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Arterial Stiffness is Associated with Amyloid-Beta Deposition and Lower Brain Volume in Alzheimer Disease-Susceptible Regions

Friday, March 16, 2018—Results from the atherosclerosis risk in communities (ARIC)-neurocognitive study published today (Neurology. 2018;published online ahead of print March 16, 2018) show an assoc…

Eating whole grains, leafy greens, and fruits is correlated with lower depression rate as well as lowered stroke risk.

Sunday, February 25, 2018—A study of the effects of the dietary approaches to stop hypertension (DASH) diet shows that people who eat vegetables, fruit, and whole grains may have lower rates of depress…

Stryker's Trevo Retriever Now Indicated for Treating Stroke Up to 24 Hours From Symptom Onset

Thursday, February 15, 2018—Stryker has announced that its Trevo Retriever device has received an expanded indication from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a front-line treatment for patients…

New Treatment Guidelines for Acute Ischemic Stroke Open the “Golden Window” for Treatment to 6-24 Hours

Wednesday, January 24, 2018—The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Stroke Association announced new evidence-based guidelines (Stroke. 2018;49:published online January 24, 2018.) for treat…

The Food and Drug Administration Mini-Sentinal Shows Rivaroxaban Is Associated with a Lower Risk of Ischemic Stroke Vs. Warfarin

Tuesday, January 16, 2018—Rivaroxaban (Janssen Pharmaceuticals) is an antithrombotic medication that inhibits clotting Factor Xa. It is available in oral tablet formulation for patients at risk of, or …

Benefits of PFO Closure Confirmed in Publication of Trial Data

Friday, September 15, 2017—Recently published data in The New England Journal of Medicine from three different studies show that closing a patent foramen ovale (PFO) significantly reduces the rate of re…

Stroke Rates Decreasing Among Men, Steady in Women

Thursday, August 10, 2017—Although stroke incidence rates are dropping overall, new findings suggest that those decreases are only seen in men. In a new study published in Neurology (published online A…

Dysport Approved for Lower Limb Spasticity

Thursday, June 22, 2017—The FDA has expanded the indication of Dysport (abobotulinumtoxinA, Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals) to include lower limb spasticity. In a Phase 3 study, adult patients treated with…


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