Arthritis for Doctors

Black Medicare patients with ischemic stroke die at a higher rate than white patients

A long-term look at Medicare patients shows that Black patients who have an ischemic stroke (blocked blood flow to the brain) die at a higher rate than white patients, even after accounting for preexisting health conditions, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2021.

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Mobile stroke units report financial difficulties due to limited reimbursement from insurers

Ambulances with specialized staff and equipment to provide rapid stroke treatment report financial difficulties due to limited reimbursement from health care insurers, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2021.

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Research finds disparities in stroke severity and care among Black and Hispanic women

Black and Hispanic women ages 65-74 years old hospitalized with stroke had more severe strokes than their white counterparts, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Stroke Association International Stroke Conference 2021.

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Triglyceride-lowering medication may lower stroke risk in people with heart disease

Taking the triglyceride-lowering medication icosapent ethyl cut the risk of stroke by an additional 36% in people at increased risk of cardiovascular disease who already have their bad cholesterol levels under control using statin medications, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2021.

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Healthy Diet Index facilitates the assessment of diet quality

The Healthy Diet Index developed by Finnish nutrition experts facilitates the assessment of diet quality. Its effectiveness was demonstrated in a recently published study.

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