Clinical Edge

Summaries of Must-Read Clinical Literature, Guidelines, and FDA Actions

MI, strokes spike during 30 days after cancer diagnosis

Key clinical point: Arterial thromboembolic events are especially common during the 30 days following a cancer diagnosis.

Major finding: The 30-day rate of MI or stroke after cancer diagnosis was 480% higher than in those without cancer.

Study details: A review of prospectively collected data from 4,175 people in the REGARDS study.

Disclosures: REGARDS has received no commercial funding. Dr. Navi reported no disclosures.


Navi BB et al. Stroke. 2019 Feb;50(Suppl_1): Abstract WMP53.

This Week's Must Reads

Risk Factors for Suicidality in Huntington Disease, Neurology; ePub 2019 Mar 8; McGarry, et al

Socioeconomic Disparities in US Stroke Survivors, Stroke; ePub 2019 Mar 11; Elfassy, Grasset, et al

Treating Stroke Patients with tPA via Telemedicine, Stroke; ePub 2019 Mar 11; Wysocki, et al

Can a Modified Ketogenic Diet Reduce Seizures?, Epilepsy Behav; ePub 2019 Mar 10; Roehl, et al

No Association Between Self-Reported TBI and AD, Alzheimers Dement; ePub 2019 Mar 6; Sugarman, et al