FDA approves new fish-oil medication for stroke prevention

The FDA has approved a new type of medication for the prevention of stroke and cardiovascular disease in selected patients with high triglyceride levels. These patients are usually treated with a type of drug known as a statin. Vascepa, the newly approved medication, is the first new type of drug to to reduce cardiovascular risk … Read more…

New Blood Pressure Guideline Impacts Stroke Prevention

Last month, the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association released a new guideline for the prevention, detection, evaluation and management of high blood pressure in adults. This is the first comprehensive update since 2003. The most important points for the public are new thresholds for starting treatment with medications, and new levels … Read more…