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Low Cholesterol May Increase Hemorrhagic Stroke Risk for Women

Thursday, April 11, 2019—Results from a prospective cohort study published in Neurology show that women with low levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol had increased risk o…

Rivaroxaban, Dabigatran Reduce Ischemic Stroke and Intracranial Hemorrhage in Those With Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation

Wednesday, March 13, 2019—A large meta-analysis of 95 studies published in the Journal of Market Access and Health Policy, showed that treatment with rivaroxaban (Xarelto; Janssen Pharmaceuticals,…

Small Study Shows Similar Outcomes for “Drip & Stay” Vs “Drip & Ship” for Ischemic Stroke

Tuesday, March 12, 2019—In a study published in Stroke, there were no significant differences in the number of patients achieving a good outcome (90-day modified Rankin score [mRS] < 2) when …

Premarket Clearance Request Filed for Robotic Neurovascular Intervention

Friday, February 15, 2019—A premarket clearance request for a neurovascular intervention platform (CorPath GRX System; Corindus Vascular Robotics, Waltham, MA) has been filed with the Food and Drug Adm…

Intensive Blood Pressure Lowering With Intravenous Thrombectomy for Acute Ischemic Stroke Did Not Improve Functional Outcomes

Monday, February 11, 2019—In results from the ENCHANTED trial (NCT01422616), presented at the International Stroke Conference (ISC) in Honolulu, Hawaii and published in The Lancet, patients provid…

Embolization Device Receives FDA Approval for Expanded Indication for Small or Medium Wide-Neck Aneurysms

Monday, February 11, 2019—The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved an expanded indication for an embolization device (Pipeline™ Flex; Medtronic, Dublin, Ireland) for the treatment of small…

Prehospital Treatment to Lower Blood Pressure Does Not Improve Outcomes for Those With Acute Stroke

Friday, February 08, 2019—Results from the RIGHT-2 trial (ISRCTN26986053)presented at the International Stroke Conference in Honolulu, HI and published in The Lancet, showed that treatment wi…

Infectious Endocarditis-Related Stroke Increase Related to Opioid Epidemic

Friday, February 08, 2019—In research presented at the International Stroke Conference in Honolulu, HI and published in the journal Stroke, a correlation between increasing rates of infectious endocard…


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