Cardiology

Ultra-early neurological deterioration common in stroke

(HealthDay)—Ultra-early neurological deterioration (U-END) occurs in one in eight ambulance-transported patients with acute cerebrovascular disease and is associated with significantly worse outcomes, according to a study ...

Cardiology

Less than half of seniors with A-fib receive anticoagulants

(HealthDay)—Less than 45 percent of older adults with atrial fibrillation (AF) admitted to the hospital are prescribed an anticoagulant, according to a study published online Aug. 21 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics ...

Pediatrics

Abusive head injury: An epidemiological perspective

Abusive head injury, sometimes referred to as shaken baby syndrome or non-accidental trauma (NAT), is the third leading cause of head injuries in small children in the US. For children under the age of 1 year, it is the cause ...

Cardiology

Catheter-directed, low-dose fibrinolysis safe, effective for PE

(HealthDay)—Ultrasound-facilitated, catheter-directed, low-dose fibrinolysis appears safe and efficacious for acute massive and submassive pulmonary embolism (PE), according to a study published in the Aug. 24 issue of ...

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