Single subcutaneous shot offers fast, potent platelet inhibition in STEMI
June 1, 2021
The effect was seen within 15 minutes of receiving RUC-4, an investigational glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitor, with no thrombocytopenia, in a phase 2a study.
New AHA/ASA guideline on secondary stroke prevention
May 27, 2021
Identifying the cause of a first stroke or transient ischemic attack is key to developing strategies to prevent repeat events, the AHA/ASA says in an updated clinical practice guideline.
Large vessel stroke linked to AstraZeneca COVID vaccine
May 26, 2021
Three cases occurred in two women and one man in their 30s or 40s and involved blockages of the carotid and middle cerebral artery.
Infective endocarditis from IV drug use tied to hemorrhagic stroke
April 27, 2021
The incidence of patients with IVDU-associated endocarditis increased 630% from 2014 to 2018.
Stroke is ‘not a common complication’ in COVID-19
April 20, 2021
Among the sickest of COVID patients – those admitted to an ICU – researchers found that stroke was not a common complication.
Novel antiplatelet drug: Hope for efficacy without bleeding?
April 12, 2021
A new antiplatelet drug with a completely novel mechanism of action could hold the promise of delivering the holy grail – reducing cardiac events without increasing bleeding.
AstraZeneca COVID vaccine: Clotting disorder mechanism revealed?
April 2, 2021
The vaccine may be linked to a condition that clinically resembles heparin-induced thrombocytopenia and seems to occur mainly in younger women.
Neurologic disorders ubiquitous and rising in the U.S.
March 2, 2021
Most of the rise in disease burden could be attributed to population aging, while age-standardized figures showed stroke and dementias to be level or declining, offering hope that prevention measures may be having an effect.
COVID-19 and risk of clotting: ‘Be proactive about prevention’
December 8, 2020
"We believe a systematic way of addressing this risk is best, with every patient hospitalized with COVID-19 receiving some type of thromboprophylaxis," authors of a review article say.
Blood pressure treatment reduces bleeding in ICH
November 24, 2020
The management of blood pressure in ICH is complex. Timing, type of drug, and type of patient must be considered.