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Artificial intelligence (AI) has been used for the first time to instantly and accurately measure blood flow, according to a study published in Circulation. The results were found to be able to predict chances of death, myocardial infarction (MI), and stroke, and can be used by doctors to...
Both simple and advanced CT were effective in accurately predicting which patients who experienced a stroke would benefit from endovascular thrombectomy, according to a study published in the Annals of Neurology. “Endovascular thrombectomy has revolutionised the treatment for patients with...
Women who experience premature menopause are almost 3 times more likely to develop multiple, chronic medical problems in their 60s compared with women who went through menopause at age 50 or 51, according to a study published in Human Reproduction. “Our findings indicate that multimorbidity...
Both women and men are significantly more likely to have a myocardial infarction (MI) or another major cardiovascular event within 30 days of having a stroke, according to a study published in Stroke. The study demonstrated for the first time that in people with no underlying heart disease...
A healthy sleep pattern could help offset the risk of heart disease and stroke in individuals with low, intermediate, or high genetic risk, according to a study published in the European Heart Journal. Lu Qi, MD, Tulane University Obesity Research Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, and...
Sulfonylureas and basal insulin carry a high risk of cardiovascular events, including myocardial infarction, stroke, heart failure, and amputation, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open. “This calls for a paradigm shift in the treatment of type 2 diabetes,” said Matthew O’...
Middle-aged women with a history of pre-eclampsia have a greater risk of stroke, but aspirin may be able to reduce the risk, according to a study published in Neurology. Low-dose aspirin treatment during pregnancy decreases the incidence of pre-eclampsia among high-risk women, but most...
Older adults with cancer are more likely to have had a myocardial infarction (MI) or stroke in the months prior to their cancer diagnosis compared with adults without cancer during the same period, according to a study published in Blood. Lung and colon cancers, as well as advanced-staged...
Loss of muscle and body weight is associated with disability after stroke, according to a study presented at Heart & Stroke 2019, a meeting of the European Society of Cardiology Council on Stroke, and published in the Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle. “Body wasting in the...
Age of onset of migraine with aura is important when assessing stroke risk in older patients, according to a study published in Headache. While the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study showed that migraine with aura was associated with an increased risk of ischaemic stroke, the current...

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