Tag Archive: stroke

Sep 02

A new study has noted that taking vitamin D supplements will not prevent heart attack or stroke, although it could protect against heart failure in older individua

A new study has noted that taking vitamin D supplements will not prevent heart attack or stroke, although it could protect against heart failure in older individuals. Researchers noted a lower risk of dying from cardiac failure among seniors who took a daily supplement. The findings are published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Aug 27

Asymptomatic atrial fibrillation (AF) detected by ambulatory monitoring is associated with an increased risk of stroke, MI, and all–cause mortality,

Asymptomatic atrial fibrillation (AF) detected by ambulatory monitoring is associated with an increased risk of stroke, MI, and all–cause mortality, suggests a new study published in the journal Thrombosis and Haemostasis. It was noted that subjects with device–detected AF who received treatment with oral anticoagulants had a significantly better prognosis as compared to those who …

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Jul 27

Simple measurement of the peripheral pulse (MPP)

Simple measurement of the peripheral pulse (MPP) at the radial artery appears to be an effective screening tool for diagnosis of atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients who have had a stroke, suggests a new pilot study published online in Neurology on July 23.

Mar 04

The study showed the overall transfusion rate was 2.14% among 2.2 million patients who underwent PCI between 2009 and 2013 in the CathPCI Registry.

A nationwide analysis of PCI published in the February 26, 2014 issue of JAMA suggests there is wide variability in the practice of blood transfusions and that patients who received blood transfusions fared significantly worse following PCI than those who did not receive them. The study showed the overall transfusion rate was 2.14% among 2.2 …

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Feb 19

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has reaffirmed its recommendation against screening asymptomatic adults in the general population for carotid artery stenosis. After an updated review of the evidence, the USPSTF concluded “with moderate certainty that the harms of screening for asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis outweigh the benefits.” The recommendation against screening is consistent …

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Jan 24

A Mediterranean diet may not only reduce the risk of stroke and MI in high-risk patients

A Mediterranean diet may not only reduce the risk of stroke and MI in high-risk patients, but for the first time, a randomized trial suggests that this diet may be linked with a lower risk of peripheral artery disease (PAD). In close to five years of follow-up, compared with high–risk patients who followed a low–fat …

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