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COVID-19, Flu Vaccines Taken Together Linked to Stroke Risk
Recent studies have indicated a potential increase in stroke risk among seniors, particularly those aged 85 and older, who receive both COVID-19 and influenza vaccines simultaneously. This finding has sparked a renewed focus on the safety of administering multiple vaccines at the same time.
Geriatrics November 7th 2023
2 Major Statins May Be Equally Effective at Preventing Stroke, Heart Attacks
A recent study involving 4,400 participants revealed that two major statins—rosuvastatin and atorvastatin—are equally effective at reducing heart attacks, strokes, and all-cause deaths. However, it was found that the rosuvastatin group was more likely (7.2%) to develop type 2 diabetes than the atorvastatin group (5.3%).
Cardiology November 2nd 2023
Milvexian Fast Tracked for Ischemic Stroke, Acute Coronary Syndrome, and Atrial Fibrillation
Accelerate your understanding of thrombotic disease treatment developments; delve into the Fast Track designation of milvexian, a promising oral factor XIa inhibitor.
Cardiology June 28th 2023
Existing Drugs Point to First Treatment for Strokes Linked to Dementia
Promising Discovery: Existing Drugs Could Be Repurposed for First Treatment of Dementia-Linked Strokes Clinical trials reveal the potential of two commonly used cardiac drugs, isosorbide mononitrate and cilostazol, to serve as novel treatment options for lacunar strokes, a leading cause of dementia. Key Points: “Now we understand more about what is triggering these small vessel strokes to attack the brain, we’ve been able to focus our efforts on treatments that can put a halt to this damage…as these drugs are already widely available for other circulatory disorders, and inexpensive, it shouldn’t take too long to move our findings from research into everyday clinical practice.” Professor Joanna Wardlaw of the University of Edinburgh and UK Dementia Research Institute
Cardiology June 13th 2023
Patients’ Views and Experiences on the Use and Safety of Directly Acting Oral Anticoagulants: A Qualitative Study
Unraveling Patient Perspectives on DOAC Safety: Key Findings and Implications for Healthcare Practice A recent study that delves into the complex interactions of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) usage offers insightful information about patient experiences and suggests ways to increase patients’ safety and adherence.
Cardiology June 6th 2023
2 Things to Avoid While on Eliquis
Navigating the Interplay of Eliquis and Dietary Habits As physicians, understanding the nuances of apixaban (Eliquis) and its interaction with diet is crucial for optimal patient care. While taking Eliquis, there are no specific foods to avoid, but people with cardiovascular issues should steer clear of coffee and foods heavy in fat.
Cardiology June 6th 2023