Stroke

Patent Foramen Ovale Closure Reduces Stroke Risk in Patients With Inherited Thrombophilias

Patent Foramen Ovale Closure Reduces Stroke Risk in Patients With Inherited Thrombophilias

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Patients with inherited thrombophilias who did not undergo patent foramen ovale closure faced a significantly increased risk of stroke.

Many A-Fib Patients Not Getting Appropriate Anticoagulation Therapy

Many A-Fib Patients Not Getting Appropriate Anticoagulation Therapy

More than 80% of ischemic stroke patients weren't getting adequate anticoagulation therapy.

Migraine Linked to Ischemic Stroke Via Cervical Artery Dissection

Migraine Linked to Ischemic Stroke Via Cervical Artery Dissection

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Up to 20% of stroke cases in young adults occur in those with cervical artery dissection, the leading cause of stroke in this population.

Prestroke CHA2DS2-VASc Score Predicts Stroke Severity, Outcomes

Prestroke CHA2DS2-VASc Score Predicts Stroke Severity, Outcomes

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Clinicians should closely monitor patients with atrial fibrillation, especially if they are female and of increasing age.

Intensive Antiplatelet Therapy and Risk of Recurrent Stroke

Intensive Antiplatelet Therapy and Risk of Recurrent Stroke

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Efficacy of triple antiplatelet therapy compared with current guideline-based therapy for the prevention of recurrent stroke was evaluated in the TARDIS trial.

Increased Use of Antithrombotics Driving Subdural Hematoma Prevalence

Increased Use of Antithrombotics Driving Subdural Hematoma Prevalence

The increase in usage of antithrombotics, especially vitamin K antagonists, has been linked to an increase in prevalence of subdural hematomas.

Vagus Nerve Stimulation May Improve Stroke Recovery

Vagus Nerve Stimulation May Improve Stroke Recovery

More patients receiving VNS experienced enhanced arm movement over a 90-day period.

Oral Anticoagulation After ICH: Risks and Outcomes

Oral Anticoagulation After ICH: Risks and Outcomes

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Restarting anticoagulation after both nonlobar and lobar ICH was associated with decreased mortality.

Is There Gender Bias in Stroke Care?

Is There Gender Bias in Stroke Care?

Men were more likely than women to be treated with IV tPA within 30 minutes of arrival at a hospital.

Medical Complications After ICH: Changes in the Last Decade

Medical Complications After ICH: Changes in the Last Decade

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As more patients survive ICH, emphasis is slowly shifting from survival to improving ICH-related morbidity and optimization of functional recovery.

Contact Aspiration vs Stent Retriever in Acute Ischemic Stroke

Contact Aspiration vs Stent Retriever in Acute Ischemic Stroke

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The results provide good evidence for the use of contact aspiration in ischemic stroke.

Cilostazol Helps Prevent Secondary Stroke But Not Without Risk

Cilostazol Helps Prevent Secondary Stroke But Not Without Risk

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Optimal antiplatelet treatment has yet to be determined for stroke survivors with prior intracerebral hemorrhage.

Comorbid Headache, Stroke Common in Pediatric Patients

Comorbid Headache, Stroke Common in Pediatric Patients

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The co-presentation of headache at stroke onset in children may provide clues to underlying pathophysiologic mechanisms.

Acute Stroke Risk Elevated in Patients With Psychiatric Illness

Acute Stroke Risk Elevated in Patients With Psychiatric Illness

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Psychological distress may cause changes within cells that trigger inflammation and oxidative stress, both of which are believed to increase stroke risk.

Time to Alteplase Treatment Affected by Hospital Delays, Medical Conditions

Time to Alteplase Treatment Affected by Hospital Delays, Medical Conditions

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Delays related to the determination of treatment eligibility increased door-to-needle times by more than 30 minutes compared with patients with no delays.

Assessing Risk of Pulmonary Embolism After Venous Thromboembolism

Assessing Risk of Pulmonary Embolism After Venous Thromboembolism

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Pulmonary embolism risk was lowest in patients with cerebral venous thromboembolism during the index hospitalization.

In Stroke, No Clear Benefit for Head Positioning

In Stroke, No Clear Benefit for Head Positioning

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Neither lying flat nor sitting up appears to alter outcomes in patients presenting with acute stroke.

Dementia, Depression Common After Intracerebral Hemorrhage

Dementia, Depression Common After Intracerebral Hemorrhage

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Among ICH survivors, 63% developed both depression and dementia during a 5-year follow-up study.

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.

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