Surgery

Early tracheostomy no aid for severe stroke outcomes

Early tracheostomy does not significantly improve the rate of survival without severe disability at six months for patients with severe stroke receiving mechanical ventilation, according to a study published online May 4 ...

Neuroscience

The healing power of music for stroke survivors

Julie Stillman was 55 years old when a blood vessel in her brain suddenly burst. The hemorrhagic stroke left her unable to compose a simple sentence—a hard blow for a woman who built a career in book publishing.

Neuroscience

More intensive LDL-C lowering may cut recurrent stroke risk

Among patients with a history of ischemic stroke, more intensive low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C)-lowering statin-based therapies are associated with a decreased risk for recurrent stroke but an increased risk ...

Cardiology

USPSTF: Evidence still lacking for atrial fibrillation screening

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that current evidence remains insufficient for weighing the benefits and harms of screening for atrial fibrillation (AF). These findings form the basis ...

Cardiology

Sex hormone-binding globulin may be biomarker for CVD risk in men

(HealthDay)—Men with lower concentrations of total testosterone do not have an increased risk for cardiovascular events, while lower concentration of sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) is associated with a higher incidence ...

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