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Timing of stroke treatment, preventive therapies presented at stroke meeting

Results of multiple studies examining transfers of acute stroke patients for thrombectomy, delayed use of thrombolysis plus thrombectomy or tenecteplase, and anticoagulation for secondary prevention after cryptogenic stroke were reported at the International Stroke Conference.
13 Feb 2024

Take TIAs as seriously as a stroke

Internal medicine physicians play a critical role in educating patients about the seriousness of transient ischemic attacks and preventing their recurrence.
1 May 2023

Guideline updates recommendations on management of lower-limb PAD

The American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association updated their peripheral artery disease (PAD) guideline to offer more evidence-based management options, including a recommendation in support of using rivaroxaban combined with low-dose aspirin.
21 May 2024

Two speech therapies appear effective, cost-effective for chronic aphasia after stroke

A recent Australian trial found that high-intensity aphasia therapy outperformed usual care and proved cost-effective due to improvements in patient outcomes, measured in quality-adjusted life-years.
20 Feb 2024

Too early to tell on sickle cell 'cures'

New therapies for sickle cell disease create an opportunity for primary care physicians to ensure that their adult patients are regularly meeting with a specialist to review treatment options.
1 Apr 2024

COVID-19 vaccines not associated with stroke risk, study finds

Concomitant vaccination against COVID-19 and influenza was associated with a very small increase in stroke risk, likely driven by the flu vaccine, according to the analysis of more than 5 million vaccinated Medicare beneficiaries.
26 Mar 2024

Sorting out vertigo

A shift in diagnostic approach for vertigo involves asking about the timing and triggers for episodes rather than a description of symptoms.
1 Jan 2024

Study of DAPT after TIA or minor stroke finds high-risk subgroup benefits more, has higher bleeding rates

The absolute but not the relative efficacy of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) over aspirin varied by stroke risk among patients who had already had a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or minor ischemic stroke.
9 Jan 2024

First NASH treatment, over-the-counter CGM approved

This column reviews recent recalls, alerts, and approvals.
1 May 2024

Cognitive impairment common after stroke

A scientific statement from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association called for collaboration among primary care physicians, subspecialist doctors, and other health professionals to identify and manage cognitive problems after stroke.
9 May 2023

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