Stroke

 

"Stroke Clock" Could Help Streamline Care of Acute Stroke Patients

September 25, 2020

Could an alarm clock in the room where stroke care is performed contribute to more streamlined care?

Study Finds CAC Scores Better for Predicting Events in Women Than Men

September 12, 2020

Data from more than 4500 diabetics suggest CAC was better at predicting CVD and all-cause mortality in women than in men.

Early Rhythm Control Cuts Event Rate in Afib Patients

September 02, 2020

A study from ESC Congress 2020 details the effects of initiating rhythm control within the first year of an atrial fibrillation diagnosis.

Sean Pokorney, MD: IMPACT-AFib and the Struggle to Improve Anticoagulant Adherence

September 02, 2020

Lead investigator of IMPACT-AFib discusses the results of the study and how they inform clinicians on strategies to improve oral anticoagulant use.

HOME-PE: HESTIA Noninferior to sPESI for Triaging Following Pulmonary Embolism

August 31, 2020

Results of HOME-PE suggest an approach using HESTIA was noninferior to sPESI for patients with acute pulmonary embolism.

Studies Details Decline in Use of Cardiology Services During COVID-19 Outbreak

August 27, 2020

A pair of studies provides an overview of declines in use of cardiology services and patients presenting with adverse cardiovascular events during the pandemic.

Impact of Smoking Cessation Upon Diagnosis of Atrial Fibrillation

August 26, 2020

Quitting smoking at the time of an Afib diagnosis could reduce risk of incident stroke event by 28%, according to a new analysis from ESC 2020.

CAC Scores Better for Predicting Heart Attack than Stroke

August 23, 2020

Across racial and gender groups, CT scans that measure coronary artery calcium can more accurately predict the 10-year risk for heart attack.

Case Report: Altered Elder

August 17, 2020

Our latest case report from Dr. Brady Pregerson features a 72 y/o male with a history of hypertension and TIA. Check out the EKG and see if you can determine the diagnosis.

DOACs More Effective than Low Molecular Weight Heparin for Recurrent VTE in Cancer Patients

August 13, 2020

A meta-analysis of 4 randomized trials is shedding light on the efficacy and safety of direct oral anticoagulant use for reducing recurrent VTE in patients with cancer.