Mortality rates after treatment of unruptured intracranial aneurysms have substantially decreased in the past decade, according to new findings presented today at the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery's (SNIS) 17th Annual Meeting. The study, Trends in Mortality and Morbidity after Treatment of Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysm in the United States, 2006-2016, analyzed data from 21,609 patients in the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) database across a 10-year period. The research compares two treatments for unruptured intracranial aneurysms: microsurgical clipping and endovascular embolization.
Within a month following a heart attack, people are at increased risk for a second one. As a result, physicians treat these patients with medications to rapidly reduce cardiovascular risk factors for another event. Although statins are designed to reduce the risk from one underlying problem, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or "bad" cholesterol, they often aren't able drop it to recommended levels within 30 days.
A new study presented today at the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery's (SNIS) 17th Annual Meeting serves as the first prospective validation of the Rapid Arterial Occlusion Evaluation (RACE) scale in accurately identifying a severe clot stroke called a Large Vessel Occlusion (LVO) by U.S.-based EMS personnel in a pre-hospital setting.
How does measuring our sleep, exercise and heart rates using various apps and fitness watches affect us? Self-quantifying may better the understanding of our individual health, but according to a new study, it also gives rise to anxiety. The researchers have examined the experiences of fitness watch wearing patients with chronic heart problems.
Three years after the ALLSTAR clinical trial ended prematurely, the study's data shows that treatments of cardiosphere-derived cells -- the same cells used as an experimental therapy tested in COVID-19 patients -- demonstrated unexpected promise in heart attack survivors. Downloadable video available.
A Purdue University team developed a fully implantable radio-frequency transmitter chip for wireless sensor nodes and biomedical devices
Electrocardiogram results evaluated with an artificial intelligence-enhanced formula may be able to detect decreased heart function more accurately and quickly than standard blood tests in patients being evaluated in the emergency room for shortness of breath. Diagnosing the cause of shortness of breath quickly is especially important and challenging during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, when more people than ever are seeking emergency care because of difficulty breathing.
Early death rate for a common form of heart attack jumped after lockdown. Substantial drop in people seeking medical help for a heart attack. Hospitals were able to maintain clinical standards. The death rate for patients who experienced what is normally a lower-risk heart attack in England rose sharply during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an analysis of NHS data. In comparison, the death rate for people who had a more severe heart attack fell.
An international team of scientists has completed the largest analysis of stroke-risk genes ever undertaken in people of African descent.
In a new study, investigators report that patients undergoing atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation, who are physically fit before the procedure, have a much higher chance of benefiting from the procedure and remaining in normal sinus rhythm. Less fit patients are rehospitalized more often, continue to use antiarrhythmic therapies longer, and have higher death rates than fitter patients. Their results appear in Heart Rhythm.