Tag: thromboembolism

‘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...

Three JAK Inhibitors Get Boxed Warnings, Modified Indications

The arthritis and ulcerative colitis medicine tofacitinib (Xeljanz, Xeljanz XR) poses an increased risk of serious cardiac events such as heart attack or stroke, cancer,...

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...

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...

‘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...

Early Heparin Treatment Linked to Lower COVID-19 Mortality

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Early treatment with low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) reduces the risk for death...

Thrombosis With Thrombocytopenia After mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. What is believed to be the first case of thrombosis with...

Prophylactic Anticoagulation Tied to Lower Death Rate in COVID

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Dr Valerie M. Vaughn Prophylactic anticoagulation to prevent venous thromboembolism (VTE)...

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,...

Luspatercept Benefit Also in Non-Transfusion-Dependent Thalassemia

The first-in-class erythroid maturation agent luspatercept (Reblozyl) is already approved for the treatment of anemia in adult patients with beta thalassemia who require red blood...

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...

Similar Outcome With EVT and Medical Tx in Basilar Artery Stroke

New data fail to support an advantage of endovascular therapy (EVT) over standard medical therapy among patients with basilar-artery-occlusion stroke. In the trial, the likelihood...

COVID Delay of nAMD Treatment Less Harmful than Expected

Many people with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) lost less vision than expected during treatment delays imposed by COVID-19, researchers say. The finding suggests that...

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...

Stroke ‘Not a Common Complication’ in COVID-19: New Studies

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Two new large international studies have found relatively low rates of...

What to Know About the J&J Vaccine Pause

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. After receiving reports of a rare blood clot in people receiving...

J&J Pause Magnifies Worry About COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s¬† Coronavirus Resource Center. The news today that states are being asked to pause administration...

How to Counsel Worried Patients About the J&J Vaccine News

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Dr Jan E. Patterson On April 13, the CDC and the...

UK Regulators to Offer Under-30s Alternative to AZ COVID Vaccine

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Adults under 30 years of age will be offered an alternative...

Clear Link Between AZ Vaccine and Rare Blood Clots in Brain, EMA Official Tells Paper

ROME (Reuters) – There is a link between AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine and very rare blood clots in the brain but the possible causes are still...

‘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...

Telestroke Care Tied to Improved Reperfusion Rate, Mortality

Patients with ischemic stroke who receive care at hospitals with telestroke capacity are more likely to receive reperfusion therapy, and the 30-day mortality rate is...

RA Experts Highlight Key Developments Over the Past Year

A massive Swedish cohort study suggesting that biologic agents reduce the known excess risk of lymphoma in patients with rheumatoid arthritis was hailed as one...

Large Study Finds Trans Men on Testosterone at Risk for Blood Clots

Over 10% of transgender men (females transitioning to male) who take testosterone develop high hematocrit levels that could put them at greater risk for a...

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....