Stroke News Archive

Biomarker Indicates Brain Tissue at Risk for Stroke in Sickle Cell Disease

Biomarker Indicates Brain Tissue at Risk for Stroke in Sickle Cell Disease

Using the infarct heat map, the investigators determined that infarct density was higher in the deep white matter and co-localized with the elevated OEF region in the independent prospective cohort.

Code Stroke System Reduces Post-Stroke Epilepsy Risk in Older Adults

Code Stroke System Reduces Post-Stroke Epilepsy Risk in Older Adults

The adjusted analysis also demonstrated that the code stroke system was associated with a decreased risk for post-stroke epilepsy within 5 years of stroke.

Intensive Blood Pressure Lowering Provides No Mortality Benefit in Acute Intracerebral Hemorrhage

Intensive Blood Pressure Lowering Provides No Mortality Benefit in Acute Intracerebral Hemorrhage

Investigators conducted a meta-analysis of trials that reported functional outcomes and mortality rates among patients with intracerebral hemorrhage following intensive blood pressure lowering.

Predicting Intracerebral Hemorrhage Outcomes With Peak Perihemorrhagic Edema

Predicting Intracerebral Hemorrhage Outcomes With Peak Perihemorrhagic Edema

Further research may be necessary to better understand the pathophysiologic mechanisms involved in perihemorrhagic edema evolution and ICH.

Nurse-Supported Post-Stroke Voiding Program Appears Helpful

Nurse-Supported Post-Stroke Voiding Program Appears Helpful

Stroke survivors report the program helped them regain autonomy and re-establish pattern of micturition.

Ticagrelor and clopidogrel have similar major bleeding rates following thrombolytic therapy

Use of ticagrelor resulted in similar rates of major bleeding compared to clopidogrel in patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction treated with thrombolysis.

Intensive blood pressure control not linked to changes in cerebral perfusion in patients with cerebral small vessel disease

In patients with severe cerebral small vessel disease, a strategy of intensive blood pressure control did not significantly alter whole brain blood flow when compared to standard blood pressure control.

Thrombectomy improves functional outcomes for imaging screened patients 6 to 16 hours after stroke: The DEFUSE 3 trial

Patients presenting with ischemic stroke 6 to 16 hours after they were last known to be well had improved functional outcomes at 90 days if treated with thrombectomy and medical therapy compared to medical therapy alone.

No Reduction in Cerebral Perfusion With Intensive Blood Pressure Lowering

No Reduction in Cerebral Perfusion With Intensive Blood Pressure Lowering

Intensive blood pressure lowering does not reduce cerebral perfusion for patients with severe small vessel disease.

Incidence of Delayed Traumatic Intracranial Hemorrhage Low in Older Adults With Blunt Head Trauma

Incidence of Delayed Traumatic Intracranial Hemorrhage Low in Older Adults With Blunt Head Trauma

Only patients transported via EMS were enrolled, suggesting that these findings are limited to those with more severe blunt head injury vs those who self-present to the emergency department.

Novel Risk Score Evaluates Stroke Risk After Myocardial Infarction

Novel Risk Score Evaluates Stroke Risk After Myocardial Infarction

A new risk score incorporates readily accessible risk factors linked with stroke in patients after myocardial infarction.

Stroke in Women: Risk, Prevention, and Treatment

Stroke in Women: Risk, Prevention, and Treatment

For more details about differences in stroke risk, prevention, and treatment in women, Neurology Advisor spoke with Elisabeth B. Marsh, MD, from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Kristy Yuan, MD, from the University of Pennsylvania.

ADAMTS13 Concentration Predictive of Recanalization Response in Acute Ischemic Stroke

ADAMTS13 Concentration Predictive of Recanalization Response in Acute Ischemic Stroke

Participants with documented arterial occlusion treated with IV tissue plasminogen activator were included in this study.

Predicting Seizure Risk Following Ischemic Stroke With SeLECT Score

Predicting Seizure Risk Following Ischemic Stroke With SeLECT Score

Investigators sought to validate a tool to identify post-stroke seizure risk.

Cerebral Blood Flow Significantly Reduced After Hemodialysis

Cerebral Blood Flow Significantly Reduced After Hemodialysis

In older patients, conventional hemodialysis induces a reduction in cerebral blood flow.

