Stroke/Cerebrovascular Disease News

 
 
  • Adults With Longer-Lived Parents May Have Healthier Old Age Adults with longer-lived parents have a lower-than-average risk for multiple circulatory conditions in middle-age, British researchers have found.
  • ESC PRAGUE-16: Direct Thrombectomy Safe, Effective in Stroke Patients "Our question to solve was whether [catheter-based thrombectomy] can be done in the cardiology department if no neurologist is available…without thrombolytics," said the lead researcher of this pilot study.
  • ESC SAVE: No CV Event Reduction With CPAP in Patients With CVD UPDATED // A randomized trial shows no reduction in cardiovascular events in patients with established coronary or cerebrovascular disease and obstructive sleep apnea from CPAP therapy.
  • Study Confirms Higher CVD Risk in Late-Onset Asthma Although early- and late-onset asthma are often lumped together, the risk for CVD events follows distinctly different paths in these patients, the authors caution.
  • Warfarin Alone May Be Adequate for AF Patients Undergoing TAVR The addition of antiplatelet therapy to warfarin is not associated with fewer thrombotic events, but appears to increase the risk of bleeding in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) who undergo transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), according to a multicenter study.
  • Circulating Biomarkers Linked to Stroke Adding four biomarkers associated with increased ischemic stroke risk improves the predictive value of the Framingham Stroke Risk Profile, a new study finds.
  • Anemia Associated With Increased Mortality Risk After Stroke This was shown in an initial database study of 8000 stroke patients in the UK, as well as a meta-analysis of almost 30,000 stroke patients. High hemoglobin level was also a mortality risk factor.
  • Scant Evidence That Tight Glucose Control Is Helpful in T2DM Despite guidelines that confidently recommend tight glucose control for preventing complications of type 2 diabetes, there is little evidence that this approach helps patients, according to the authors of a new review.
  • Periodontitis Linked to Heart Disease A report from The Netherlands adds to the evidence tying chronic gum disease to heart disease and stroke.
  • Alogliptin in Combination With ACE Inhibitor May Not Increase Heart Failure Risk Alogliptin, a dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP-4) inhibitor, in combination with an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor may not increase the risk of heart failure in type 2 diabetes, according to results from the EXAMINE trial.
  • ESC From Gladiators to the Pontiff, Rome Hosts ESC Congress Tutte le strade portano a Roma for the latest insights on PCSK9 inhibitors, "new" oral anticoagulants, antiplatelets with stents, precath CAD screening, and other topics likely to shape clinical practice.
  • Most fatal type of stroke declining along with smoking rates The incidence of subarachnoid hemorrhage has declined substantially since 1998, possibly as a result of falling smoking rates, according to researchers in Finland.
  • Study in Mice Shows Zika Virus Also Attacks Adult Brain Cells U.S. researchers have found that Zika can attack special populations of brain cells in adult mice in the part of the brain involved in learning and memory, raising new questions about how the virus may be impacting millions of adults who have been infected with the virus.
  • Calcium Supplements Linked to Dementia in CVD A new finds an elevated risk for dementia associated with calcium supplementation, with the risk mostly confined to older women with cerebrovascular disease.
  • Altered Speech Patterns May Predict Post-Stroke Depression Baseline evaluation of this 'new biomarker' could improve detection of patients at risk for post-stroke depression and improve its management, say investigators.
  • AHA Suggests People Get up Every Now and Then People should get about 30 minutes of exercise each day to counteract the potentially harmful effects of being inactive for too long, according to a new statement from the American Heart Association.
  • Jury Still Out on TAVR Cerebral Protection: CLEAN-TAVI Published "Here you have morphologic evidence of silent infarcts, millions of neurons and billions of synapses killed, and people ask you why this is important," the author said.
  • Dabigatran in AF: Similar Benefits in Milder Valve Disease: RE-LY The agent is approved for "nonvalvular" AF; its trial excluded patients with valve prostheses or significant mitral stenosis. But those with some milder forms of valve disease benefit all the same.
  • Pioglitazone Diabetes Prevention Data Now Published Reductions in both cardiovascular events and progression to diabetes suggest that a reexamination of pioglitazone's risk/benefit profile may be in order.
  • Duration of Dual-Antiplatelet Therapy Demystified in PCI, ACS "The DAPT score is just a first pass at the data," only one part of the decision process, says an expert. A new published series offers a "one-stop view" of 2016 recommendations and related controversies.
 
 
 
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