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Weighing Benefits and Risks of Anticoagulation in the Elderly

Weighing Benefits and Risks of Anticoagulation in the Elderly

Determining which patients who have atrial fibrillation should receive anticoagulation therapy for stroke prophylaxis can be challenging.

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Migraines Increase Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Risks

Migraines Increase Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Risks

In an extended follow-up of the Women's Ischemia Syndrome Evaluation, participants with ischemic heart disease and migraines were found to be at increased risk for CV events.

AHA Recommendations for Telehealth in Cardiovascular and Stroke Care

AHA Recommendations for Telehealth in Cardiovascular and Stroke Care

Telehealth for cardiovascular and stroke care has shown some clinical benefits for patients, but more study is needed to confirm its efficacy.

Silent Cerebrovascular Disease Increases Risk for Future Stroke

Silent Cerebrovascular Disease Increases Risk for Future Stroke

Silent cerebrovascular disease appears to increase the risk for future symptomatic stroke.

Stroke Risked Increased After Surgery With Migraine History

Stroke Risked Increased After Surgery With Migraine History

Patients with history of migraine are at an increased risk of perioperative stroke and have higher 30-day hospital readmission rates.

Oral Anticoagulant Therapy Use in Older Stroke Surivors

Oral Anticoagulant Therapy Use in Older Stroke Surivors

Almost half of the patients were not prescribed an oral anticoagulant despite a median CHA2DS2VASc score of 5.

Increased Ischemic, Hemorrhagic Stroke Risks in Type 1 Diabetes

Increased Ischemic, Hemorrhagic Stroke Risks in Type 1 Diabetes

With increasing HbA1c levels, both ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke risk increased in patients with type 1 diabetes.

Proton Pump Inhibitors With Warfarin Reduces GI Bleeding

Proton Pump Inhibitors With Warfarin Reduces GI Bleeding

Patients who received proton pump inhibitor co-therapy when beginning warfarin had a 24% decreased risk for upper gastrointestinal bleeding.

Ischemic Stroke Risk After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Ischemic Stroke Risk After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

The highest relative risk of ischemic stroke after percutaneous coronary intervention was seen during the first 2 days following the procedure.

Post-Stroke Epilepsy Affected by Age and Lesion Volume

Post-Stroke Epilepsy Affected by Age and Lesion Volume

Age and lesion volume affect risk of post-stroke epilepsy in patients who experience chronic stroke.

Intracranial Hemorrhage Risk Increased with Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors

Intracranial Hemorrhage Risk Increased with Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors

Relative to tricyclic antidepressants, SSRIs were associated with an increased risk for intracranial hemorrhage.

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