Reducing stroke risk from AFib without blood thinners

Atrial fibrillation, also called AFib, is a condition in which the heart beats chaotically and rapidly. As many as 6 million people in the United States and 9% of those over the age of 65 have the condition. To help prevent a stroke—a common and serious risk associated with AFib—patients…

Use of Comfort Care Increasing After Stroke, May Reduce Costs

The administration of comfort care intervention (CCI) to patients with acute ischemic stroke has increased in the United States, regardless of the type of acute treatment these patients receive, a new study suggests. But researchers did find gender-, race-, and region-based disparities in the administration of CCI. In addition, patients…

Disparities persist in prescribing comfort care, shows study

Receiving palliative or hospice care services was found to improve quality of life for hospitalized ischemic stroke patients, however, disparities persist in which patients are prescribed or have access to these holistic comfort care options, according to new research published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association, an…

BASILICA Technique Prevents TAVR-Related Coronary Obstruction

For patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), the intentional laceration technique of diseased valve leaflets called BASILICA is effective and reasonably safe for preventing coronary artery obstruction, according to a late-breaking study presented at CRT 2021 sponsored by MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute. In a series of 214 patients…

Effient

NOTICE: This Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) is intended for persons living in Australia. EFFIENT® Ef’-fee-ent Prasugrel hydrochloride Consumer Medicine Information What is in this leaflet This leaflet answers some common questions about Effient. It does not contain all the available information. It does not take the place of talking to…