Sleep duration shorter or longer than 7 hours may be associated with increased cardiovascular health risks.
All articles by Gary Rothbard, MD, MS
The risk for recurrent stroke was found to be better predicted by atrial septal aneurysm status than by interatrial shunt size in patients with patent foramen ovale-related ischemic stroke.
Low mean levels and high variability of HDL-C were found to be associated with increased risks for stroke, myocardial infarction and all-cause mortality.
Oral anticoagulation with or without antiplatelet medication was found to increase the risk for bleeding, with minimal protective effect against ischemic stroke in patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction and sinus rhythm.
Carotid artery stenting performed with the double-layer Roadsaver stent and proximal protection using the Mo.Ma Ultra device was found to be associated with
the best outcomes, in terms of microembolic signals, in high-risk patients with lipid-rich plaques.
Discontinuation of vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulant therapy was associated with an elevated risk for stroke or transient ischemic attack in patients newly diagnosed with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation.