Cardiology

Statins have low risk of side effects

The cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins have demonstrated substantial benefits in reducing the risk of heart attacks and strokes caused by blood clots (ischemic strokes) in at-risk patients. Since statins are associated ...

Cardiology

New drug could sustain oxygen-starved hearts

Running low on oxygen is a major danger for any of your body's tissues, but the heart is particularly sensitive to such hypoxic conditions, which can lead to long-term tissue damage or even heart attacks.

Cardiology

Study finds acute ischemic stroke (AIS) outcomes vary by race

(Medical Xpress)—Older white patients in the U.S. have the highest rate of mortality from certain types of stroke among all racial and ethnic groups, a study by health researchers at the University at Albany finds.

Cardiology

Aspirin resistance ups severity in acute ischemic stroke

(HealthDay)—In patients with acute ischemic stroke, aspirin resistance is associated with increased stroke severity and infarct size, according to research published online Nov. 19 in the Archives of Neurology.

Cardiology

Low-dose alteplase no better for acute ischemic stroke

(HealthDay)—For key demographic subgroups of patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS), low-dose alteplase does not differ from standard-dose alteplase in terms of treatment effects on death or disability, according to ...

Cardiology

Stent retrievers improve odds for ischemic stroke patients

Timely treatment with endovascular therapy to restore blood flow to the brain significantly improves functional outcomes in patients with acute ischemic stroke, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. ...

Cardiology

Lean process methods expedite care in ischemic stroke

(HealthDay)—Use of lean process improvement methodology can reduce the time to stroke care without compromising patient safety, according to a study published online Nov. 8 in Stroke.

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