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July 23, 2016

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July 23, 2016

Effectiveness of Treatment for Individuals With Brain Injury or Stroke

July 20, 2016 — New articles explore the effectiveness of several neurorehabilitation treatments for individuals with brain injury or stroke. A number of published articles have covered the issue of efficacy of ... read more

Immunotherapy Reduces Cardiovascular Risk in Rheumatoid Arthritis

July 10, 2016 — Immunotherapy reduces cardiovascular risk in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, according to new research. The combination of two extra-low dose anticytokine drugs reduced rheumatoid arthritis ... read more

High Blood Pressure by Itself Is Not Necessarily an Emergency

July 7, 2016 — Visits to emergency departments for patients with hypertension increased by 64 percent between 2002 and 2012 while hospitalizations for those visits declined by 28 percent. A new study suggests that ... read more

July 5, 2016 — Keeping count of daily steps and boosting physical activity can really pay off for children with type 1 diabetes, according to new ... read more

Cerebrovascular Disease Linked to Alzheimer's

July 1, 2016 — While strokes are known to increase risk for dementia, much less is known about diseases of large and small blood vessels in the brain, separate from stroke, and how they relate to dementia. Diseased ... read more

Electronic Tablets Speed Stroke Care During Patient Transport, Study Finds

July 1, 2016 — The approach was just as accurate as a bedside assessment by a neurologist, which could allow for better transport decisions by the EMS team and potentially faster treatment of the patient once at ... read more

Scientific Breakthrough May Limit Damage Caused by Heart Attacks

June 30, 2016 — A new discovery of a key control point in controlling the formation of new blood vessels in the heart could lead to new drugs that minimize the damage caused by heart ... read more

June 29, 2016 — Scientists report promising 90-day outcomes for stroke patients with large-vessel clots who underwent thrombectomy or clot removal using the direct-aspiration, first pass technique (ADAPT). ... read more

Genetically Inherited High Cholesterol Increases Long-Term Risks of Coronary Heart Disease, Stroke

June 29, 2016 — People who inherit a genetic disorder from one of their parents that results in high cholesterol may be five times more likely to develop coronary heart disease. These patients also may be more ... read more

Rate of Decline of Cardiovascular Deaths Slows in US

June 29, 2016 — Recent national trends in death rates due to all cardiovascular disease (CVD), heart disease (HD), stroke, and cancer, have been evaluated by research, who also evaluated the gap between mortality ... read more

Overweight Youths at Greater Risk for Heart Failure

June 29, 2016 — Losing weight as an adult is fine if you want to reduce your risk of heart attack. But you don't necessarily reduce the risk of other heart problems if you only start focusing on proper weight ... read more

June 29, 2016 — Traditional risk factors only explain a modest proportion of cardiac incidence. New bio markers can help general practitioners to predict patients risk of getting cardiac ... read more

New Devices Causing 'Paradigm Shift' in Stroke Care

June 24, 2016 — New devices called stent retrievers, which effectively reverse strokes, are revolutionizing the treatment of certain stroke patients, report ... read more

Digital Strategies Show Promise for Emergency Heart and Stroke Care

June 22, 2016 — A new scientific statement reviews current research on the effectiveness and safety of using mobile devices, social media, visual media and crowdsourcing to improve emergency heart and stroke ... read more

Gender Gap Found in Cardiac Arrest Care, Outcomes

June 22, 2016 — Women treated at a hospital after cardiac arrest may be less likely than men to receive potentially life-saving procedures. The number of cardiac arrest patients treated at hospitals increased and ... read more

Blacks With AFib at Greater Risk for Adverse Outcomes

June 22, 2016 — Blacks with atrial fibrillation have nearly double the risk of stroke, heart failure, coronary heart disease and mortality from all causes than their white counterparts, new research ... read more

Diabetes Raises Risk of Heart Attack Death by 50 Percent

June 22, 2016 — Having diabetes increases the risk of dying from the effects of a heart attack by around 50 percent, according to a widespread study. The study's participants with diabetes were 39 per cent more ... read more

Protein-Based Risk Score May Help Predict Cardiovascular Events Among Patients With Heart Disease

June 21, 2016 — A new study was conducted to develop and validate a score to predict risk of cardiovascular outcomes among patients with coronary heart disease using analysis of circulating ... read more

Aspirin Versus Blood Thinners in Atrial Fibrillation Patients With Stroke Risk

June 20, 2016 — More than one in three atrial fibrillation (AF) patients at intermediate to high risk for stroke are treated with aspirin alone, despite previous data showing this therapy to be inferior to blood ... read more

'Aspirin-Guide' App for Clinicians Helps Personalize Decisions About Aspirin Use

June 20, 2016 — To help clinicians and patients make informed decisions about aspirin use, researchers have developed a new, free, mobile app, 'Aspirin-Guide' that calculates both the CVD risk score and ... read more

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