Tag: stroke risk

Spouses Can Share Cardiac Event Risk

A study from Japan suggests that a history of cardiovascular (CV) events in a spouse may elevate risk for future CV events in the other...

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...

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...

Large Vessel Stroke Linked to AstraZeneca COVID Vaccine

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The first cases of large vessel arterial occlusion strokes linked to...

Switching From Ticagrelor to Clopidogrel Safe Post-PCI

New support for replacing higher-potency ticagrelor (Brilinta) with clopidogrel as part of dual-antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) 30 days after stenting for acute myocardial infarction comes from...

Infective Endocarditis With Stroke Post-TAVR: ‘Dismal’ Prognosis

Patients who suffer a stroke during hospitalization for infective endocarditis (IE) after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) have a dismal prognosis, with more than half...

Physical Activity at Leisure, Not Work, Tied to Health Benefits

Leisure time physical activity and physical activity performed at work have opposite associations with cardiovascular health and mortality, according to results of an observational study...

‘Healthy’ Plant-Based Diet Linked to Reduced Stroke Risk

Maintaining a healthy plant-based diet is associated with a lower risk for both total stroke and ischemic stroke, results from a study of three large...

Late-Window Stroke Thrombolysis Not Linked to Clot Migration

In patients with acute ischemic stroke, the use of thrombolysis in the late window of 4.5 to 9 hours after symptom onset was not associated...

More Evidence Supports Early Anticoagulation in COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Early initiation of prophylactic anticoagulation in COVID-19 patients newly admitted to...

GME Funding Tied to Better Outcomes, Resident Scores

Graduate medical education (GME) funding is linked with better patient outcomes and resident academic performance but did not boost hospitals’ bottom line, according to an...

COVID-19 and Risk of Clotting: ‘Be Proactive About Prevention’

The risk of arterial and venous thrombosis in patients with COVID-19 has been a major issue throughout the pandemic, and how best to manage this...

Disabling Stroke Reduced With Ticagrelor After Minor Stroke, TIA

Additional results from the THALES trial have shown that one month’s dual antiplatelet therapy with ticagrelor (Brilinta; Astra Zeneca) plus aspirin is associated with a...

Small Complicated Carotid Plaques May Be Culprit in Some Strokes

The presence of certain complicating features on plaques in the carotid artery are an under-recognized cause of ischemic stroke, a new study suggests. The CAPIAS...

New SCOPE Data Put ACURATE neo on the Back Foot Again

ACURATE neo’s (Boston Scientific) place in the treatment of severe aortic stenosis is unclear after failing to show noninferiority in a head-to-head comparison with another...

Stroke May Be First Symptom of COVID-19 in Younger Patients

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Stroke may be the first presenting symptom of COVID-19 in younger...

Repositioning Evolut Valves During TAVR Appears Safe

Repositioning the Medtronic Evolut R and Evolut PRO valves can be done with “acceptable” safety outcomes and low complication rates in intermediate- to low-risk patients, according to...

Low-Dose Prasugrel Preserves Efficacy but Lowers Bleeding in Elderly

In elderly or low-weight patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), a reduced dose of prasugrel relative to a full-dose of ticagrelor is associated with lower...

Pre-TAVR Double BASILICA Can Spell Double Trouble

New registry data highlight the ability of the BASILICA technique to reduce coronary obstruction after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) but also raise concerns when...

Intervention for AVM Still Too High Risk: Latest From ARUBA

Longer-term follow-up from the ARUBA study confirms earlier results showing that intervention for patients with an unruptured brain arteriovenous malformation (AVM) does more harm than...

CV Benefit Directly Related to EPA Levels

The reduction in cardiovascular (CV) events seen in the REDUCE-IT trial with icosapent ethyl (Vascepa, Amarin), a high-strength formulation of purified eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), were...