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The FDA on Feb. 15 announced Stryker’s Trevo Retriever clot-removal device can be used up to 24 hours after stroke onset, mirroring the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s recently updated guidelines expanding the window for mechanical thrombectomy from 6 to 24 hours.

The FDA cleared Viz.ai’s clinical support tool on Feb. 13, allowing the software that alerts clinicians to the possibility of a stroke to be marketed in the United States.

Short kids grow up to have a higher risk of stroke, according to a study of more than 310,000 Danish schoolchildren with up to eight decades of follow-up.

A team of researchers has developed a risk score containing five readily available factors that predict the odds of stroke for heart attack patients with reduced ejection fraction but without atrial fibrillation (AFib).

People who have migraines are more at risk than the general population for a range of adverse cardiovascular events, according to a study published in The BMJ.

 

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Online tracker predicts risk of heart disease in young adults

An online lifestyle tool could help assess the risk of future heart disease in young adults, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Heightened risk: Tall people at greater risk for venous blood clots

Tall people draw the short straw when it comes to developing blood clots in their veins, according to a study of more than two million Swedish siblings.

Study IDs differences in anticoagulation patterns of warfarin, DOACs

Warfarin and three direct oral anticoagulants are associated with different patterns of thrombus-formation inhibition under flow conditions, patterns which can be identified by means of visual analysis using a microchip flow chamber system, a new study finds.

Researcher touts ‘breakthrough’ in treating patients with stable CVD

A daily treatment regimen of rivaroxaban and aspirin was associated with a 24 percent decreased risk of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) compared to aspirin-only therapy in patients with stable atherosclerotic vascular disease, according to new research published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

New method could predict bleeding risk for stroke patients

A new scoring system aims to predict the risk for major bleeding in patients following transient ischemic attack or ischemic stroke.

Cancer patients carry double the short-term risk of arterial thromboembolism

Patients with cancer are more than twice as likely to suffer arterial thromboembolism within six months of diagnosis as cancer-free patients, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Stent procedure shows potential as alternative to lower-limb amputation

A new system that switches blood flow from a blocked artery in the leg to a nearby vein showed promising early results as an alternative to lower-limb amputation.

Study highlights cardiovascular benefits of moderate alcohol intake

When compared to lifetime abstainers, light to moderate alcohol drinkers had a reduced risk of greater than 20 percent for all-cause mortality and cardiovascular disease (CVD)-specific mortality, according to data from more than 30,000 deaths in the United States.

New microsensing technology could improve stroke treatment

Sensome's connected stroke guidewire is designed to sense the composition of clots and relay that information into machine learning algorithms and then on to physicians.

Study: Marijuana users 3 times more likely to die from hypertension

As more states move toward legalizing marijuana, new research suggests serious cardiovascular risks are associated with the drug.

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