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May 7, 2015

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May 7, 2015

New Test Predicts Sudden Cardiac Death in Hemodialysis Patients

May 4, 2015 — A new test has been developed to predict sudden cardiac death in hemodialysis patients in whom such forecasts were previously impossible. The novel method uses a combination of nuclear medicine, ... read more

New Test Predicts Sudden Cardiac Death in Hemodialysis Patients

May 3, 2015 — A new test has been developed to predict sudden cardiac death in hemodialysis patients in whom such forecasts were previously impossible. The test uses a combination of nuclear medicine, C-reactive ... read more

Calling 911 in Rural Areas Leads to Faster Heart Attack Care

Apr. 29, 2015 — Fifty-two percent of patients in rural areas with severe heart attacks drove themselves to the hospital or were driven in instead of calling 911. However, patients who called 911 got to the hospital ... read more

New Class of Cholesterol Drug Proves Safe, Effective for Patients With Dyslipidemia

Apr. 27, 2015 — Having elevated LDL-cholesterol levels contributes substantially to the development of coronary artery disease and the risk of cardiovascular events. Treatment with PCSK9 antibodies reduces mortality ... read more

Reporting Agatston Scores With Chest CT Leads to Cardiovascular Risk Reclassification

Apr. 23, 2015 — The assessed risk of more than 65 percent of patients without established cardiovascular disease who were evaluated for coronary artery calcification via ungated chest CT was reclassified after ... read more

How to Stop a Stroke in Its Tracks

Apr. 23, 2015 — New minimally invasive surgical devices called stentrievers are enabling brain surgeons to stop strokes in their ... read more

Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Shown to Affect the Development of Coronary Artery Calcification

Apr. 23, 2015 — New data show that non-alcoholic fatty liver disease plays a role in the early stages of coronary atherosclerosis and in its more severe form it can also promote the development of coronary artery ... read more

Two Different Carotid Artery Stenting Procedures Show Little Difference in Effectiveness

Apr. 20, 2015 — Use of either proximal embolic protection devices (P-EPDs) or distal filter embolic protection devices (F-EPDs) during elective carotid artery stenting results in low rates of in-hospital stroke and ... read more

Artificial Blood Vessel Lets Researchers Better Assess Clot Removal Devices

Apr. 17, 2015 — An in vitro, live-cell artificial vessel has been created that can be used to study both the application and effects of devices used to extract life-threatening blood clots in the brain. The ... read more

New Studies About Endovascular Therapy for Stroke Represent Paradigm Shift

Apr. 17, 2015 — An expert who writes an accompanying editorial for five studies about endovascular stroke therapy published simultaneously in the New England Journal of Medicine says these randomized clinical trials ... read more

Effectiveness of New Stroke Treatment Confirmed

Apr. 17, 2015 — A research paper confirms earlier findings that a procedure called endovascular therapy for ischemic stroke is the best treatment option for many patients by reducing the incidents of disability. ... read more

Game-Changer for Stroke Treatment: Better Function After Stroke If Clots Removed

Apr. 17, 2015 — Patients with severe strokes had far better outcomes when they were treated using not only a drug to dissolve the blood clot causing the stroke, but also with a procedure to grab, dislodge and remove ... read more

Half of Older Adults in US Now Taking Aspirin, Survey Shows

Apr. 16, 2015 — Slightly more than half of the older adults in the United States are now taking a daily dose of aspirin, even though its use is not recommended by the Food and Drug Administration for most people who ... read more

No Long-Term Survival Difference Found Between Types of Mitral Valve Replacements

Apr. 14, 2015 — In a comparison of mechanical prosthetic vs bioprosthetic mitral valves among patients 50 to 69 years of age undergoing mitral valve replacement, there was no significant difference in survival at 15 ... read more

UK Research Cash for Dementia, Stroke Still Way Too Low, Experts Say

Apr. 13, 2015 — The amount of government money pumped into dementia and stroke research in the UK has risen significantly in recent years, but it is still way too low when compared with the economic and personal ... read more

Some Atrial Fibrillation Patients Receive Unnecessary Blood Thinners

Apr. 13, 2015 — About a quarter of all atrial fibrillation patients at the lowest risk for stroke receive unnecessary blood thinners from cardiology specialists, according to researchers, and these providers must be ... read more

New Strategy Can Help Determine Heart Attack in Patients Within One Hour

Apr. 13, 2015 — A new strategy to rule-out and rule-in heart attacks in emergency departments will help physicians treat patients faster, found a clinical trial. Acute myocardial infarction (MI) is a common cause of ... read more

Apr. 13, 2015 — A new study that adds more to the growing body of evidence that certain compounds found naturally in foods have specific effects that help prevent chronic diseases. Researchers have uncovered a ... read more

Stroke from Poor Air Quality

Apr. 13, 2015 — Air pollution and smog have health consequences for affected populations ranging from respiratory problems to death. Fine particulate matter especially has become the focus in recent years, because ... read more

Mental Practice, Physical Therapy Effective Treatment for Stroke, Research Shows

Apr. 9, 2015 — A combination of mental practice and physical therapy is an effective treatment for people recovering from a stroke, according to researchers. Mental practice and physical therapy are interventions ... read more

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