Stroke, ICH Risk Elevated in Seniors With AFib Taking Anticoagulants

Stroke, ICH Risk Elevated in Seniors With AFib Taking Anticoagulants

For patients with CKD and atrial fibrillation, anticoagulants are linked with an increased risk of ischemic stroke.

Use of Antihypertensives During Delivery in Women With Preeclampsia On the Rise

Use of Antihypertensives During Delivery in Women With Preeclampsia On the Rise

Antihypertensive treatments during delivery hospitalizations in women with preeclampsia have increased.

Race May Affect Stroke Risk in Atrial Fibrillation

Race May Affect Stroke Risk in Atrial Fibrillation

Blacks are at an increased risk of developing ischemic stroke, before or after atrial fibrillation diagnosis.

Stroke Risk in Adulthood Associated With Short Stature in Childhood

Stroke Risk in Adulthood Associated With Short Stature in Childhood

Short stature at age 7 to 13 is linked with an increased risk for ischemic stroke in adulthood.

Improved Stroke Survival Outcomes With Antihypertensive Prescription at Discharge

Improved Stroke Survival Outcomes With Antihypertensive Prescription at Discharge

It is possible that many patients who were not prescribed antihypertensive medications at discharge had contraindications to these agents, limiting the findings.

Ischemic Stroke, Myocardial Infarction Both Tied to Lipoproteins, Lipids

Ischemic Stroke, Myocardial Infarction Both Tied to Lipoproteins, Lipids

Lipoproteins and lipids are associated with ischemic stroke and myocardial infarction.

Quality of care for transient ischemic attack and minor stroke vary across country

In this study about quality of care for patients with TIA or minor stroke, there was substantial variation in adherence to guidelines for patients treated at Veteran's Affairs (VA) hospitals across the country.

Preoperatively diagnosed patent foramen ovale linked to increased perioperative stroke risk

A preoperatively diagnosed patent foramen ovale was associated with an increased risk of stroke within 30 days of non-cardiac surgery.

FDA Approves Clinical Decision Support Tool for Stroke

FDA Approves Clinical Decision Support Tool for Stroke

The FDA has granted marketing clearance of the Viz.AI Contact Application, to alert providers of potential stroke in their patients.

Worse Stroke Outcomes in Women, Review Finds

Worse Stroke Outcomes in Women, Review Finds

Women have worse health-related quality of life and more activity limitations after stroke.

FDA Approves Expanded Treatment Window for Clot Retrieval Device in Acute Ischemic Stroke

FDA Approves Expanded Treatment Window for Clot Retrieval Device in Acute Ischemic Stroke

The FDA has expanded the treatment window for a clot retrieval device in certain patients presenting with acute ischemic stroke.

Intracerebral Hemorrhage-Related Hospital Mortality Reduced With Prior NOAC Use

Intracerebral Hemorrhage-Related Hospital Mortality Reduced With Prior NOAC Use

Outcomes in intracerebral hemorrhage are less severe in patients with prior NOAC use.

Stroke, Transient Ischemic Attack Care Quality Varies Significantly

Stroke, Transient Ischemic Attack Care Quality Varies Significantly

Care quality varies across elements of care and facilities for patients with TIA or minor stroke.

Patent Foramen Ovale Linked to Increased Stroke Risk After Non-Cardiac Surgery

Patent Foramen Ovale Linked to Increased Stroke Risk After Non-Cardiac Surgery

For adults undergoing non-cardiac surgery, having a PFO is linked with an increased risk of perioperative ischemic stroke.

Intrathecal Baclofen More Effective Than Oral Antispasmodics for Generalized Poststroke Spasticity

Intrathecal Baclofen More Effective Than Oral Antispasmodics for Generalized Poststroke Spasticity

Effective treatments are needed to address the spastic hypertonia that compromises quality of life for many patients following stroke.

Low-Dose vs Standard-Dose tPA for Neurologic Recovery in Acute Ischemic Stroke

Low-Dose vs Standard-Dose tPA for Neurologic Recovery in Acute Ischemic Stroke

Administration of intravenous tPA is associated with significant improvement in neurologic function following acute ischemic stroke; however, this treatment is associated with increased cost as well as risk for intracranial hemorrhage.

No Clear Benefit for Anticoagulants Over Antiplatelets in Stroke Patients With Cancer

No Clear Benefit for Anticoagulants Over Antiplatelets in Stroke Patients With Cancer

This is the first clinical trial to compare antiplatelet and anticoagulation therapy in patients with cancer and ischemic stroke.

