Medical News

FDA Approval of PFO Occlusion Device to Prevent Recurrent Stroke

The Amplatzer device received approval, but cautious use is advised.

Guideline Watch

New Guidelines for Evaluation and Treatment of Unruptured Aneurysms

An update from 2000 includes evidence on coiling versus clipping.

Updated Guidelines for Treating Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage

These AHA/ASA guidelines emphasize the importance of early, aggressive treatment in saving lives when ICH occurs.

In Practice

Changing Health Care — Reflections from Across the Pond Free

The high cost of American care looks even higher to blogger Megan Tetlow from her current vantage point — as a visiting PA in England. Read her story in this week's In Practice blog post.