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Women who have hot flushes and night sweats after menopause are 70% more likely to have angina, myocardial infarctions, and strokes, according to a study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics...
To keep patients and healthcare providers safe during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, while providing urgent treatment for patients with stroke, extra precautions must be taken, according to new guidelines published in the journal Stroke. The guidelines were established by the...
New guidance from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) recommends closure of a patent foramen ovale (PFO) for some patients who have had a stroke. The updated practice advisory is published in the online issue of the journal Neurology. Closure may be considered for some people aged younger...
Atheroma plaques extend rapidly through the arteries of 40% of asymptomatic individuals aged 40 to 50 years, according to a study published in the Journal of American College of Cardiology. “The key finding of the study is that over a short follow-up of just 3 years, 40% of individuals aged 40 to...
Analysing the brains of stroke victims just days after the stroke allows researchers to link various speech functions to different parts of the brain, a breakthrough that may lead to better treatment and recovery, according to a study published in the journal Brain. Tatiana Schnur, MD, Baylor...

Conference Reports

By Chris Berrie CEPAGATTI, Italy -- June 16, 2020 -- Apabetalone reduces the risk of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) by 50% versus placebo in patients with type 2 diabetes, recent acute coronary syndrome (ACS), and chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a study presented at the 2020...
By Alex Morrisson WEST PALM BEACH, Fla -- May 4, 2020 -- A low-field MRI scanner is feasible for use at the bedside of patients exhibiting symptoms of stroke, according to a study presented at the 2020 Virtual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). Kevin Sheth, MD, Yale School of...
By Alex Morrisson LOS ANGELES -- February 25, 2020 -- Patients undergoing carotid artery stenting to prevent recurrence of stroke who receive cilostazol tend to have a lower incidence of in-stent restenosis after 2 years, according to a study presented here at the 2020 International Stroke...
By Alex Morrisson LOS ANGELES -- February 24, 2020 -- In patients with a history of stroke or transient ischaemic attacks, reducing low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol to a goal of 70 mg/dL significantly reduces the risk of subsequent cardiovascular events, according to a study presented...
By Alex Morrisson LOS ANGELES -- February 24, 2020 -- Patients with stroke who are identified as having intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) may be helped by treatment with tranexamic acid, according to a study presented here at the 2020 International Stroke Conference (ISC). While there were...

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