Risk Factors Have Varying Effects on Stroke Pathology

Risk Factors Have Varying Effects on Stroke Pathology

The results confirm that ischemic, hemorrhagic, and subarachnoid stroke have very different etiologies.

Stroke Survivors May Benefit From Following Strict MIND Diet

Stroke Survivors May Benefit From Following Strict MIND Diet

Following the MIND diet is associated with slower rates of cognitive decline in individuals who survived stroke.

General Anesthesia a Viable Sedation Strategy for Thrombectomy in Stroke: Clinician Takeaway

General Anesthesia a Viable Sedation Strategy for Thrombectomy in Stroke: Clinician Takeaway

Although several studies have established the use of endovascular therapy with stent retrievers for selected acute stroke as standard of care, best practices surrounding the best sedation strategy remain unclear.

Just 1 Cigarette Per Day Increases Stroke, Heart Disease Risk

Just 1 Cigarette Per Day Increases Stroke, Heart Disease Risk

There is a significant increased risk of coronary heart disease and stroke linked with smoking just 1 cigarette per day.

Many Stroke Patients Not Receiving Timely Rehabilitation

Many Stroke Patients Not Receiving Timely Rehabilitation

Many stroke patients referred to rehabilitation services, do not actually receive these services.

Stroke Incidence Linked to Number of Renal Cysts

Stroke Incidence Linked to Number of Renal Cysts

Although renal cysts are generally thought of as benign findings, this study points to a possible higher stroke risk in patients with multiple cysts.

Percutaneous patent foramen ovale closure is superior to medical treatment alone in preventing recurrent stroke

Patent foramen ovale closure was superior to medical treatment alone in preventing transient ischemic attack and recurrent stroke.

Thrombectomy between 6 and 24 hours after acute stroke reduces disability: The DAWN trial

Thrombectomy performed between 6 and 24 hours after onset of acute stroke in patients with a mismatch between stroke symptoms and infarct volume results in better disability outcomes compared to standard care alone.

Early Initiation of SSRIs After Stroke May Reduce Neurologic Dysfunction

Early Initiation of SSRIs After Stroke May Reduce Neurologic Dysfunction

The findings suggest that future studies should explore the specific time window in which SSRIs are beneficial.

Updated Ischemic Stroke Guidelines: Expert Takeaways

Updated Ischemic Stroke Guidelines: Expert Takeaways

Under the new ischemic stroke guidelines, the treatment window for thrombectomy has been expanded to up to 24 hours after symptom onset.

Reduced Stroke Risk With Blood Pressure, Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs

Reduced Stroke Risk With Blood Pressure, Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs

Fixed-dose candesartan plus hydrochlorothiazide and rosuvstatin reduced first stroke in patients at intermediate risk for cardiovascular disease.

Recurrent Ischemic Stroke Risk Associated With Sleep Apnea

Recurrent Ischemic Stroke Risk Associated With Sleep Apnea

In this population-based study, researchers found that Mexican Americans had a greater risk for recurrent stroke and death than non-Hispanic whites.

Spontaneous Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Incidence Up in Pregnant Women

Spontaneous Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Incidence Up in Pregnant Women

Researchers have observed an upward trend in the incidence of pregnancy-related spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage.

Stroke Treatment Times May Be Reduced With Pharmacist Involvement

Stroke Treatment Times May Be Reduced With Pharmacist Involvement

A significantly shorter door-to-needle time is associated with the presence of a pharmacist at bedside during acute ischemic stroke.

Intracranial Atherosclerotic Disease May Coexist With Stroke Risk Factors

Intracranial Atherosclerotic Disease May Coexist With Stroke Risk Factors

Screening for coexisting diseases may help identify high-risk patients with intracranial atherosclerotic disease.

Stroke Risk in AFib Better Predicted With Delta CHA2DS2-VASc Score

Stroke Risk in AFib Better Predicted With Delta CHA2DS2-VASc Score

CHA2DS2-VASc score assessment is more predictive of ischemic stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation than the baseline score.

Recurrent Stroke Risk Reduced With Patent Foramen Ovale Closure

Recurrent Stroke Risk Reduced With Patent Foramen Ovale Closure

In adults with PFO, percutaneous and transcatheter PFO closure prevent recurrent stroke.

