Cardiology

A-fib detected in nearly three in 10 cryptogenic stroke patients

Almost one in three patients surviving a stroke of unknown cause have atrial fibrillation (AF) detectable using continuous cardiac monitoring, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the European Heart Rhythm ...

Medications

Ticagrelor-aspirin beneficial for mild-to-moderate stroke, TIA

(HealthDay)—Ticagrelor-aspirin is associated with a reduced risk for the composite of stroke or death within 30 days of mild-to-moderate acute noncardioembolic ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA), according ...

Cardiology

Secondary analysis confirms safety of blood thinning agent

Treatment with the blood thinner apixaban was associated with a lower risk of bleeding, death and hospitalization compared with warfarin, regardless of history of prior stroke or blood clot, according to a secondary analysis ...

Cardiology

More aggressive Tx needed for familial hypercholesterolemia

(HealthDay)—Even with care in specialty clinics, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) persists above target levels in more than half of patients with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), according to a study published ...

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