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Ischemic Preconditioning: Exploring the Potential to Reduce the Impact of Stroke

Ischemic Preconditioning: Exploring the Potential to Reduce the Impact of Stroke

Brief periods of oxygen deprivation to the brain have been shown to provide neuroprotective effects that reduce stroke infarct size and improve recovery times.

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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.

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