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Cardiology Management

DESERVE: skills-based intervention to reduce risk of recurrent stroke

2018 10 Oct

It is estimated that 11 percent of individuals who have had a stroke have a recurrent stroke within one year of their first stroke. The burden of stroke is largely attributed to lifestyle (smoking, poor diet) and metabolic risk factors (high plasma glucose, high cholesterol, high blood pressure). Currently, there is limited evidence for education... Read more

Cardiology Management

RESPECT trial: New treatment may benefit stroke patients

2017 21 Sep

A large clinical trial ("RESPECT") led by UCLA researchers shows that closing a small hole in heart may protect against recurrent stroke. The method is a new treatment option for some people and its use should be a "clinical decision between the doctor and the patient about who's the right person to get it," said Dr. Jeffrey Saver, director of the... Read more