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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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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.

Locally Asymptomatic Ischemic Stroke May Present as Migraine Aura

Locally Asymptomatic Ischemic Stroke May Present as Migraine Aura

Local ischemia after an acute ischemic stroke may trigger a widely migrating cortical wave of spreading depolarization, which may present as migraine aura.

CHEST Releases Guideline for Antithrombotic Therapy in Atrial Fibrillation

CHEST Releases Guideline for Antithrombotic Therapy in Atrial Fibrillation

Patients with atrial fibrillation who have ≥1 non-sex CHA2DS2VASc stroke risk factor should receive oral anticoagulation as antithrombotic therapy.

Concomitant NSAID and Anticoagulant Use May Increase Stroke, Bleeding Risk in Afib

Concomitant NSAID and Anticoagulant Use May Increase Stroke, Bleeding Risk in Afib

Patients with atrial fibrillation who take NSAIDs in addition to oral anticoagulants may have an increased risk for major bleeding and stroke.

Apixaban Lowers Bleeding Risk in Afib With End-Stage Kidney Disease

Apixaban Lowers Bleeding Risk in Afib With End-Stage Kidney Disease

Apixaban demonstrated superiority over warfarin in terms of reducing the risk for major bleeding in patients with atrial fibrillation and end-stage kidney disease who were on dialysis.

Factors Increasing Risk for Hemorrhagic Stroke After Infective Endocarditis

Factors Increasing Risk for Hemorrhagic Stroke After Infective Endocarditis

The apparent increase in risk for hemorrhagic stroke among patients with previous infective endocarditis was explained by the mediating factors of mechanical heart valve insertion, atrial fibrillation, and anticoagulation medication.

Ischemic Stroke Risk Increased With Higher Platelet Reactivity Post-DES Implantation

Ischemic Stroke Risk Increased With Higher Platelet Reactivity Post-DES Implantation

High platelet reactivity was associated with an increased risk for ischemic stroke in patients who had undergone drug-eluting stent implantation.

Type 2 Diabetes Does Not Affect Pneumonia Incidence, Outcomes After Stroke

Type 2 Diabetes Does Not Affect Pneumonia Incidence, Outcomes After Stroke

Investigators examined the incidence and outcomes of pneumonia in patients with acute ischemic stroke and type 2 diabetes.

Rivaroxaban Use in Older Patients: Does Age Influence Safety, Efficacy?

Rivaroxaban Use in Older Patients: Does Age Influence Safety, Efficacy?

Data from large Phase 3 studies showed that treatment with rivaroxaban was found to be safe and effective in older patients.

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