Stroke and Cognition

Patients receiving low dose steroid at increased risk of cardiovascular disease, study suggests
December 3, 2020
A new study suggests that even low doses of glucocorticoid may increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
AI abdominal fat measure predicts heart attack and stroke
December 2, 2020
Automated deep learning analysis of abdominal CT images produces a more precise measurement of body composition and predicts major cardiovascular events, such as heart attack and stroke, better than overall weight or body mass index (BMI).
Patients with heart rhythm disorder warned against heavy alcohol consumption
December 2, 2020
Fourteen drinks a week is linked with a higher risk of health problems including stroke and embolism in patients with atrial fibrillation, according to research.
Glucosamine may reduce overall death rates as effectively as regular exercise, study suggests
December 1, 2020
Glucosamine supplements may reduce overall mortality about as well as regular exercise does, according to a new epidemiological study.
Statins can save lives; are they being used?
December 1, 2020
People who have coronary artery disease, stroke or peripheral artery disease often are prescribed a statin, a cholesterol-lowering drug that reduces the risk of heart attack or stroke.
Act now to meet global heart disease targets, experts urge
November 24, 2020
Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of mortality in Europe, and World Health Organization (WHO) heart disease goals will not be achieved by 2025 unless urgent action is taken. A new document provides numbers of people with heart conditions, death rates, and levels of risk factors includ...
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STRENGTH trial finds new fish oil medication did not reduce the risk of cardiac events
November 16, 2020
A medication derived from fish oil, containing the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, was evaluated in a large, international study of more than 13,000 people who had existing heart disease or who were at high risk of heart disease due to other medical conditions. The medication did not reduce the ris...
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Rivaroxaban may be as effective as warfarin for bioprosthetic mitral valves, AF
November 16, 2020
The RIVER trial is the largest study assessing the efficacy and safety of the anticoagulant rivaroxaban in patients with an artificial mitral valve to correct an irregular heart rhythm. Researchers concluded that rivaroxaban worked as well as the standard anticoagulant medication warfarin....
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Patients taking statins experience similar side effects from dummy pills
November 15, 2020
People taking dummy pills and statins experienced similar side effects in a new study.
Combo pill alone and with aspirin lowers heart disease risk
November 13, 2020
A 'polypill' is a single pill that includes multiple medications to control more than one health risk factor (such as heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, Type 2 diabetes, kidney disease, stroke). In this large, international trial, the polypill included blood pressure and cholester...
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