Electrostimulation Plus Task Training Improves Upper Limb Function After Stroke

Electrostimulation Plus Task Training Improves Upper Limb Function After Stroke

Patients who received adjunctive electrostimulation and task-oriented training had greater improvement than patients who received standard rehabilitation.

Recall Issued for Clopidogrel Bottles

Recall Issued for Clopidogrel Bottles

Clopidogrel tablets were recalled by International Laboratories due to bottle mislabeling.

Predicting Post-Stroke Discharge Destination With Outcome Scores

Predicting Post-Stroke Discharge Destination With Outcome Scores

Outcome measure scores strongly predict discharge destination after acute, subacute stroke

PPAR-γ Agonists May Have Benefits for Reducing Recurrent Stroke Risk

PPAR-γ Agonists May Have Benefits for Reducing Recurrent Stroke Risk

Higher-quality randomized controlled trials are needed in order to better assess the benefits of PPAR-γ agonists in recurrent stroke risk.

Carotid Artery Stenting Rates Continue to Rise Among Elderly

Carotid Artery Stenting Rates Continue to Rise Among Elderly

There was a significant increase in carotid artery stenting from the pre- to post-CREST period.

Subcortical Microinfarcts Associated With Decreased Blood Pressure in Elderly

Subcortical Microinfarcts Associated With Decreased Blood Pressure in Elderly

Greater yearly declines in systolic and diastolic blood pressure were noted in individuals with subcortical microinfarcts.

Beat-to-Beat Blood Pressure Variability Predicts Recurrent Stroke, Cardiovascular Events

Beat-to-Beat Blood Pressure Variability Predicts Recurrent Stroke, Cardiovascular Events

Day-to-day BPV was not as strongly associated with risk for stroke, but was comparably associated with the risk for cardiovascular events.

Stroke Neurocognitive Outcomes Improved With Gingko Biloba Extract

Stroke Neurocognitive Outcomes Improved With Gingko Biloba Extract

Ginkgo biloba extract along with aspirin alleviates cognitive deficits in acute ischemic stroke.

Reduced Stroke Risk With Hormone Therapy Initiated Soon After Menopause Onset

Reduced Stroke Risk With Hormone Therapy Initiated Soon After Menopause Onset

Hormone therapy for up to 5 years following onset of menopause was found to be associated with a decreased risk for ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke.

Apixaban Not Superior to Warfarin for Reducing Stroke Risk in Atrial Fibrillation

Apixaban Not Superior to Warfarin for Reducing Stroke Risk in Atrial Fibrillation

Although there was little difference in efficacy, apixaban did have a better safety profile than warfarin, dabigatran, and rivaroxaban.

Reducing Stroke Risk in Women With Migraine Receiving Hormonal Contraceptives: Consensus Statement

Reducing Stroke Risk in Women With Migraine Receiving Hormonal Contraceptives: Consensus Statement

Women with migraine should avoid high-risk products such as combined oral HCs consisting of >35μg ethinylestradiol.

Use of Antithrombotics in Atrial Fibrillation: Updated Recommendations

Use of Antithrombotics in Atrial Fibrillation: Updated Recommendations

Updated antithrombotic therapy recommendations for patients with atrial fibrillation have been provided.

Identifying Risk of Stroke Following Traumatic Injury

Identifying Risk of Stroke Following Traumatic Injury

Investigators sought to assess the risk of ischemic stroke after a traumatic injury in patients <50 years of age.

Expert Consensus: Managing Bleeding in Patients Taking Oral Anticoagulants

Expert Consensus: Managing Bleeding in Patients Taking Oral Anticoagulants

The ACC released a new concensus on guiding clinicians in managing acute bleeding for patients treated with OACs.

Atrial Tachyarrhythmia Linked to Increased Stroke Risk

Atrial Tachyarrhythmia Linked to Increased Stroke Risk

Older age and premature atrial contractions were independent predictors for stroke risk in patients who had CHA2DS2-VASc scores of 0 or 1.

Higher Stroke Risk Associated With Estrogen Contraceptives in Women With Migraine

Higher Stroke Risk Associated With Estrogen Contraceptives in Women With Migraine

A systematic review aimed to validate whether stroke risk is increased in women taking estrogen-containing contraceptives who have a history of migraine.

Understanding Poststroke Depression: Risk Factors and Treatment

Understanding Poststroke Depression: Risk Factors and Treatment

Depression is one of the most commonly reported complications resulting from stroke.

Induced Hypertension Does Not Improve Outcomes in Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, Cerebral Ischemia

Induced Hypertension Does Not Improve Outcomes in Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, Cerebral Ischemia

The investigators halted the trial prematurely due to slow recruitment and a lack of treatment efficacy in overall cerebral perfusions.

Evolocumab FDA Approved for Stroke Prevention in Cardiovascular Disease

Evolocumab FDA Approved for Stroke Prevention in Cardiovascular Disease

The FDA has approved evolocumab in adults with CVD for the prevention of heart attacks, strokes, and coronary revascularizations.

Single AbobotulinumtoxinA Injections Safely Reduces Muscle Tone in Chronic Hemiparesis

Single AbobotulinumtoxinA Injections Safely Reduces Muscle Tone in Chronic Hemiparesis

A double-blind study evaluated whether repeated single abobotulinumtoxinA injections administered over a year reduces spastic muscle tone in patients with chronic hemiparesis.

Ablation Reduces Risk of Recurrent Stroke in Atrial Fibrillation

Ablation Reduces Risk of Recurrent Stroke in Atrial Fibrillation

Ablation is associated with reduced risk of recurrent stroke for patients with artrial fibrillation.

Virtual Reality As Effective As Standard Training for Post-Stroke Rehabilitation

Virtual Reality As Effective As Standard Training for Post-Stroke Rehabilitation

After stroke, virtual reality training may be as effective for upper extremity rehabilitation as standard care.

Stroke Associated With Long-Term Brain Effects, Accelerated Functional Decline

Stroke Associated With Long-Term Brain Effects, Accelerated Functional Decline

The effects of ischemic stroke on disability trajectories over an extended period of time were examined.

Hypertension Guidelines Updated by AHA/ACA

Hypertension Guidelines Updated by AHA/ACA

The new guidelines for the diagnostic threshold for stage 1 hypertension were lowered from 140/90 to 130/80.

Bone Mineral Density Associated With Intracranial Aneurysm Presence, Size

Bone Mineral Density Associated With Intracranial Aneurysm Presence, Size

Patients with the lowest bone mineral density had the largest aneurysm size.

Cardiac Index Affects Cerebral Blood Flow Irrespective of CVD

Cardiac Index Affects Cerebral Blood Flow Irrespective of CVD

In older adults, lower cardiac index is linked to lower cerebral blood blow in the temporal lobe.

Thrombectomy Recommended in Stroke Patients With Mismatched Deficit, Infarct Volume

Thrombectomy Recommended in Stroke Patients With Mismatched Deficit, Infarct Volume

Thrombectomy plus standard care is better for patients with acute stroke.

Coffee Consumption May Decrease Stroke Risk

Coffee Consumption May Decrease Stroke Risk

In addition to known risk factors such as blood pressure, age, and cholesterol, coffee and red meat intake were important predictors of heart failure and stroke.

Stroke Risk Reduced With Declining Total Homocysteine Levels

Stroke Risk Reduced With Declining Total Homocysteine Levels

Patients at risk of stroke may benefit from the total homocysteine-lowering effects of folic acid supplementation.

Stroke Risk Predicted by Dietary Sodium:Potassium Ratio

Stroke Risk Predicted by Dietary Sodium:Potassium Ratio

The findings highlight the importance of considering dietary intake as a whole, rather than examining micronutrients on an individual basis.

No Clear Benefit for Early Statin Therapy in Acute Ischemic Stroke

No Clear Benefit for Early Statin Therapy in Acute Ischemic Stroke

Patients enrolled in this study had strokes that were mild in severity, reducing the generalizability of these findings to the broader population.

Race Affects Risk for Intracranial Atherosclerotic Disease

Race Affects Risk for Intracranial Atherosclerotic Disease

There is a higher prevalence of multiple intracranial atherosclerotic plaques in black men.

Combination Treatment Reduces Ischemic Stroke Risk in Acute Coronary Syndrome

Combination Treatment Reduces Ischemic Stroke Risk in Acute Coronary Syndrome

Patients who experience acute coronary syndrome are at greater risk of recurrent ischemic events, including stroke.

Reperfused Penumbral Volume Predicts Outcomes in Acute Ischemic Stroke

Reperfused Penumbral Volume Predicts Outcomes in Acute Ischemic Stroke

All patients included in the study underwent a MRI or multimodal CT approximately 24 hours after onset of stroke.

Infective Endocarditis: Best Practices for Treating Neurologic Complications

Infective Endocarditis: Best Practices for Treating Neurologic Complications

Ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes are a common complication of infective endocarditis, but guidance on intervention is varied.

Ischemic Stroke Risk Increased With Protein Pump Inhibitor Use

Ischemic Stroke Risk Increased With Protein Pump Inhibitor Use

Long-term, high-dose usage of PPIs increases the risk of first-time ischemic stroke and myocardial infarction.

Similar Bleeding Risk for Direct Oral Anticoagulant vs Warfarin in Venous Thromboembolism

Similar Bleeding Risk for Direct Oral Anticoagulant vs Warfarin in Venous Thromboembolism

Direct oral anticoagulant use is not linked with an increase in major bleeding in patients with VTE.

Key Metrics for Defining Optimal Brain Health in Adults: AHA/ASA Guidance

Key Metrics for Defining Optimal Brain Health in Adults: AHA/ASA Guidance

The American Heart and American Stroke Associations have developed an outline focused on the impact of cognitive impairment on public health, and the maintenance and definition of optimal brain health.

Prevalence of Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Stroke on the Rise

Prevalence of Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Stroke on the Rise

While the increase in cardiovascular risk factors is at least partially due to the obesity epidemic, the researchers believe the increase is multifactorial.

ENCHANTED Update: No Role for Low-Dose Alteplase After All?

ENCHANTED Update: No Role for Low-Dose Alteplase After All?

Results from a secondary analysis of the ENCHANTED trial add to a pile of weak data that likely will not affect clinical practice.

Trial Update: Bariatric Surgery vs Dietary Program for Tx of Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension

Trial Update: Bariatric Surgery vs Dietary Program for Tx of Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension

The trial, sponsored by the University of Birmingham, is currently recruiting participants.

Stroke Severity, Collateral Blood Flow Indicate ASPECTS Decay

Stroke Severity, Collateral Blood Flow Indicate ASPECTS Decay

Significant infarct progression can make patients ineligible for mechanical thrombectomy.

Risk Prediction Models for Bleeding Events in Afib Have Modest Success

Risk Prediction Models for Bleeding Events in Afib Have Modest Success

Risk scores help identify high-risk patients who may benefit from intervention.

Atrial Fibrillation Associated With Cognitive Decline

Atrial Fibrillation Associated With Cognitive Decline

Mechanisms including silent cerebral infarct, microemboli, microbleedings, and cerebral hypoperfusion may be responsible for the link between atrial fibrillation and cognitive decline.

After Stroke, High-Intensity Statin Therapy Linked to Fewer Adverse Events

After Stroke, High-Intensity Statin Therapy Linked to Fewer Adverse Events

The findings support the continuation of high-intensity statin therapy after acute ischemic stroke.

High-Risk Stroke Patients With Insulin Resistance Benefit More From Pioglitazone

High-Risk Stroke Patients With Insulin Resistance Benefit More From Pioglitazone

Insulin-resistant patients with ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack and a high risk of myocardial infarction or recurrent stroke are more likely to derive benefit from pioglitazone than those a lower risk.

Personalized Warfarin Dosing Reduces Risk of Adverse Events

Personalized Warfarin Dosing Reduces Risk of Adverse Events

There is a reduced risk of adverse events associated with genotype-guided warfarin dosing.

Cardiovascular Risk Increases With Discontinuation of Low-Dose Aspirin

Cardiovascular Risk Increases With Discontinuation of Low-Dose Aspirin

For long-term low-dose aspirin users, there is a 30% increased risk of CVD events with discontinuation of aspirin.

Stroke Outcomes Not Improved With Low-Dose Oxygen

Stroke Outcomes Not Improved With Low-Dose Oxygen

Low-dose oxygen use does not reduce death or disability at 3 months among patients with acute stroke.

Thromboembolic Events Most Frequent Mechanism in Postoperative Ischemic Stroke

Thromboembolic Events Most Frequent Mechanism in Postoperative Ischemic Stroke

A better understanding of characteristics of cerebral lesions may help expedite treatment and improve functional outcomes.

Incidence of Seizures and Epilepsy High in Ischemic Stroke

Incidence of Seizures and Epilepsy High in Ischemic Stroke

Newer antiepileptic drugs were associated with fewer adverse effects in patients with ischemic stroke.

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