Investigators identify clinical and neuroimaging markers associated with the presence of cortical superficial siderosis and the risk for recurrent ICH.
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 occurs in one in eight ambulance-transported patients with acute cerebrovascular disease.
Even with thorough testing, declaring a patent foramen ovale as the most likely culprit responsible for a cryptogenic stroke remains a challenge.
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 antiplatelets recommended over antiplatelet therapy alone for patients younger than 60.
More adhesive-type interactions were observed between the thrombus and stent-retriever after thrombectomy in patients with acute ischemic stroke.
World Trade Center-related PTSD is a risk factor for myocardial infarction and stroke among workers involved in cleaning up the debris.
An inverse relationship was discovered between rising cholesterol levels and decreased risk for intracerebral hemorrhage in new statin users.
Stroke rates are lower at 30 days and five years after percutaneous coronary intervention than after coronary artery bypass grafting.
Contrast-enhanced transcranial Doppler sonography is a useful noninvasive bedside technique for detecting PFOs among elderly patients with TIA or nondisabling stroke.
Investigators assessed the impact of conscious sedation on outcomes in patients undergoing intra-arterial treatment for acute ischemic stroke.
Apixaban seems to be the safest direct oral anticoagulant compared with warfarin.
Multivitamin/mineral supplementation seems not to be associated with cardiovascular disease outcomes.
Transfeminine individuals have increased rates of VTE compared with cisgender men and cisgender women, with more pronounced differences for those initiating hormone therapy.
The prospective study was performed in patients ≥16 years of age with community-acquired bacterial meningitis.
For patients who experienced a TIA or minor stroke, the rate of a composite of stroke, acute coronary syndrome, or death from cardiovascular causes is 12.9 percent at five years.
A team of investigators sought to assess the efficacy and safety of cilostazol vs aspirin, both with and without probucol, a cholesterol-lowering agent, in Asian patients with ischemic stroke.
Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound Timing Critical for Beneficial Outcomes Following Stroke ThrombolysisJuly 11, 2018
A team of investigators sought to assess whether the use of diagnostic transcranial Doppler ultrasound may delay initiation of intravenous thrombolysis in patients experiencing acute stroke.
A retrospective cohort study was conducted to assess the effect of surgical left atrial appendage occlusion on risk for readmission due to thromboembolism in older patients.
Investigators assessed the presence of cerebral microbleeds as a biomarker for identifying patients at increased risk for intracranial hemorrhage as a result of anticoagulation for atrial fibrillation.
Data from large Phase 3 studies showed that treatment with rivaroxaban was found to be safe and effective in older patients.
Investigators retrospectively reviewed treatment patterns and long-term outcomes in 30,626 patients with ischemic stroke and AF who had these data recorded in 4 Danish healthcare registries.
Patients with intracerebral hemorrhage who were admitted to acute stroke units were randomly assigned to either 1 gram intravenous tranexamic acid followed by an 8-hour infusion of 1 gram tranexamic acid or matched placebo.
At 90-day follow-up, the data and safety monitoring board halted the trial after it found that approximately 84% of patients had experienced both a lower risk and higher risk for major ischemic events and major hemorrhage compared with aspirin only, respectively.
During a median follow-up period of 11 months, a total of 172 and 160 patients in the rivaroxaban and aspirin groups, respectively, experienced a recurrent stroke of any type or a systemic embolism.
Approximately half of composite outcome events and up to half of the stroke events occurred during the second through fifth years of the analysis.
Lack of superiority of rivaroxaban for secondary prevention of embolic stroke of undetermined sourceJune 19, 2018
At a median follow-up of eleven months, rivaroxaban was not superior to aspirin for prevention of secondary stroke after an initial primary embolic stroke of undetermined source.
Investigators conducted 2 retrospective cohort studies to determine whether patients with resolved AF were at an increased risk for stroke or TIA and all-cause mortality compared with matched controls with unresolved AF.
Roche is expected to launch the CoaguChek Vantus system, the first Bluetooth-enabled, self-testing device for coagulation monitoring, this summer.
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