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Articles tagged ‘stroke risk’

October 30, 2015

Pacemakers identify AF to help stroke prevention

Pacemakers identify atrial fibrillation (AF) and enable initiation of anticoagulation to prevent strokes, according to research presented at Acute Cardiovascular Care 2015, held recently in Vienna, Austria.1

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April 29, 2015

HRT for postmenopausal women – does it help or harm the heart?

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) does not protect post-menopausal women against cardiovascular disease, and may even cause an increased risk of stroke, according to a review of trials published recently in the Cochrane Library.1

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January 29, 2015

Stroke in AF patients – what does CHA2DS2-VASc really tell us?

The risk of ischaemic stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and a CHA2DS2-VASc score of 1 seems to be lower than previously reported, with the risk associated with that score differing markedly between studies, according to a study published recently in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.1

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October 30, 2013

Young obese women could reduce their stroke risk

There are many practical steps which young obese women could take to reduced their stroke risk, according to research1 presented at ESC Congress 2013.

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September 18, 2013

Reducing stroke risk with TAVI

Studies have indicated that the first 30 days following transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) are associated with an increased risk of stroke or transient ischaemic attack compared with surgical aortic valve replacement in high-risk patients. While this risk lessens over time, with no difference in the rate of stroke between surgery and TAVI observed at two years, reducing the risk of stroke during TAVI remains an important issue, according to Nicolas Van Mieghem (Department of Interventional Cardiology Thoraxcenter, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands).1

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September 18, 2013

Joining forces to tackle global stroke risk

The AF Association (AFA) has announced its latest campaign to raise awareness of atrial fibrillation (AF), aimed at addressing inefficiencies in care and treatment to curb the incidence of AF-related stroke. This was announced at the European Society of Cardiology 2013 congress in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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April 26, 2013

Green tea and coffee may help lower stroke risk

Green tea and coffee may help lower your risk of having a stroke, especially when both are a regular part of your diet, according to research1 published recently in Stroke.

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November 15, 2012

Oily fish may reduce stroke risk

Consuming at least two servings of oily fish per week is significantly associated with a reduction in risk of stroke, but the same effect is not found from taking fish-oil supplements, according to analysis published recently in the British Medical Journal.1

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June 25, 2012

Women with AF at higher risk of stroke than men

Women with atrial fibrillation (AF) have a moderately increased risk of stroke compared with men, suggesting that female gender should be considered when making decisions about anti-clotting treatment, according to a study1 by Scandinavian workers (pictured) published recently on

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