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Women who experience menopause earlier are at greater risk for cardiovascular issues such as heart disease and stroke and even have greater all-cause mortality rates than women who experience menopause nearer the average age of 51, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Cardiology.

 

A recent study found that the presence of anemia might lead to worse outcomes for stroke patients.

As the opioid epidemic continues to put users at risk for serious conditions and diseases, new research that shows injection opioid drug use is related to life-threatening heart infections has experts posing solutions to the growing drug problem.

Although the primary stroke center certification is a step in the right direction, researchers recently wondered whether the benefits of primary stroke centers outweighed the often longer travel time it takes for patients to get to the centers.

Though fidgeting has long been deemed a bad habit, a new study is challenging that notion.

 

 

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Earlier menopause could increase risk for poor cardiovascular outcomes

Women who experience menopause earlier are at greater risk for cardiovascular issues such as heart disease and stroke and even have greater all-cause mortality rates than women who experience menopause nearer the average age of 51, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Cardiology.

 
FDA clears Shockwave Medical’s lithoplasty system for patients with peripheral artery disease

The FDA cleared Shockwave Medical’s lithoplasty system Sept. 16 to treat calcified plaque in patients with peripheral artery disease.

Electrical stimulation therapy improves manual dexterity among stroke patients

Adults with chronic hand impairment after suffering a stroke improved their manual dexterity when they received 12 weeks of contralaterally controlled functional electrical stimulation (CCFES).

Genome study suggests blood vessels control blood pressure

New studies double number of known sites in genome linked to high blood pressure.

Researchers call for more studies evaluating how to treat stroke patients with anemia

A recent study found that the presence of anemia might lead to worse outcomes for stroke patients.

FDA warns of adverse events related to the Vascu-Guard peripheral vascular patch

Baxter International, Inc. recently alerted the FDA of multiple adverse events associated with the company’s Vascu-Guard peripheral vascular patch, which is used during carotid endarterectomy.

FDA approves stroke treatment device

New uses for two stroke therapy devices were approved by the FDA Sept. 2, according to a statement by the agency.

 
Opioid drug use by vein injection related to heart infections

As the opioid epidemic continues to put users at risk for serious conditions and diseases, new research that shows injection opioid drug use is related to life-threatening heart infections has experts posing solutions to the growing drug problem.

CMS approves left atrial appendage occlusion registry

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved the left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion registry on Aug. 17 to assess patients undergoing percutaneous and epicardial based LAA occlusion procedures to reduce the risk of stroke.

Interim analysis shows medication helps patients suffering from major bleeding

Patients who had acute major bleeding associated with factor Xa inhibitors experienced a significant reversal of anti-factor Xa activity when they received an andexanet bolus and infusion, according to a multicenter, open-label trial.

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