Tag: tia

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

Lupus-Specific Predictors for CVD Described in Black Patients

Black patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are known to have significantly elevated risk for stroke and ischemic heart disease (IHD), compared with non-Black patients...

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...

‘Cautious’ DOAC Underdosing in AF May Push Mortality Higher

The risk for death goes up for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) who are put on direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC) at dosages other than those...

Sleep Burden Index Predicts Recurrent Stroke

A sleep burden index that considers multiple sleep-wake disturbances (SWDs) predicts subsequent cardio-cerebrovascular events during the 2 years after a stroke, preliminary results on an...

US Rural Stroke Care: Still Room for Improvement

Rural areas in the United States are beginning to close gaps in acute stroke care but disparities in revascularization and outcomes between rural and urban...

Statins and ICH: New Meta-Analysis

A new meta-analysis has concluded that the benefit of statin therapy in the prevention of ischemic stroke “greatly exceeds” the risk for intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH)....

ACC National Watchman Registry Reports Impressive Safety

Early results from the massive National Cardiovascular Data Registry Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion Registry indicate that the rollout of the Watchman device into routine clinical...

Are Acute Stroke Patients Avoiding Emergency Care?

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Neurologists across the country are reporting a substantial drop in the...