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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.

 

 

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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.

Endologix announces top-line results of Nellix endovascular aneurysm sealing system study

Endologix, Inc. announced on May 26 that its Nellix endovascular aneurysm sealing system had met the primary safety and efficacy endpoints in the EVAS FORWARD-IDE study.

Do-Better or Do-Over? Cath Lab Safety May Be Ready for a Reboot

Instead of improving fluoroscopy, should interventional cardiologists and radiologists be focusing on change?

Age-adjusted hospitalization rates for acute ischemic stroke decline from 2000 to 2010

From 2000 to 2010, age-adjusted hospitalization rates for acute ischemic stroke decreased by 18.4 percent. The rates declined by 3.89 percent per year from 2000 to 2005 and increased by 0.03 percent per year from 2006 to 2010.

Reevaluating post-stroke care

Members of an American Heart Association/American Stroke Association guidelines committee argue that treating patients who suffer strokes at rehabilitation facilities is imperative to keeping them healthy in the long-term.

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