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Cerebral Microbleeds in Atrial Fibrillation Portend Poor Prognosis
Results of a recent study suggest the presence or absence of CMBs may help refine risk prognostication in patients with AF.
Community-wide Screening for AF Reduces Stroke
The cost vs the benefit of community screening for disease is often hotly debated. A new study suggests that detection of and treatment for asymptomatic AF may be worth that effort.
Vitamin D and Dementia: Study Confirms Link
Unlike other research into the association between vitamin D and dementia, this large study quantified and graded levels of vitamin D deficiency to determine at what point intervention might be warranted.
Reversible Coma in a Young Postpartum Woman
A young woman was admitted at 36 weeks' gestation with severe preeclampsia. During delivery, she experienced generalized seizures. She remained postictal throughout the normal vaginal birth.
The VitDISH Study: Vit D Supplementation Does Not Improve ISH in Older Patients
Vitamin D supplementation in the VitDISH study did not improve isolated systolic hypertension in elderly patients who were deficient.
Bilateral Corpus Callosum Stroke
Bilateral strokes of the corpus callosum are uncommon because of the rich blood supply of this structure from three main arterial systems.
Brain infarcts among crack cocaine users may be secondary to large cerebral artery vasospasm with secondary intravascular thrombosis (with or without distal embolization).
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