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New scientific findings in anticoagulation for stroke prevention are paving the way for updates to the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Guidelines for the management of atrial fibrillation.
Acute ischemic stroke patients taking the blood thinner warfarin can be treated safely with the clot-busting drug tissue plasminogen activator (tPA).
Older women who have been diagnosed with an irregular heart beat are at higher risk of stroke than men.
Less costly aspirin is as effective for heart failure patients with normal heart rhythm as other more expensive drugs, such as warfarin, according to breakthrough research published in today’s New England Journal of Medicine.
People who have experienced a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) experience high rates of depression, but up to two-thirds of them are undertreated.
People with rheumatoid arthritis are at a greater risk of irregular heart rhythm (known as atrial fibrillation) and stroke compared with the general population.
In the largest and longest head-to-head comparison of two anti-clotting medications, warfarin and aspirin were similar in preventing deaths and strokes in heart failure patients with normal heart rhythm, according to late-breaking research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2012.
A whopping one out of every three stroke survivors leave the hospital without knowing the cause of their stroke.
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