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Unraveling the Relationship Between COPD and Stroke

Unraveling the Relationship Between COPD and Stroke

Although COPD has been identified as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, researchers are less certain about the relationship between COPD and stroke.

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Unraveling the Relationship Between COPD and Stroke

Unraveling the Relationship Between COPD and Stroke

Although COPD has been identified as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, researchers are less certain about the relationship between COPD and stroke.

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.

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Increased Stroke Risk Following Surgical vs Transfemoral Aortic Valve Replacement

Increased Stroke Risk Following Surgical vs Transfemoral Aortic Valve Replacement

Researchers evaluated stroke risk and its effect on quality of life after surgical aortic valve replacement vs transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve.

Shortening Reperfusion Times to Improve Poststroke Outcomes

Shortening Reperfusion Times to Improve Poststroke Outcomes

Investigators recommend more training for emergency physicians and emergency department personnel to treat patients with stroke quickly and efficiently once the acute ischemic stroke protocol has been created.

Different Stroke Subtypes Consistently Affect Several Patient-Reported Health Domains

Different Stroke Subtypes Consistently Affect Several Patient-Reported Health Domains

The subtype of stroke had similar effects in multiple health domains, while patients with transient ischemic attack (TIA) had worse adjusted outcomes, suggesting that the mechanisms for outcomes after TIA may differ from those of other cerebrovascular events.

ACA Implementation Decreased Rates of Therapy Nonadherence in Stroke Survivors

ACA Implementation Decreased Rates of Therapy Nonadherence in Stroke Survivors

A review of data recorded in the National Health Interview Survey showed that cost-related nonadherence with medication decreased in stroke survivors following the implementation of the ACA.

Canagliflozin Approved to Reduce MACE Risk in Adults With Type 2 Diabetes and CVD

Canagliflozin Approved to Reduce MACE Risk in Adults With Type 2 Diabetes and CVD

The FDA has approved Invokana (canagliflozin) to reduce the risk of major CV events.

Oxygen Desaturation Index Predicts AFib Risk in Ischemic Stroke

Oxygen Desaturation Index Predicts AFib Risk in Ischemic Stroke

Investigators observed a significant association between atrial fibrillation and increasing oxygen desaturation index.

Variations in Published Stroke Rates Confound Net Anticoagulation Benefit Analyses

Variations in Published Stroke Rates Confound Net Anticoagulation Benefit Analyses

Variations in published stroke rates for patients with AF not receiving anticoagulants result in differences in the calculated net clinical benefit of anticoagulation.

Systolic Blood Pressure Variability Linked to Neurologic Outcomes in Intracerebral Hemorrhage

Systolic Blood Pressure Variability Linked to Neurologic Outcomes in Intracerebral Hemorrhage

The primary outcome was an unfavorable neurologic outcome, which was defined as a modified Rankin Scale score of 3 to 6 at 3 months following randomization.

Statins, CCBs Confer Long-Term Mortality Benefit in Hypertension

Statins, CCBs Confer Long-Term Mortality Benefit in Hypertension

Mortality benefits from atorvastatin- and amlodipine-based antihypertensive treatments extend beyond 10 years of treatment.

The Role of Public Education Campaigns in Increasing Patient Response to TIA and Minor Stroke

The Role of Public Education Campaigns in Increasing Patient Response to TIA and Minor Stroke

The UK FAST campaign attempted to bolster patient response to both transient ischemic attack and minor stroke.

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