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3 Myths about New Oral Anticoagulants Debunked for Primary Care Physicians
No monitoring necessary; don't use them before electrical cardioversion; and count them out for periprocedural use during AF ablation. Really?
Statins Do Double Duty Against Stroke
A new study suggests that inpatient statin use is linked to improved outcomes after intracranial hemorrhage.
Stroke Rounds: EDs See Fewer Strokes, TIAs
Stroke and TIA rates are down and fewer patients arrive by ambulance in national emergency department survey.
Atrial Fibrillation: More Than an Electrical Problem
A small study highlights a big point: manage risk factors that affect the atrial fibrillation substrate and ablation therapy success rates improve (ARREST-AF Cohort Study).
Stroke Risk Spikes After Cancer Dx
Cancer may be an under-appreciated, but common risk factor for stroke, which is most common the first month after cancer diagnosis.
Testosterone Replacement Does Not Increase CV Risks in Men With Low Testosterone Levels
Results of a new large study may offer some clarity in an area replete with conflicting findings from small studies in older men or registry studies in special populations.
An End to HIV: Self-Protection vs More $$$?
Does the HIV epidemic represent primarily a failure of the public health system--or is it more likely a result of failure on an individual level to take steps necessary to prevent infection?
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