The rates for hypertension diagnosis, treatment and control are still falling short of goals despite awareness programs, researchers report.
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Stimulating the sphenopalatine ganglion—a collection of nerve cells closely associated with the trigeminal nerve most responsible for headaches—could be a safe intervention for patients with acute ischemic stroke who aren’t eligible for thrombolytic therapy, according to an article published in The Lancet last month.
EULAR has issued new treatment guidelines for antiphospholipid syndrome, a disorder of the immune system that causes blood clots. Among the recommendations, high risk individuals who carry the antiphospholipid antibody should take low-dose aspirin, even if they are asymptomatic. This also applies to systemic lupus erythematosus patients and women with a history of obstetric antiphospholipid syndrome.
Fewer heart disease-related deaths occur in counties where Medicaid was expanded under the Affordable Care Act, according to a provocative new study.
Study shows there is no substantial difference in cardiovascular risk associated with different biologic therapies for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis patients.