Cerebrovascular Diseases

Ticagrelor Wins Label Expansion to Reduce Risk of Recurrent Stroke, TIA
November 06, 2020

FDA approval is based on results of the phase III THALES trial, in which DAPT with ticagrelor and aspirin for 30 days reduced the rate of stroke and death by 17% vs aspirin alone.

Visit-to-Visit Variability in BP Associated with Dementia, Cognitive Decline
September 03, 2020

"Beyond hypertension, higher BPV is a major clinical predictor of cognitive impairment and dementia," conclude authors of a new study.

Home-based BP Measures Should Drive Treatment Decisions
June 30, 2020

Home blood pressure monitoring, performed accurately, is the key to data that will guide optimal hypertension treatment. Dr Naomi Fisher talks with Patient Care.

Should We Refer Symptomatic HF Patients for AF Ablation?
September 07, 2017

That depends, as suggested by results of the CASTLE-AF study, presented at ESC Congress 2017, in Barcelona, Spain.

AF Screening Leads the Charge in Cardiology's Digital Revolution
September 07, 2017

Diagnosis of atrial fibrillation via handheld iECG monitor looks promising but can we pay for it yet?

New-onset Afib in a Patient with CKD: A Case-based Quiz
May 09, 2017

Mr Smith is 66-years-old. How would you treat his arrhythmia? What would you choose for anticoagulation?

Beware Digoxin for Atrial Fibrillation
May 09, 2017

Digoxin is used in nearly 30% of patients with AF but has never been studied for safety/efficacy in this population, until now.

Afib, Heart Failure, and Exercise
April 10, 2017

Is exercise safe in HF patients who have AF? Results of the HF-ACTION study are summarized in this short slide show.

NOACs No Longer Novel
March 07, 2017

A study of a global registry finds that prescriptions for direct oral anticoagulants have now surpassed those for VKAs. What do you Rx?