Stroke

Establishing Clinical Trail End Points for Neurologic Injury in Cardiac Procedures

Establishing Clinical Trail End Points for Neurologic Injury in Cardiac Procedures

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Standardized definitions were proposed for stroke, hypoxic-ischemic injury, and cerebral hemorrhage.

Heart Failure, AFib May Precede Mild Alzheimer's Disease

Heart Failure, AFib May Precede Mild Alzheimer's Disease

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Early intervention in patients with heart failure or atrial fibrillation may help delay or prevent the onset of mild dementia.

Antiplatelet Pretreatment Linked to Intracranial Hemorrhage Mortality

Antiplatelet Pretreatment Linked to Intracranial Hemorrhage Mortality

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Patients receiving treatment with vitamin K antagonists (VKA) or antiplatelet agents face a significantly increased risk of mortality within 24 hours of intracranial hemorrhage.

Location of Childhood Arterial Ischemic Stroke Influences Recurrence

Location of Childhood Arterial Ischemic Stroke Influences Recurrence

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The difference in rate of recurrence of PCAIS may have to do with a difference in mechanism compared with ACAIS.

Predicting Ischemic Stroke Outcomes With Advanced Imaging

Predicting Ischemic Stroke Outcomes With Advanced Imaging

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Use of advanced imaging may help predict which patients will have an optimal response to treatment with intravenous tissue plasminogen activator.

Stroke May Be the First Sign of Atrial Fibrillation

Stroke May Be the First Sign of Atrial Fibrillation

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It is not clear if identifying atrial fibrillation in an effort to prevent stroke would be an effective preventive strategy.

Neonatal Hemorrhagic Stroke: Prevalence and Outcomes

Neonatal Hemorrhagic Stroke: Prevalence and Outcomes

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Despite being more common than thought, many cases of neonatal hemorrhagic stroke remain idiopathic.

Hormonal Contraceptive Use Linked to Stroke in Migraine With Aura

Hormonal Contraceptive Use Linked to Stroke in Migraine With Aura

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The use of combined hormonal contraceptives significantly increases the risk of ischemic stroke in women with migraine with aura but not in women with migraine without aura.

Perioperative Stroke Risk High in Patients With Migraine

Perioperative Stroke Risk High in Patients With Migraine

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Migraine affects approximately 20% of the general population and is associated with an increased risk for ischemic stroke.

Insulin-Controlled Diabetes Linked to Increased Stroke Risk in AFib

Insulin-Controlled Diabetes Linked to Increased Stroke Risk in AFib

The increased risk of stroke was only observed among patients with diabetes controlled by insulin.

New Policy for Using Telemedicine in Stroke, Cardiovascular Care

New Policy for Using Telemedicine in Stroke, Cardiovascular Care

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Using telestroke to evaluate patients with acute ischemic stroke eligible for thrombolysis provided access to acute stroke care in underserved areas.

Nordic Diet Linked to Reduced Risk of Stroke

Nordic Diet Linked to Reduced Risk of Stroke

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A significant inverse trend was observed between the Healthy Nordic Food Index and risk of stroke.

Amygdala Activity Linked to Cardiovascular Events

Amygdala Activity Linked to Cardiovascular Events

Patients with elevated levels of activity in the amygdala were at higher risk for cardiovascular events.

No Benefit for IV tPA Before Mechanical Thrombectomy in Ischemic Stroke

No Benefit for IV tPA Before Mechanical Thrombectomy in Ischemic Stroke

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Intravenous thrombolysis prior to mechanical thrombectomy did not benefit patients with acute ischemic stroke due to a large vessel occlusion.

Continued Warfarin Therapy Helps Prevent Stroke After Dementia Dx

Continued Warfarin Therapy Helps Prevent Stroke After Dementia Dx

Warfarin protected against ischemic stroke, major bleeding, and all-cause mortality in patients who continued to take the drug after dementia diagnosis.

Oral Bacteria May Cause Cerebral Microbleeds, Stroke

Oral Bacteria May Cause Cerebral Microbleeds, Stroke

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Streptococcus mutans may raise the risk of cerebral microbleeds and stroke.

SSRI Use Tied to Risk of Intracranial Hemorrhage

SSRI Use Tied to Risk of Intracranial Hemorrhage

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Concomitant use of oral anticoagulants contributed to a significantly higher increased risk for ICH.

Increased Stroke Risk Following Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Increased Stroke Risk Following Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Risk of stroke is greatest in the first 2 days after the intervention, then gradually decreases.

Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation Associated With Strokes in Elderly

Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation Associated With Strokes in Elderly

At 1 year, no difference in complications was observed between the 2 age groups.

Stroke Recurrence Risk Low After Atrial Fibrillation Ablation

Stroke Recurrence Risk Low After Atrial Fibrillation Ablation

Twelve months after AFib ablation, risk of recurrent stroke or AFib is low.

VIDEO: Identifying Risk Factors for Post-Stroke Epilepsy

VIDEO: Identifying Risk Factors for Post-Stroke Epilepsy

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Beate Diehl, MD, PhD, FRCP, discusses her research on post-stroke epilepsy.

A Novel Risk Score for Seizures After Stroke

A Novel Risk Score for Seizures After Stroke

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The triple-validated SeLECT score may help identify patients suited for antiepileptic drug trials.

Age, Lesion Volume Influence Epilepsy Risk After Stroke

Age, Lesion Volume Influence Epilepsy Risk After Stroke

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Patients with lesions in the left basal ganglia were more likely to have post-stroke epilepsy.

Migraine History May Double Stroke Risk in Women

Migraine History May Double Stroke Risk in Women

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Women with a history of migraine headache had a more than 2-fold increased risk of stroke over a 6-year follow-up period.

Pushing the Limits of Endovascular Therapy for Acute Ischemic Stroke

Pushing the Limits of Endovascular Therapy for Acute Ischemic Stroke

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Recent research found benefits in outcome outweighed any increase in hemorrhagic complications in patients with large infarcts.

CT Scans May Help Identify Stroke

CT Scans May Help Identify Stroke

CT scans may guide the decision to use thrombolysis in patients with unknown time of stroke onset.

Competing Risks Impact Warfarin's Effect on Thromboembolism Risk

Competing Risks Impact Warfarin's Effect on Thromboembolism Risk

Warfarin-linked reduction in VTEis attenuated after accounting for competing death events.

Many AFib Patients Not Taking Oral Anticoagulants Despite Stroke Risk

Many AFib Patients Not Taking Oral Anticoagulants Despite Stroke Risk

Only 46% of patients with indications received OACs at discharge from the hospital.

Effect of Antihypertensives, Statins on Cognitive Decline Uncertain

Effect of Antihypertensives, Statins on Cognitive Decline Uncertain

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The effect of antihypertensive drugs and stains on cognition is uncertain.

Many AFib Patients Unaware of Stroke Risk

Many AFib Patients Unaware of Stroke Risk

32.1% believed that heart attack is a major risk factor of AF, which is incorrect.

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