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New ESC guidelines on syncope and latest science to be released at EHRA 2018 congress

New European Society of Cardiology Clinical Practice Guidelines on syncope will be presented and published online for the first time during EHRA 2018, which will be held 18 to 20 March in Barcelona, Spain.

Commonly prescribed medication linked to stroke

Medication routinely prescribed for common complaints including allergies, heart disease and Parkinson's has been linked to an increased risk of stroke according to new research from the University of Aberdeen.

Morning Break: Transgender Breast Feeding; Brazilian 'Pro-Vaxxers'; Post-Stroke Exercise

(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff

Short kids may have higher future stroke risk

Being a short kid is associated with increased risk of having a stroke in adulthood, according to Danish research published in Stroke, an American Heart Association journal.

Eating yogurt may reduce cardiovascular disease risk

A new study in the American Journal of Hypertension, published by Oxford University Press, suggests that higher yogurt intake is associated with lower cardiovascular disease risk among hypertensive men and women.

Blood thinners may raise stroke risk in over-65s with kidney disease

People over 65 years old may be increasing their stroke risk by taking anticoagulants for an irregular heartbeat if they also have chronic kidney disease, finds a new study led by UCL, St George's, University of London and the University of Surrey.

Low BP Associated With Risk in HFpEF (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Levels under 120 or 130 mm Hg linked to mortality and readmission

FDA Clears Software to Notify Specialists When CT Scan Suggests Stroke

(MedPage Today) -- Artificial intelligence jumps ahead of standard review to mobilize team

Researchers study influence of fat storage in the heart on cardiovascular disease

Michael Nelson, assistant professor of kinesiology at The University of Texas at Arlington, has received a new five-year, $3.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the link between fat storage in the heart and cardiovascular disease, as well as the influence of gender on the development of cardiac dysfunction.

Safety of PERC tool validated for very low risk PE rule out in ER

(HealthDay)—For low risk patients with suspected pulmonary embolism (PE), randomization to eight-item PE rule-out criteria (PERC) seems safe, according to a study published in the Feb. 13 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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