#Thyroid Hormone Therapy and Incident #Stroke

Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability and there is a need to identify modifiable risk factors. ObjectiveDetermine the relationship between thyroid hormone treatment intensity and incidence of atrial fibrillation and stroke. DesignRetrospective cohort study using data from the Veterans Health Administration between 2004 and 2017, with a median follow-up of 59 months. …

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Effect of #bariatric surgery on ischemic #stroke risk

Bariatric surgery has demonstrated improvements in cardiovascular health. The effect on ischemic stroke risk remains unclear. The goal of this study was to compare the risk of stroke among bariatric surgery patients versus controls. MethodsUsing Mariner, a national all-payer claims database, we identified patients with BMI > 40, or BMI > 35 with qualifying comorbidities …

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