during ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... Today, Steve Weatherford, current New York Giants ... announced the donation of their brains to science during ... Month. In an effort to raise awareness for the ... health, Rice and Weatherford spoke of their experiences on ... brain health a priority to avoid the consequences of ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... March 03, 2015 Man, Woman & ... to help find cures and ensure access to treatments ... life for patents and their families. Through this annual ... in the fight for a world without blood cancers. ... fundraisers in the country, to be announced this summer. ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... Dan E. Chambers, an experienced Los Angeles ... crimes, recently spoke on the radio to give his insights ... the Independent Journal Review radio show “The Right Mics” chose ... prosecutor and now as a criminal defense attorney would provide ... trial and sentencing of this high-profile case. , During the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Risperdal Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Comments on Ruling Upholding South Carolina Jury Decision in Risperdal Marketing Case 2Health News:Risperdal Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Comments on Ruling Upholding South Carolina Jury Decision in Risperdal Marketing Case 3Health News:Loma Linda University Health Rejuvenates Its Vending Machines with Healthier Selections 2Health News:Steve Weatherford and Sidney Rice Reveal Donation for Brain Injury Awareness Month 2Health News:The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Oregon and SW Washington Chapter Kicks Off Their Eleventh Annual Man, Woman & Student of the Year Campaign 2Health News:The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Oregon and SW Washington Chapter Kicks Off Their Eleventh Annual Man, Woman & Student of the Year Campaign 3Health News:Dan E. Chambers Gives Radio Interview Providing Insights into American Sniper Guilty Verdict 2Health News:Dan E. Chambers Gives Radio Interview Providing Insights into American Sniper Guilty Verdict 3
... Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid reportedly is moving closer ... for all. , The Associated Press late Wednesday reported that ... individuals who earn more than $250,000 a year to pay ... Medicare. This measure would bring in needed revenue to pay ...
... still smoke, CDC says, and numbers haven,t moved in last ... After decades of progress, the number of Americans who smoke ... slightly from 2007 to 2008, according to a new report ... Over the longer term, smoking rates have declined. From 1998 ...
... 12, 2009 As more Canadians are diagnosed with H1N1 ... severely affected may be treated in the intensive care unit ... breathe while they recover from the infection. While mechanical ... serious illness, in some cases, this supportive measure has been ...
... The seeming invincibility ... the ability of certain cells to repair themselves. Researchers at the Cornell University College of ... cells lacking p53 -- a gene mutated in the majority of human cancers. , ... Ithaca, NY (Vocus) November 12, 2009 ...
... ... ... was diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes at the age of four and has had over 33,000 shots ... sitting back and complaining, she has taken control of her life. Taking a positive approach ...
... , ... Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation (SQLC), a Texas-based nonprofit developer of ... project, The Stayton at Museum Way. A 501(c)3 nonprofit life care retirement ... of land located at Stayton Street and Museum Way in the Fort ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Reid Moves Toward Progressive Financing Measure to Help Fund Health Care Reform 2Health News:Progress in Stamping Out Smoking Has Stalled 2Health News:Progress in Stamping Out Smoking Has Stalled 3Health News:Progress in Stamping Out Smoking Has Stalled 4Health News:Mechanical ventilation for patients with lung damage don't always work as planned 2Health News:Mechanical ventilation for patients with lung damage don't always work as planned 3Health News:Cornell Researchers Identify a Weak Link in Cancer Cell Armor 2Health News:13-Year Old Seeking to “E-Travel” The World to Raise Awareness for Juvenile Diabetes 2Health News:Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation Announces Completion of $164,855,000 in Financing for The Stayton at Museum Way 2Health News:Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation Announces Completion of $164,855,000 in Financing for The Stayton at Museum Way 3
(Date:3/3/2015)... 2015  The eleventh annual Tucson Symposium will be ... top research scientists, academics, oncologists and pathologists will gather ... about new outcomes in patient treatments that may significantly ... Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. (Ventana), a member ... Symposium at the Hilton El Conquistador in ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... , March 3, 2015  Cannabis Science, Inc. (OTCQB: ... cannabis-based medicine, today announced two important developments: It launched ... global product launches, and CEO Raymond C. Dabney ... HR Examiner. In the article, Dabney answers ... leading a company in an industry that is too ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... Mar. 03, 2015 Research and Markets ... PharmaBiotech,s new report "Cardiovascular Drug Delivery - Technologies, ... Drug delivery to the cardiovascular system is ... anatomy and physiology of the vascular system; it supplies ... Drugs can be introduced into the vascular system for ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global scientific collaborators to explore latest pathology and oncology advancements at Tucson Symposium 2CBIS Momentum Continues: Company Opens Call Center In Preparation For New Product Releases & CEO Shares His 'Impressive And Insightful' Views With Columnist 2CBIS Momentum Continues: Company Opens Call Center In Preparation For New Product Releases & CEO Shares His 'Impressive And Insightful' Views With Columnist 3CBIS Momentum Continues: Company Opens Call Center In Preparation For New Product Releases & CEO Shares His 'Impressive And Insightful' Views With Columnist 4CBIS Momentum Continues: Company Opens Call Center In Preparation For New Product Releases & CEO Shares His 'Impressive And Insightful' Views With Columnist 5Global Cardiovascular Drug Delivery Technologies, Markets and Companies 2014-2024 2Global Cardiovascular Drug Delivery Technologies, Markets and Companies 2014-2024 3
... Calif., Jan. 19, 2012   Sabi , a new Palo ... wellness products designed to transform life,s small tasks into moments ... mission to create products that infuse the tasks and rituals ... inspiring users to appreciate life,s little moments. ...
... Jan. 19, 2012  Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... public offering of 9,500,000 shares of its common stock ... share. The gross proceeds to Neurocrine from this offering, ... expenses payable by Neurocrine, are expected to be approximately ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Sabi Launches with a Series of Well-Designed Health and Wellness Products 2Sabi Launches with a Series of Well-Designed Health and Wellness Products 3Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. Prices Public Offering of Common Stock 2Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. Prices Public Offering of Common Stock 3
Sharp tip with cutting edge bent to 45 degrees. Fits 19 gauge or 20 gauge instrument port. 21 gauge x 25 mm. 10 per box....
19 gauge x 8 mm with 15 cm high pressure extension tube preattached to a 10C ring control syringe. 3 per box....
Sharp tip with cutting edge bent to 50 degrees fits 19 gauge or 20 gauge instrument port, 20 gauge instrument port, 20 gauge x 25 mm tapering to 25 gauge x 4.76 mm. 10 per box....
20 gauge x 25 mm cannula with 30 degree x 5 mm tip. 30 gauge cannula extends into hub 2 mm from end of hub. 10 per box....
Medicine Products: