Tag: cerebrovascular accident

‘Quadpill’ Bests Monotherapy for Initial BP Lowering: QUARTET

A “quadpill” containing quarter doses of four blood pressure (BP)-lowering medications was more effective than monotherapy for initial treatment of hypertension, with similar tolerability, in...

Early BP Variability After ICH Predicts Disability

Greater short-term variability in systolic blood pressure after intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is associated with an increased risk for long-term disability, new research suggests. A pooled...

Aspirin Boosts Polypill Primary Prevention, Claims Meta-Analysis

The “polypill concept” of fixed-dose combinations of inexpensive generic cardiovascular (CV) drugs, whether or not in a single pill, is perhaps most controversial in the...

‘No Reason to Drop tPA’ in Stroke Thrombectomy: SWIFT DIRECT

A new study has failed to show noninferiority of direct thrombectomy compared to bridging therapy with thrombolysis before thrombectomy for patients with large-vessel occlusion ischemic...

Lowering Blood Pressure Below 130 mm Hg Shows CV Benefit

Another large clinical trial has endorsed the approach of intensive blood pressure lowering, reinforcing the benefits of this approach seen in the previously reported SPRINT...

Salt Substitute Reduces Stroke, CV Events, and Death

Switching from regular salt to a low-sodium salt substitute has major public health benefits, including a reduction in stroke, cardiovascular events, and death, a new...

Carotid Stenting, Surgery on Par in Asymptomatic Patients

Carotid artery stenting (CAS) and carotid endarterectomy (CEA) provided comparable outcomes over time in asymptomatic patients receiving good medical therapy in the largest trial to date...

LOOP Trial Undercuts Long-term Continuous ECG Screening for AF

Maybe short, asymptomatic bouts of atrial fibrillation (AF) that show up on long-term, continuous monitoring aren’t worth hunting for just so oral anticoagulation (OAC) can...

1 Month DAPT Enough After High-Bleeding-Risk PCI

Another trial has added to the movement towards shortening the duration of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). In the MASTER DAPT...

Low-to-Moderate Coffee Intake in Midlife Tied to Heart Benefits

Among middle-aged people without heart disease, drinking up to 3 cups of coffee per day was associated with a lower risk for stroke or death...

‘Less Is More’ for Edoxaban in Post-TAVR Anticoagulation: ENVISAGE-TAVI AF

The question of how best to treat patients with atrial fibrillation after a successful transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) remains unsettled, with the direct factor...

Increased Stroke Risk Linked to Excess Sitting in Those Under 60

Spending more free time seated combined with engaging in low physical activity is associated with an increased risk of stroke in adults aged between 40...

Short-term Approach Best for Seizure Prevention After ICH

Short-term, 7-day prophylactic regimens are superior to longer-term strategies for preventing seizures following spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (sICH), new research shows. Investigators created a model that...

Prefer DOACs Over Aspirin After Ventricular Ablations: STROKE-VT

Catheter ablation has been around a lot longer for ventricular arrhythmia than for atrial fibrillation, but far less is settled about what antithrombotic therapy should...

‘Shocking’ Early Complications From Teen-Onset Type 2 Diabetes

Newly published data show alarmingly high rates and severity of early diabetes-specific complications in individuals who develop type 2 diabetes at a young age. This...

Statins Again Linked to Lower COVID-19 Mortality

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Among patients hospitalized for COVID-19, those who had been taking statins...

Ticagrelor Beneficial for Moderate Stroke: New THALES Analysis

For patients with a moderate-size stroke, benefit from ticagrelor plus aspirin was the same as for patients with minor stroke, a new exploratory analysis of...

Intensive BP-Lowering for Brain Bleeds Potentially Deadly in CKD

Treating intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) with intensive blood-pressure control is potentially deadly in patients with impaired kidney function, new research shows. A post-hoc analysis from the...

FDA to Warn J&J Vaccine Can Increase Guillain-Barré Risk: Media

Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. People receiving the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine could be at increased risk...

Midlife Change in Wealth May Be Costly for Heart Health

Midlife changes in wealth may affect a patient’s risk of cardiovascular disease, a new cohort study suggests. It found that upward wealth mobility relative to...

Walking Speed Following Stroke a Good Predictor of Recovery?

Walking speed after stroke may help predict which patients will show greater post-rehab improvement in their ability to simultaneously walk and perform a second task,...

Bariatric Surgery’s Cardiovascular Benefit Extends to 7 Years

Patients with obesity who had bariatric surgery had a lower risk of having a major adverse cardiovascular event (MACE) or dying from all causes during...

Extended AF Monitoring Worth Considering After Eye Stroke

Extended cardiac monitoring for the detection of atrial fibrillation (AF) should be considered in patients who have a stroke caused by central retinal artery occlusion,...

Blood Sugar Control in Diabetes Is Getting Worse

Fewer adults with diabetes in the United States have well-controlled blood sugar or blood pressure now compared to 10 years ago, a trend that should...

Dual Antiplatelet Therapy in Mild Stroke: Better at Lower BP?

Patients with mild stroke or high-risk transient ischemic attack (TIA) had a greater benefit from dual antiplatelet therapy if their blood pressure was lower at...