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  • DVT Prevention: Aspirin, Rivaroxaban Similar After Arthroplasty Among patients who underwent total hip or knee replacement, aspirin was noninferior to rivaroxaban for preventing VTE or PE after an initial 5-day course of rivaroxaban, a large trial found.
  • Women Have Particular Stroke Risk Factors, Outcomes Women face different risk factors for stroke and experience worse outcomes after stroke, compared with men, according to four related articles in a focused update online February 8 in the journal Stroke.
  • ISC Lower ICH Mortality Rate With NOACs Than Warfarin A large real-world study provides some reassurance about the consequences of suffering an intracerebral hemorrhage when taking one of the new oral anticoagulants.
  • More Evidence Migraine Ups Cardiovascular Disease Risk Previous research shows a strong link between migraine and heart attack and stroke. This study expands the findings to include venous thromboembolism, atrial fibrillation, and other cardiovascular diseases.