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Poorer outcomes more likely for older patients after carotid stenting

October 12, 2017

Elderly patients who underwent carotid artery stenting for severe carotid stenosis were twice as likely to experience worse outcomes than younger patients, according to study data.

Researchers evaluated 878 patients with stenosis who underwent 972 percutaneous carotid interventions. Of these patients, 24% were younger than 65 years, 40% were aged 65 to 74 years and 36% were aged 75 years or older.

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Stroke risk factors increase despite drop in stroke mortality

October 11, 2017
The prevalence of ischemic stroke risk factors such as diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, smoking and drug abuse increased from 2004 to 2014, according to an analysis…
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Prior nonfatal CV event increases mortality risk in diabetes

October 10, 2017
Adults with type 2 diabetes and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease have an increased risk for mortality if they have experienced a prior nonfatal CV event, according…
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Mechanical thrombectomy added to thrombolysis cost-effective for acute ischemic stroke

October 9, 2017
In an analysis of the THRACE trial, mechanical thrombectomy combined with IV thrombolysis within 4 hours of symptom onset was cost-effective compared with IV…
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Ace the Case: 85-Year-old Man with Speech Difficulty and Extremity Weakness

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This “Ace the Case” study will discuss the treatment of an 85-year-old man presenting with speech difficulty and…
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