Atherosclerotic internal carotid artery disease is a major contributor to ischemic stroke. Surgeons use a combination of carotid artery and brain imaging to determine if patients have symptomatic carotid stenosis. However, there remains widespread disagreement on the threshold, timing, and best technical approach to carotid revascularization in symptomatic patients.
The FDA has cleared a blood test that can screen patients, especially black women, for coronary heart disease.
The US Food and Drug Administration has announced the approval of a new combination treatment for hepatitis C virus.