In a new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, researchers looked into the use of antipsychotic medications in older adults following heart surgery.
Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the world and encompasses a variety of products, including cigarettes, e-cigarettes and smokeless tobacco. Combustible cigarettes remain the most common tobacco product used by US adults, but studies have shown no level of cigarette consumption is safe. A new review -- published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology -- examines policies to achieve complete cigarette abstinence as part of efforts to reduce the risk of heart disease.
Stroke patients appear to receive better care at teaching hospitals with less of a chance of landing back in a hospital during the early stages of recovery, according to new research from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).
Body mass index is positively associated with blood pressure, according to the ongoing study of 1.7 million Chinese men and women being conducted by researchers at the Yale Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) and in China. These findings appear in the Aug. 17 issue of JAMA Network Open.
Properly composed treatment and refraining from cigarette consumption can significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease resulting from type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. In some cases, the increased risks could theoretically be eliminated.
People who suffer a stroke caused by bleeding in the brain could be helped by four simple checks of their brain scans, research led by the University of Edinburgh suggests. The checks could help spot people at risk of further bleeding so they can be monitored more closely. Experts say this could help improve outcomes for the millions of people around the world who experience a brain bleed each year.
New research, published in the European Heart Journal, has shown deaths from conditions that affect the blood supply to the brain, such as stroke, are declining overall in Europe but that in some countries the decline is leveling off or death rates are even increasing. Cerebrovascular disease includes strokes, mini-strokes, and narrowing, blockage or rupturing of the blood vessels supplying blood to the brain, and it is the second single largest cause of death in Europe after heart disease.
A new low dose three in one pill to treat hypertension could transform the way high blood pressure is treated around the world.
Treatment guidelines say patients who undergo minimally invasive aortic heart valve replacements should receive two antiplatelet drugs to reduce the risk of dangerous blood clots. A Loyola Medicine study has found that a single antiplatelet drug may work just as well, with lower risks of life-threatening bleeding and other complications.
In 1993, neurologist Camilo Gomez, M.D., coined a phrase that for a quarter century has been a fundamental rule of stroke care: 'Time is brain!' The longer therapy is delayed, the less chance it will be successful. But the 'time is brain' rule is not as simple as it once seemed, Dr. Gomez now reports in a study published in the Journal of Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases.