Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disorders

MPR Weekly Dose Podcast 69

An FDA warning to pharma company regarding their promo material; Entresto’s approval is expanded; There’s approvals in homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy; And a migraine device is OK’d for teens.

Risk of Stroke, MI Up After Shingles Diagnosis

Stroke risk appears to more than double in the first week following a shingles diagnosis, with myocardial infarction (MI) risk also climbing, though not by quite as much, according to research published online in PLOS Medicine.