New research finds that a recent revision in national guidelines for treating high blood pressure in people 60 and older could put this population at greater stroke risk. The increased stroke risk is even more pronounced among Hispanics and blacks, the research showed. Those are the findings of a new study in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension, led by Ralph L. Sacco, M.D., M.S.
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The University of Miami Division of Continuing Medical Education and the Miller School of Medicine Department of Neurology will host the Neurology Update & Stroke Intensive 2016 conference, January 28-30 at the Alexander Hotel on Miami Beach.
A University of Miami Miller School of Medicine research team is launching a new study to examine the risk of atrial fibrillation — an irregular, rapid heartbeat — in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. Both conditions increase the risk of a serious stroke, according to Seemant Chaturvedi, M.D., professor of clinical neurology and Vice Chair for VA Programs in the Department of Neurology.