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Patent Foramen Ovale Closure for Stroke Prevention: Key Principles for Clinical Practice

Patent Foramen Ovale Closure for Stroke Prevention: Key Principles for Clinical Practice

Even with thorough testing, declaring a patent foramen ovale as the most likely culprit responsible for a cryptogenic stroke remains a challenge.

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Clinical, Radiologic Markers Predictive of Cortical Superficial Siderosis in ICH Identified

Clinical, Radiologic Markers Predictive of Cortical Superficial Siderosis in ICH Identified

Investigators identify clinical and neuroimaging markers associated with the presence of cortical superficial siderosis and the risk for recurrent ICH.

Increase in Hypertensive Stroke Survivors After Implementation of New Hypertension Guidelines

Increase in Hypertensive Stroke Survivors After Implementation of New Hypertension Guidelines

Investigators assessed the number of stroke survivors in the US taking antihypertensive medications to treat high blood pressure according to the 2017 ACC/AHA guidelines.

Ultra-Early Neurological Deterioration Common in Stroke

Ultra-Early Neurological Deterioration Common in Stroke

Ultra-early neurological deterioration occurs in one in eight ambulance-transported patients with acute cerebrovascular disease.

Patent Foramen Ovale Closure for Stroke Prevention: Key Principles for Clinical Practice

Patent Foramen Ovale Closure for Stroke Prevention: Key Principles for Clinical Practice

Even with thorough testing, declaring a patent foramen ovale as the most likely culprit responsible for a cryptogenic stroke remains a challenge.

High-Sensitivity Blood Test May Help Rule Out Intracranial Injury

High-Sensitivity Blood Test May Help Rule Out Intracranial Injury

A combined test of ubiquitin C-terminal hydrolase-L1 and glial fibrillary acidic protein assay results has high sensitivity for detection of intracranial injury among patients with TBI.

PFO Closure Plus Antiplatelet Tx Advised for Cryptogenic Stroke

PFO Closure Plus Antiplatelet Tx Advised for Cryptogenic Stroke

PFO closure plus antiplatelets recommended over antiplatelet therapy alone for patients younger than 60.

Adhesive Interaction Between Thrombus and Stent Retriever Predominate in Ischemic Stroke

Adhesive Interaction Between Thrombus and Stent Retriever Predominate in Ischemic Stroke

More adhesive-type interactions were observed between the thrombus and stent-retriever after thrombectomy in patients with acute ischemic stroke.

Intracerebral Hemorrhage Risk Decreased With Increasing Cholesterol, Statin Use

Intracerebral Hemorrhage Risk Decreased With Increasing Cholesterol, Statin Use

An inverse relationship was discovered between rising cholesterol levels and decreased risk for intracerebral hemorrhage in new statin users.

World Trade Center-Related PTSD May Up Risk for Stroke, MI in Clean-Up Crew

World Trade Center-Related PTSD May Up Risk for Stroke, MI in Clean-Up Crew

World Trade Center-related PTSD is a risk factor for myocardial infarction and stroke among workers involved in cleaning up the debris.

Five-Year Stroke Rates Lower After PCI Versus CABG

Five-Year Stroke Rates Lower After PCI Versus CABG

Stroke rates are lower at 30 days and five years after percutaneous coronary intervention than after coronary artery bypass grafting.

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