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Exercise-induced increases in troponin may not be a benign physiological response to exercise, but an early marker of future mortality and cardiovascular (CV) events, according to a study published in Circulation. Until now, the implications of increased troponin levels after exercise had...
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can help to control the pain and inflammation in patients with osteoarthritis (OA), but the drugs may contribute to cardiovascular side effects in these individuals, according to a study published in Arthritis & Rheumatology. The study...
Silent strokes are common in elderly patients after they have elective, non-cardiac surgery and double their risk of cognitive decline 1 year later, according to a study published in The Lancet. While an overt stroke causes obvious symptoms, such as weakness in 1 arm or speech problems that...
An advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) brain scan analysis in patients with stroke-related, small vessel disease helps predict problems with thinking, memory, and even dementia, according to a study published in Stroke. “We have developed a useful tool for monitoring patients at risk...
People suffering from insomnia may have an increased risk of coronary artery disease, heart failure, and stroke, according to a study published in Circulation. Previous observational studies have found an association between insomnia and an increased risk of developing heart disease and...
A simple cardiac risk score can indicate who may have carotid artery plaque and silent strokes, which often come before a serious clinical stroke, according to a study published in European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Imaging. The findings come from 1 of the largest magnetic resonance...
Researchers have developed an algorithm that can help physicians outside of major stroke treatment centres assess whether a patient suffering from ischaemic stroke would benefit from an endovascular procedure to remove a clot blocking an artery, according to a study published in Stroke....
Middle-aged adults with hypertension, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, or stroke could be at an increased risk for cancer and early death when sleeping Journal of the American Heart Association. “Our study suggests that achieving normal sleep may be protective for some people with these health...
Young adults who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be more likely to experience a transient ischaemic attack (TIA) or major stroke event by middle age, according to a study published in Stroke. “Stroke has a devastating impact on young patients and their families, many...
Smoking and hypertension are associated with worse survival after aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage (aSAH), according to a study published in Neurology. Up to 1 in 4 patients who experienced aSAH die quickly. These patients never reach hospital wards and are often incorrectly diagnosed....

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