Researchers challenge new guidelines on aspirin in primary prevention

(Florida Atlantic University) New guidelines recommend aspirin use in primary prevention for people ages 40 to 70 years old who are at higher risk of a first cardiovascular event, but not for those over 70. Yet, people over 70 are at higher risks of cardiovascular events than those under 70. As a result, health care providers are understandably confused about whether or not to prescribe aspirin for primary prevention of heart attacks or strokes, and if so, to whom.
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Condition:   Stroke Intervention:   Other: Follow-up assessments Sponsors:   Vrije Universiteit Brussel;   Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel Recruiting
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Conditions:   Cognitive Decline;   Dementia, Vascular;   Alzheimer Disease;   Dementia;   Stroke Interventions:   Other: Behavioral Dietary intervention ( MIND Diet);   Other: Behavioral Usual Care Diet Intervention Sponsors:   Rush University Medical Center;   University of Chicago;   Advocate Hospital System;   National Institute on Aging (NIA) Not yet recruiting
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Condition:   Stroke Interventions:   Behavioral: Mobile phone supported and family-centred rehabilitation;   Procedure: Information and blood pressure measurement Sponsors:   Karolinska Institutet;   The Swedish Research Council Not yet recruiting
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Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Stroke prevention remains a cornerstone in the management of patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF)1. Oral anticoagulation (OAC) is the main method of stroke prevention in NVAF worldwide. However,>50% of high-risk NVAF patients are not maintained on OAC due to comorbidities, frailty, bleeding complications, or non-compliance2. In 1996, Blackshear proposed Left atrial appendage exclusion (LAAE) as an alternative stroke prevention strategy in NVAF3. Because no randomized data were available to support the routine use of LAAE, its utilization remained initially limited to selected patients undergoing a conco...
Source: The American Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
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Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Public Health - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
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Source: Neurological Sciences - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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