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  • ANA Stroke, Cardiac Events Increased After First Stroke in Young As in older patients, the risk for recurrent stroke after an index stroke is increased in patients aged 18 to 45 years, along with the risk for cardiac events, a new study shows.
  • 'Alarming' Increase in Stroke Risk Factors Despite many prevention initiatives, the prevalence of hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, drug abuse, and smoking actually appears to be increasing among new ischemic stroke patients in the United States, a new study shows.
  • Merck Abandons Plans to Pursue Anacetrapib The investigational cholesterol-lowering drug is now the fourth CETP inhibitor to fall by the wayside.
  • Vigorous Exercise May Be Best for Longevity in Stable CHD Observational data suggest any amount of exercise is associated with reduced mortality vs being sedentary in patients with stable CHD, but the lowest mortality was seen among the most active patients.

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