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"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.

Stroke Prevalence and Risk May Be Higher in Patients With Asymptomatic Atrial Fibrillation

Stroke Prevalence and Risk May Be Higher in Patients With Asymptomatic Atrial Fibrillation

Risk and prevalence of stroke in patients with undiagnosed asymptomatic atrial fibrillation remains problematic for patients and clinicians.

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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.

Ischemic Stroke Risk in Atrial Flutter vs Fibrillation

Ischemic Stroke Risk in Atrial Flutter vs Fibrillation

Patients with atrial fibrillation have a higher risk for ischemic stroke compared with patients with atrial flutter.

Stroke Risk in Women With Migraine Taking Estrogen Contraceptives

Stroke Risk in Women With Migraine Taking Estrogen Contraceptives

Women with migraine with aura taking high-dose estrogen-containing contraceptives are at an increased risk for stroke.

Measuring Cost-Effectiveness of DOACs, Warfarin for Stroke Prevention

Measuring Cost-Effectiveness of DOACs, Warfarin for Stroke Prevention

Cost-effective DOACs like apixaban prevent strokes better than warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation.

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