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February 8th 2024
Anticoagulation and antiplatelet therapy show no significant difference in recurrent stroke risk among patients with cryptogenic stroke and evidence of atrial cardiopathy.
February 7th 2024
Anthos Therapeutics halts their phase 2 AZALEA-TIMI 71 trial due to significant reduction in bleeding events with abelacimab, making it a potential breakthrough in anticoagulation therapy for atrial fibrillation.
A secondary analysis of ASPREE is bringing the role of aspirin in primary prevention settings further into question, suggesting daily use of low-dose aspirin was associated with a 38% increase in intracranial bleeding in older adults.
An analysis of patient data from the greater Houston area suggests women were less likely to be routed to a comprehensive stroke center than their male counterparts, despite a greater symptom severity and comparable distance to the centers.
Presented at the European Stroke Conference, results of the ELAN trial offer evidence in support of early initiation, as opposed to later initiation, strategies for anticoagulation following acute ischemic stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation.
New data from a predefined secondary analysis of the STROKE-AF trial provides insight into the 3-year incidence of atrial fibrillation among patients with a history of ischemic stroke caused by atherosclerosis.
A study presented at the International Stroke Conference 2023 suggests the plasma metabolite gluconic acid could serve as a race-specific biomarker for identifying increased risk of hypertension and stroke in Black adults.
An analysis of registry data recorded in Denmark over a 4-decade period offers an overview of the risk of acute myocardial infarction and ischemic stroke incurred as a result of preeclampsia during pregnancy and how this risk changes over time.
Stroke symptoms that disappear in under an hour need emergency assessment to help prevent a full-blown stroke. A new scientific statement from the AHA provides guidance and a standardized approach to evaluating people with suspected TIA, particularly in rural areas.
An analysis of patient data from the REGARDS cohort suggests the increase in relative risk observed with traditional risk factors, such as hypertension and diabetes, on risk of stroke decreases as patients age, but investigators point out this does not diminish the importance of addressing these risk factors.
Data from an analysis of patients in Denmark provides an overview of the effects of statin therapy on risk of intracerebral hemorrhage, with insights into how this benefit may vary based on the location of the intracerebral hemorrhage.
An analysis of data from more than 30k patients with DVT from the RIETE registry is providing clinicians with new insight into the difference in presentation and outcomes among patients with isolated distal DVT and proximal DVT.
An analysis of data from a single center in Switzerland from a 15-year period details the prevalence of undiagnosed major risk factors among patients admitted with acute ischemic stroke, suggesting 67.7% present with at least 1 undiagnosed risk factor.
An analysis of national data from Sweden suggests men with prostate cancer were at a 48% greater risk of deep vein thrombosis and a 47% greater risk of pulmonary embolism compared to their counterparts without prostate cancer.
A study from HRS 2022 suggests Black patients with AFib were 25% less likely to be on oral anticoagulants at hospital discharge compared to their White counterparts those discharged 18% less likely to receive DOACs than their White counterparts.
An analysis of data from more than 110k hospitalized patients with COVID-19 suggests aspirin use on the first day of hospitalization was linked to lower odds for both in-hospital mortality and pulmonary embolism in weighted analyses.
Released on March 21, the practice advisory from the American Academy of Neurology advocates for a management approach focused on optimization of medical therapies and exercise over stenting for reducing risk of recurrent events and death in patients with symptomatic intracranial atherosclerotic arterial stenosis
An analysis of data from a prospective stroke registry suggests presence of hypertriglyceridemia was associated with a more than 2-fold increase in risk of MACE among patients with a history of acute stroke or TIA, even with adjustment for baseline LDL-C and statin use.