Tag: stroke

Missed Visits During Pandemic Cause ‘Detrimental Ripple Effects’

More than one third of adults aged 18-64 years in the United States delayed or went without medical care because of efforts by patients or...

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...

Carotid Surgery Still Too Risky With Contralateral Occlusion

Patients selected for carotid revascularization who have a contralateral carotid occlusion are still best triaged toward stenting rather than surgery, a new registry analysis suggests....

What’s the Best Second-Line Drug Class for Type 2 Diabetes?

Sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors to treat type 2 diabetes appear to confer greater cardiovascular benefit than glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists among older adults...

Daily Green Tea, Coffee Tied to Lower Risk for 2nd Heart Attack, Stroke

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2021 (HealthDay News) If you have had a heart attack and a stroke, you might want to...

Green Tea, Coffee May Help You Avoid a 2nd Heart Attack

At the outset, the participants completed questionnaires on their diets and other lifestyle habits. By the end of the study, 9,253 people had died. ...

New NIH Database to Track Neurologic Effects of COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has launched a database to...

How My Life Has Changed Since I Was Diagnosed With Heart Failure

By Jang Jaswal, as told to Danny Bonvissuto I grew up in India and migrated to the United States in the mid-’80s. ...

Different Ways of Estimating Postreperfusion Infarct Volume Have Comparable Results

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In assessing post-reperfusion final infarct volume (FIV) and functional outcomes in certain stroke patients, noncontrast computed tomography (NCCT) e-Stroke Suite...

FDA Welcomes Sotagliflozin Data for Heart Failure in Diabetes

The Food and Drug Administration has determined that data collected on the dual SGLT1/2 inhibitor sotagliflozin (Zynquista) for treating patients with type 2 diabetes in...

Score Aids Treatment Decision in Mild Large-Vessel Stroke

Patents who experience an ischemic stroke and who have a large-vessel occlusion but only mild symptoms are at “substantial” risk for early neurologic deterioration after...

Treating Everyone 60 and Older With Early Hypertension Cost-Effective

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Treating stage-1 hypertension (blood pressure 140-159/90-99 mm Hg) in everyone over age 60 is cost-effective, even in low-risk individuals (<10-year...

Microvascular Injury of Brain, Olfactory Bulbs Seen in COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Multifocal microvascular injury in the brain and olfactory bulbs is another...

Ultraprocessed Food Again Linked to Increased CVD, Death

Yet another study has linked the consumption of ultraprocessed, or “junk,” foods to bad health outcomes. In a longitudinal analysis of more than 22,000 men...

Ambulatory BP Monitoring Reliability Questioned for HTN Diagnosis

Although guidelines generally recommend ambulatory over home blood pressure (BP) monitoring for diagnosing hypertension, new research questions home BP monitoring’s role as second fiddle. One...

PFO Closure Beneficial in Stroke Patients With Thrombophilia

Thrombophilic patients who have had an ischemic stroke and have a patent foramen ovale (PFO) benefit from having the PFO closed, a new study suggests....

More, Larger Brain Lesions on MRI After Bicuspid TAVR

Diffusion-weighted MRI points to more silent brain injuries after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) of bicuspid aortic valves (BAVs) in a single-center study. Although TAVR...

High Systolic BP After EVT for Stroke Tied to Poor Outcomes

Higher maximum systolic blood pressures during the first 6 hours after endovascular treatment (EVT) are associated with worse functional outcomes in patients with acute ischemic...

Incidence of Stroke, But Not MI, Increasing in Young People

Although the incidence of stroke is increasing steadily among young adults, the incidence of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) remains stable, a new analysis suggests. This...

Chili Pepper Consumption Linked to Better Midlife Survival

In a meta-analysis of four geographically diverse observational studies, a higher intake of any type of chili pepper was associated with a lower rate of...

Early Life Trauma Tied to Increased CVD Risk With MI History by Middle Age

(Reuters Health) – Young and middle-age adults with a history of myocardial infarction may have a higher risk of adverse cardiovascular outcomes when they also...

TAVR Surpasses SAVR in US, Outcomes Continue to Improve

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has surpassed surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) as the procedure of choice for aortic valve replacement in the United States,...

No Extra Cardiopulmonary Event Reduction With High-Dose Flu Vac

The high-dose influenza vaccine was not more effective than a standard-dose vaccine in lowering the risk for death or hospitalizations for cardiac or pulmonary events...

‘Polypill’ May Cut Heart Attack, Stroke Risk By 40%

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter   MONDAY, Nov. 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A...

Rivaroxaban Rivals Warfarin in AF, Mitral Bioprosthesis

The direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) took cardiology by storm a decade ago when trials showed they were at least as safe and effective as warfarin...