Duration of Diabetes Raises Stroke Risk

Diabetes at baseline and duration of diabetes both significantly increased the risk of an ischemic stroke, according to a longitudinal study. Having diabetes for 10 years or more tripled the risk of an ischemic stroke in this racially and ethnically diverse population.

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Medical News: Death Rate High Long After VTE – in Cardiovascular, Venous Thrombosis from MedPage Today

The risk of death for patients with thrombosis was highest in the first year after the event, with a hazard ratio of 14.4 95% CI 7.1 to 29.2, according to Frits R. Rosendaal, MD, PhD, and colleagues from Leiden University in the Netherlands.But the risk remained elevated eight years later HR 3.8, 95% CI 0.5 to 30.8, the researchers reported in PLoS Medicine.

“Remarkably,” the mortality rate was five times higher among patients with malignancy and thrombosis than among those who had a malignancy without thrombosis (SMR 5.5, 95% CI 5 to 6.1), the researchers observed.

via Medical News: Death Rate High Long After VTE – in Cardiovascular, Venous Thrombosis from MedPage Today.