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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

Leaving Against Medical Advice (AMA): A Clinician’s Dilemma Free

Blogger and physician assistant Alexandra Godfrey considers AMA — what it means, who does it, why does it occur, and how to prevent it — in this week's In Practice blog.