Neuroscience

Greater benefit for pioglitazone in high-risk patients post stroke

(HealthDay)—For patients after an ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack, pioglitazone is associated with greater benefit for those at higher risk for stroke or myocardial infarction (MI), according to a study published ...

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 ...

Cardiology

Advanced practice provider can safely perform cardioversion

(HealthDay)—An advanced practice provider (APP) can safely perform electrical cardioversion (CV) for atrial fibrillation, according to a study published online June 28 in JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology.

Cardiology

One in three American adults may have had a warning stroke

About one in three American adults experienced a symptom consistent with a warning or "mini" stroke, but almost none - 3 percent - took the recommended action, according to a new survey from the American Heart Association/American ...

Neuroscience

Study shows how brain begins repairs after 'silent strokes'

UCLA researchers have shown that the brain can be repaired—and brain function can be recovered—after a stroke in animals. The discovery could have important implications for treating a mind-robbing condition known as ...

Diabetes

Pioglitazone cuts diabetes risk after ischemic stroke, TIA

(HealthDay)—For insulin-resistant patients with recent ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack, pioglitazone is associated with reduced risk of diabetes, according to a study published online July 27 in Diabetes Care.

Neuroscience

Insomnia? Oversleeping? Both may increase your risk of stroke

There is growing evidence that sleep disorders like insomnia and sleep apnea are related to stroke risk and recovery from stroke, according to a recent literature review. The review is published in the August 3, 2016, online ...

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