Cardiology

Procedure to plug a hole in the heart is effective and safe

Closure of a patent foramen ovale, or "hole in the heart," is effective and well-tolerated with low rates of complications, according to a narrative review published today by the Medical Journal of Australia.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Asian ethnicity strongly linked to COVID-related stroke

Asian ethnicity is strongly linked to COVID-related stroke, reveals an analysis of stroke centre activity in England and Scotland during the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic, and accepted for publication in the Journal ...

Cardiology

Risk of death from stroke falls by 24%

Thousands more patients each year are surviving strokes, as the risk of death and disability after a stroke fell significantly between 2000 and 2015, according to analysis by researchers from King's, Guy's and St Thomas'.

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