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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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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.

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