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2010-12-02 23:44:09

Statement Highlights:     * Those who make healthy lifestyle choices can lower risk of first time stroke by 80 percent compared to those who don't make such changes.    * Emergency department visits are a critical opportunity to identify and begin interventions for patients at high risk for stroke. Healthy lifestyle choices and emergency room interventions can help prevent first-time strokes, according to revised American Heart Association/American Stroke...

2010-11-30 15:10:56

American Heart Association rapid access journal report Women with a history of migraine headache with aura (transient neurological symptoms, mostly visual impairments) are at increased risk of stroke. However, according to new research reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association stroke events in women with migraine with aura are more likely to have mild or no disability compared to those without migraine. In a new analysis of the Women's Health Study involving 27,852...

2010-11-11 09:07:00

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Results of two pre-specified sub-study analyses of the 18,113 patient RE-LY® trial,(1) involving the newly approved oral anticoagulant Pradaxa® (dabigatran etexilate mesylate) capsules,(2) will be presented at the American Heart Association's Annual Scientific Sessions on Monday, November 15, 2010. The analyses assessed the prognostic value of two separate biomarkers (D-dimer and NT-proBNP) for predicting...

2010-10-22 14:12:55

Statement highlights:     * Measures to avoid a second or subsequent stroke include treating metabolic syndrome and undergoing carotid angioplasty.    * Standard antiplatelet drug therapies are equally effective; so a tailored treatment regimen is advised based on individual risk factors and characteristics. Treating metabolic syndrome and undergoing carotid angioplasty may prevent recurrent stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA), according to revised American...

2010-10-19 19:15:00

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Pradaxa® (dabigatran etexilate) capsules to reduce the risk of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AFib).(1) PRADAXA, an oral direct thrombin inhibitor(2) that was discovered and developed by Boehringer Ingelheim, is the first new oral anticoagulant approved in the U.S. in more than 50 years. As demonstrated in the...

2010-09-20 17:49:00

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee today voted 9 to 0 in favor of approving dabigatran etexilate for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib). An estimated 2.3 million Americans have AFib(1) and the prevalence is expected to increase 2.5 fold to 5.6 million by 2050,(1) reflecting the growing population of elderly individuals. (1) For 50 years, warfarin has been the...

2010-09-09 15:00:00

Study highlights: - Mexican-American stroke survivors with atrial fibrillation had more than double the risk for a second stroke compared to non-Hispanic white survivors with the disorder. - Strokes were more severe among these Mexican-Americans than among non-Hispanic whites; however, researchers found no major differences in death rates between the two groups. - Researchers said the findings could help physicians develop strategies to prevent recurrent stroke in Mexican-Americans....

2010-08-10 13:53:59

A quarter of stroke patients discontinue one or more of their prescribed secondary stroke prevention medications within three months of hospitalization for an acute stroke, according to a report posted online today that will appear in the December print issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Each year, there are an estimated 180,000 recurrent strokes in the United States, according to background in the article. "Reducing the rate of recurrent stroke requires...

2010-06-24 03:47:11

Migraine sufferers who experienced abuse and neglect as children have a greater risk of cardiovascular (CV) disease including stroke and myocardial infarction (MI) among others, say scientists presenting data at the American Headache Society's 52nd Annual Scientific Meeting in Los Angeles this week. In a multi-center, cross-sectional study of more than 1,300 headache clinic patients diagnosed with migraine, investigators found a linear relationship between the risk of stroke, transient...

2010-05-28 14:05:01

NEJM authors: Physicians should consider this when tailoring treatment plans to beat stroke A published report provides the final details on how two stroke-prevention procedures are safe and equally beneficial for men and women at risk for stroke, though their effectiveness does vary by age, say researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Public Health in collaboration with other North American stroke investigators. In findings reported online in the New England...


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  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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