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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

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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

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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.

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Smoking-Cessation-After-PCI-FEATURE-IMAGE

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

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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

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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

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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

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ISC2015-Feature

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

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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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An Update on Secondary Stroke Prevention | Feature

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association have updated guidelines for secondary prevention in patients with stroke or transient ischemic attack. The update includes new sections on nutrition and sleep apnea and revises other sections, including those concerning hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes, carotid stenosis, and atrial fibrillation.

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Depression, Clinical Inertia, & Uncontrolled Hypertension | Opinion Article

Depression has been identified as a risk factor for a poor prognosis among patients with cardiovascular disease. Few studies, however, have investigated the association between depression and

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Refining Neurosurgery Practices | Opinion Article

The American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons recently joined the American Board of Internal Medicine’s Choosing Wisely campaign with their own list

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Neck Manipulation & Stroke Risk | Feature

A scientific statement from the American Heart Association has found that manipulating the neck may lead to cervical dissection, a type of arterial tear that can lead to stroke. Healthcare providers are urged to inform patients of this association before they undergo neck manipulation.

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Diagnosing Stroke in the ED | Feature

Studies suggest that there are missed opportunities to diagnose cerebrovascular causes for stroke symptoms. “While traditional stroke symptoms are rarely missed,” says David E. Newman-Toker, MD, PhD,

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Reducing Post-Op VTE Complications | Opinion Article

At Boston Medical Center, researchers learned in 2009 that their institution was a high outlier for postoperative venous thromboembolism (VTE). Their data were derived from the American

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An Update on Fibromuscular Dysplasia | Feature

The American Heart Association has released a scientific statement that discusses the state of the science on fibromuscular dysplasia and addresses critical unanswered questions surrounding this vascular disease.

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