Can anticoagulation harm patients with atrial fibrillation who are on dialysis? Results from a meta-analysis may surprise you.
Update on Stroke Risks
Two new studies shed light on risk factors for stroke and MI, and a third suggests neurologic use s for Zolpidem that don’t involve treating insomnia.
TPA: How Fast is Fast?
What is the shortest time within which you have given a patient TPA?
Taking a New Look at Resistant Atherosclerosis
The notion of “resistant atherosclerosis,” points to possible breakthroughs in research and treatment.
How Safe is Long-term Antiplatelet Rx After a Vascular Event?
Here is new evidence that people aged 75 and older who take aspirin-based antiplatelet treatment for secondary prevention should also take PPIs.
Migraine and Ischemic Stroke: Atherosclerosis Link?
Does cerebrovascular atherosclerosis explain the connection between migraine and vascular diseases?
Vertebral Artery Stenosis: Medical or Surgical Tx?
A meta-analysis compared medical therapy with medical therapy plus angioplasty for the treatment of symptomatic vertebral artery stenosis.
Neurological Disorders: Language & Behavior Issues
Studies discussed include neuropsychiatric symptoms leading to mild cognitive impairment and gesture comprehension and language in children with autism.
Cannabis, Stroke, and Heart Failure
An abstract presented at ACC 2017 explored the cardiovascular effects of cannabis use.
Intracranial Hemorrhage with SSRI Use
Is selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor use associated with an increased risk of spontaneous intracranial hemorrhage?
Ischemic Stroke & Thrombectomy: Time to Treat
What is the ideal time frame in which to perform endovascular thrombectomy after large-vessel ischemic stroke?
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