An Aspirin a Day After Blood Clots
A common treatment after having a blood clot is taking blood thinner medication. But many doctors will eventually take patients off medication when it's no longer necessary. Then what?
Stroke Caregivers & Depression
Taking care of a stroke patient can be a difficult and time-consuming task. Stroke patient caregivers need all the support they can get.
FDA Drug Safety Communication: Pradaxa
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting the public to important storage and handling requirements for Pradaxa ( dabigatran etexilate mesylate ) capsules.
Smoking Drug Chantix Risky for Heart Patients
U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials recently warned smokers with a history of heart disease that taking smoking cessation drug varenicline (Chantix) could could put them at added risk for a heart attack or peripheral vascular disease.
(UPDATE 12/15) FDA Announces New Safety Recommendations For High-Dose Simvastatin
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today is announcing safety label changes for the cholesterol-lowering medication simvastatin because the highest approved dose--80 milligram (mg)--has been associated with an elevated risk of muscle injury or myopathy , particularly during the first 12 months of use.
The High Costs of Intra-Cranial Angioplasty
Angioplasty and stenting of intra-cranial vessels (blood vessels in the skull that supply blood to the brain) is linked to nearly triple the cost of regular care for stroke, according to a new study.
The Cost of Living
Young, uninsured stroke patients and those with only Medicare Part D coverage often cannot afford stroke medications and thus face future stroke and cardiovascular event risks.
Vegans -- individuals who don't eat animal products, including dairy -- may be prone to atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries, according to a new study.
Heart disease costs are predicted to triple in the next 20 years in the U.S., according to predictions from the American Heart Association (AHA).
Life-Saving Surgery Now Less Deadly
Risk of stroke following bypass surgery is lower than ever, according to a new study.