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Digital Adherence Devices: Preventing Strokes in Afib One Reminder at a Time

Digital Adherence Devices: Preventing Strokes in Afib One Reminder at a Time

Using digital adherence devices to improve medication adherence in patients with atrial fibrillation may reduce the rate of ischemic strokes.

"Lone" Atrial Fibrillation: Lifestyle Management and Hybrid Procedures

"Lone" Atrial Fibrillation: Lifestyle Management and Hybrid Procedures

Optimal treatment strategies for lone atrial fibrillation have been unclear, but more technological advances and understanding of disease are propelling researchers forward.

"Lone" Atrial Fibrillation: Finding Optimal Treatment Strategies

"Lone" Atrial Fibrillation: Finding Optimal Treatment Strategies

Optimal treatment strategies for lone atrial fibrillation have been unclear, but more technological advances and understanding of disease are propelling researchers forward.

Reducing Neurologic Damage After Stroke With Ischemic Preconditioning

Reducing Neurologic Damage After Stroke With Ischemic Preconditioning

Ischemic preconditioning may provide neuroprotective effects that reduce stroke infarct size and improve recovery times.

Examining Cardiovascular Disease Risk Associated With Hepatitis C Infection

Examining Cardiovascular Disease Risk Associated With Hepatitis C Infection

Hepatitis C virus infection is a common cause of chronic liver disease worldwide and is associated with greater mortality.

Improving Stroke Diagnosis Accuracy: An Expert Interview

Improving Stroke Diagnosis Accuracy: An Expert Interview

An interview with David E. Newman-Toker, MD, PhD, on reducing the frequency of misdiagnoses.

Oral Anticoagulants After Intracranial Hemorrhage Reduced Mortality Risk in Afib

Oral Anticoagulants After Intracranial Hemorrhage Reduced Mortality Risk in Afib

A declining trend in ischemic events was associated with oral anticoagulant therapy after intracranial hemorrhage.

Transient Ischemic Attack Treatment Strategy Changes May Have Led to Lower CV Events Risk

Transient Ischemic Attack Treatment Strategy Changes May Have Led to Lower CV Events Risk

Risk for stroke and other vascular events at 90 days was 3.7% vs 12% to 20% in previous cohorts.

Left Atrial Appendage Closure: Exciting New Proposition or a Practically Non-Feasible Alternative?

Left Atrial Appendage Closure: Exciting New Proposition or a Practically Non-Feasible Alternative?

Occlusion of the left atrial appendage provides protection against thromboembolic stroke in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation.

Factors Affecting Choice of Non-Vitamin K Antagonist Oral Anticoagulants

Factors Affecting Choice of Non-Vitamin K Antagonist Oral Anticoagulants

Choosing the right anticoagulant agent can be a challenge for many reasons, including cost, familiarity, drug interactions, and reversibility.

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Praxbind Gains Full FDA Approval as Pradaxa Reversal Agent

Praxbind Gains Full FDA Approval as Pradaxa Reversal Agent

Complete reversal was seen within 4 hours in the majority of patients, as measured by ecarin clotting time (ECT 82%) or diluted thrombin time (dTT 99%). In addition, there was a low late of thrombotic events and no new safety events were reported.

Intensive Blood Pressure Lowering Provides No Mortality Benefit in Acute Intracerebral Hemorrhage

Intensive Blood Pressure Lowering Provides No Mortality Benefit in Acute Intracerebral Hemorrhage

Investigators conducted a meta-analysis of trials that reported functional outcomes and mortality rates among patients with intracerebral hemorrhage following intensive blood pressure lowering.

Patent Foramen Ovale Characteristics May Predict Benefits of PFO Closure

Patent Foramen Ovale Characteristics May Predict Benefits of PFO Closure

Patent foramen ovale closure resulted in a lower recurrence of stroke in patients with cryptogenic stroke and high-risk PFO characteristics.

Stroke Risk May Be Determined by Number of Renal Cysts

Stroke Risk May Be Determined by Number of Renal Cysts

Individuals in the study were categorized based on the presence of single or multiple renal cysts; those with multiple cysts had higher odds of having a stroke.

Acute Ischemic Stroke: Updated Guidelines From AHA/ASA

Acute Ischemic Stroke: Updated Guidelines From AHA/ASA

The American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association have released updated guidelines for the early management of ischemic strokes.

Drug Combination Reduces Risk for First Stroke

Drug Combination Reduces Risk for First Stroke

Fixed-dose candesartan plus hydrochlorothiazide with rosuvastatin reduced the incidence of first stroke in patients at risk for cardiovascular disease.

Spontaneous Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Incidence Increasing in Pregnant Women

Spontaneous Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Incidence Increasing in Pregnant Women

Researchers found an upward trend in pregnancy-related spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage over a span of 12 years.

Sleep Apnea Associated With Recurrent Ischemic Stroke Risk

Sleep Apnea Associated With Recurrent Ischemic Stroke Risk

Sleep apnea is associated with risk for recurrent ischemic stroke and mortality.

Recurrent Stroke May Be Predicted by Blood Pressure Variability

Recurrent Stroke May Be Predicted by Blood Pressure Variability

Beat-to-beat blood pressure variability is a novel way to predict risk for recurrent stroke and cardiovascular events.

Clopidogrel Tablets Recalled Due to Mislabeling

Clopidogrel Tablets Recalled Due to Mislabeling

One lot of clopidogrel, a platelet inhibitor, has been recalled due to mislabeling.

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