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Strokes are one of the leading causes of death globally, but it turns out a vast majority of them could be prevented, according to findings published July 15 in the British journal The Lancet.

 
 

 

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FDA approves the Celt ACD vascular closure device

The FDA approved the Celt ACD vascular closure device on July 21.

Bleeding risk associated with vitamin K antagonists only slightly increases past age 80

A matched cohort study of older adults who received a vitamin K antagonist found that the risk of bleeding did not significantly increase as patients entered their 80s and only mildly increased they entered their 90s. However, the risk of thrombosis in patients who were in their 80s and 90s was higher and more often fatal compared with patients in their 70s.

Study: More than 90 percent of strokes are preventable

Strokes are one of the leading causes of death globally, but it turns out a vast majority of them could be prevented, according to findings published July 15 in the British journal The Lancet.

 
New study shows atrial fibrillation related to smaller brain volumes

A new study conducted by researchers at Boston University found atrial fibrillation has been associated with smaller brains and smaller frontal lobes.

Study: Large number of AF patients receiving less than optimal treatment

Nearly 40% of atrial fibrillation (AF) patients with an intermediate to high risk of stroke are not receiving optimal treatment, according to a June 20 study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Researchers link blood protein to severe pulmonary arterial hypertension

A new study from team at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore may have found a link between a blood protein and pulmonary arterial hypertension and how patients could be tested for it.

Fitness in middle age reduces stroke risk later

Adults between the ages of 45 and 50 with higher levels of cardiorespiratory fitness are less likely to have a stroke after 65, according to a study published in the journal Stroke.

High variability in blood pressure readings could mean faster cognitive decline

Patients between the ages of 55 and 64 could face faster cognitive decline over five years if their blood pressure measurements vary significantly from visit to visit than if it stays stable between measurements. 

AHA, ASA recommend rehabilitation programs over nursing facilities after strokes

Under new stroke guidelines, major medical societies agree that sending patients to rehabilitation programs is crucial to post-stroke care.

Injecting stem cells in patients’ brains may improve neurological function after stroke

A small group of patients with stable, chronic stroke who had stem cells injected in their brains had a significant improvement in neurological function in the 12 months after treatment, according to an open-label, single-arm study.

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