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Substantial Differences Between US Counties for Death Rates from Ischemic Heart Disease, Stroke | News Brief

Although the absolute difference in U.S. county-level cardiovascular disease mortality rates have declined substantially over the past 35 years for both ischemic heart disease and cerebrovascular disease,

Hundreds of Thousands of Strokes May Be Preventable Each Year | News Brief

Four in 10 patients with Afib may not be getting necessary stroke-prevention medication.

One in Three American Adults May Have Had a Warning Stroke | News Brief

American Stroke Association conducted this survey.

Stroke Prevention May Also Reduce Dementia | News Brief

Ontario's stroke prevention strategy is also reducing incidence of dementia among people 80+.

Report Highlights National Trends in Heart Disease Treatments | News Brief

Data show registries are advancing effectiveness and safety of patient care. Over 93 percent of heart attack patients are receiving stents within the guideline-recommended threshold of 90

Soft Robotic Sleeve Helps the Heart Beat | News Brief

The device attaches directly around the heart. Harvard University and Boston Children’s Hospital researchers have developed a customizable soft robot that fits around a heart and helps

Experts Urge for Wider Prescription of Statins in Treatment and Prevention | News Brief

The link to diabetes is questionable and inconsequential. World-renowned researchers from the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University as well as Harvard Medical

Alzheimer’s Could Stem From Infections, New Study Suggests | Feature

Could it be that Alzheimer’s disease stems from the toxic remnants of the brain’s attempt to fight off infection? New research by a team of investigators at

Conference Highlights: ISC 2016 | Feature

New research was presented at ISC 2016, the International Stroke Conference, from February 17 to 19 in Los Angeles. The features below highlight some of the studies

CME: Smoking Cessation After PCI | Feature

Despite the presence of smoke-free ordinances and emerging treatment strategies, smoking cessation rates do not appear to have improved after PCI over the past decade. Improvements in the delivery of systematic services that promote cessation, such as cardiac rehabilitation, should be emphasized in the future.

Smoking Cessation After PCI | Feature

Despite the presence of smoke-free ordinances and emerging treatment strategies, smoking cessation rates do not appear to have improved after PCI over the past decade. Improvements in the delivery of systematic services that promote cessation, such as cardiac rehabilitation, should be emphasized in the future.

Cardiometabolic Multi-Morbidity & Mortality | News Brief

Mortality rates per 1,000 person-years appear to be similar among patients with diabetes (15.6), stroke (16.1), or myocardial infarction (16.8), according to a large study. The mortality

Stroke & Cognitive Decline | News Brief

Study investigators suggest that incident stroke appears to be associated with an acute decline in cognitive function. Incident stroke also appears to accelerate cognitive decline over 6

Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Atrial Fibrillation, and Stroke | News Brief

Researchers in Connecticut have found that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) appears to be an independent predictor of stroke. The authors also

OSA, Stroke, & AF | News Brief

Research suggests that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) appears to be an independent predictor of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). Among patients with AF, the rate

ASH 2015 | News Brief

New research was presented at ASH 2015, the American Society of Hypertension’s annual scientific meeting, from May 15 to 19 in New York City. The features below

Heart Rhythm 2015 | Conference Coverage

New research was presented at Heart Rhythm 2015, the Heart Rhythm Society’s annual scientific sessions, from May 13 to 16 in Boston. The features below highlight some

AAN 2015 | Conference Coverage

New research was presented at AAN 2015, the American Academy of Neurology’s annual meeting, from April 18 to 25 in Washington, DC. The features below highlight some

ISC 2015 | Conference Coverage

ISC 2015 New research was presented at ISC 2015, the annual International Stroke Conference, from February 11 to 13 in Nashville. The features below highlight some of

Postoperative AFib After Cardiac Surgery | Feature

New onset postoperative atrial fibrillation appears to occur in a significant number of cardiac surgery patients and is associated with an increased risk of additional complications, including death. Efforts are needed to reduce the incidence in order to optimize outcomes and reduce associated costs.

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