The Practical Cardiology™ Cerebrovascular Disease clinical resource center offers the latest in management of cerebrovascular disease including stroke, transient ischemic attack, aneurysm, and vascular malformation. The fifth most common cause of death in the US, this page will host articles, podcasts, and videos related to prevention and treatment of cerebrovascular disease.
May 24, 2022
An analysis of national data from Sweden suggests men with prostate cancer were at a 48% greater risk of deep vein thrombosis and a 47% greater risk of pulmonary embolism compared to their counterparts without prostate cancer.
May 10, 2022
An analysis from Northwestern Medicine provides insight into differences in cardiovascular disease mortality among subgroups of Asian Americans.
May 03, 2021
The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association have released a special report related to the treatment of blood clots or low platelet counts related to the COVID-19 vaccine, which has garnered mass amounts of attention despite being a rare complication.
April 22, 2021
Dr. Gregory Weiss, a cardiovascular anesthesiologist, breaks down and provides real-world perspective on the application of a recent scientific statement from the AHA and ASA on perioperative management to lower stroke risk in patients undergoing noncardiac and nonneurological procedures.
March 23, 2021
Check out this interview with Louise McCullough, MD, PhD, Program Chair of ISC 21, where she offers perspective on mobile stroke units and what barriers prevent further implementation of the specialized ambulatory units.
March 20, 2021
Just ahead of the International Stroke Conference, the AHA released a scientific statement focusing on brain health and aimed at providing primary care providers an overview of factors influencing neurologic health.
March 19, 2021
Using data from the AHA's COVID-19 Cardiovascular Disease Registry, a new analysis presented at ISC 21 provides an overview of the overall risk, risk factors, and outcomes of COVID-19-related ischemic stroke among US patients.
March 18, 2021
A pair of studies from ISC 21 is providing insight into the benefits of mobile stroke units while also highlighting current barriers to widespread implementation of these units.
March 17, 2021
An interim analysis of the ANGIOCAT trial suggests immediate angiography could help preserve function and improve outcomes in the treatment of patients with stroke caused by a large vessel occlusion compared to the current standard of performing a CT scan.
January 28, 2021
An analysis of more than 14k patients from the Framingham Heart Study provides clinicians with an overview of trends in stroke risk among patients with and without a history of TIA dating back to the 1950s.