Strokes

XARELTO safe for use with elderly, study finds

XARELTO® (rivaroxaban) is safe to use in elderly patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation, an analysis published in Circulation finds.

Strokes drastically reduce quality of life, showing need for better care systems, researchers say

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The system of post-stroke care warrants increased attention in light of a study showing people have poor quality of life in the years following a stroke, according to researchers.

Treatable attention disorders in stroke patients are often undiagnosed, study finds

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Many stroke survivors have undiagnosed attention-related disorders that could be treated with therapy, according to newly published research.

Meditation reduces cardiovascular incidents, study finds

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Transcendental meditation is more effective than health education in reducing heart attacks and strokes among African-Americans with heart disease, new research reveals.

FDA warns of risk of anemia drugs

Medications given to treat anemia in kidney and cancer patients greatly increase the risk of cardiovascular problems and need to be used more conservatively, the Food and Drug Administration has said.

14% of strokes occur while patients are asleep, study finds

Approximately 14% of strokes happen when individuals are asleep, which represents about 58,000 emergency room visits annually, new research indicates.