Decision model favors left atrial appendage occlusion for stroke prevention in patients at highest risk for bleeding

A decision model found that the relative clinical benefit of left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO) and oral anticoagulants (OAC) in patients with atrial fibrillation depends on the patients’ baseline risks for stroke and bleeding. LAAOs were found to be the preferred strategy in those with the highest bleeding risk. This benefit became less certain with […]

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Unlikely that high cholesterol or statins increase the risk of dementia

Many patients stop taking medication for high cholesterol because they are afraid it may have negative side effects. But the observed association between risk of dementia and high cholesterol, may be caused by your lifestyle. More than 600,000 people in Norway take cholesterol-lowering medicines on prescription. The majority of these drugs are called statins. But […]

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Young mice transfused with blood from old mice became fatigued faster and ran shorter distances

A team of researchers from Korea University College of Medicine, the University of California and the Buck Institute for Research on Aging reports that transfusing young mice with blood from older mice makes them grow fatigued and unable to run long distances. In 2005, a team of researchers at the University of California stitched pairs […]

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