Patients with inherited thrombophilias who did not undergo patent foramen ovale closure faced a significantly increased risk of stroke.
More than 80% of ischemic stroke patients weren't getting adequate anticoagulation therapy.
Up to 20% of stroke cases in young adults occur in those with cervical artery dissection, the leading cause of stroke in this population.
Clinicians should closely monitor patients with atrial fibrillation, especially if they are female and of increasing age.
Efficacy of triple antiplatelet therapy compared with current guideline-based therapy for the prevention of recurrent stroke was evaluated in the TARDIS trial.
The increase in usage of antithrombotics, especially vitamin K antagonists, has been linked to an increase in prevalence of subdural hematomas.
More patients receiving VNS experienced enhanced arm movement over a 90-day period.
Restarting anticoagulation after both nonlobar and lobar ICH was associated with decreased mortality.
Men were more likely than women to be treated with IV tPA within 30 minutes of arrival at a hospital.
As more patients survive ICH, emphasis is slowly shifting from survival to improving ICH-related morbidity and optimization of functional recovery.
The results provide good evidence for the use of contact aspiration in ischemic stroke.
Optimal antiplatelet treatment has yet to be determined for stroke survivors with prior intracerebral hemorrhage.
The co-presentation of headache at stroke onset in children may provide clues to underlying pathophysiologic mechanisms.
Psychological distress may cause changes within cells that trigger inflammation and oxidative stress, both of which are believed to increase stroke risk.
Delays related to the determination of treatment eligibility increased door-to-needle times by more than 30 minutes compared with patients with no delays.
Pulmonary embolism risk was lowest in patients with cerebral venous thromboembolism during the index hospitalization.
Neither lying flat nor sitting up appears to alter outcomes in patients presenting with acute stroke.
Among ICH survivors, 63% developed both depression and dementia during a 5-year follow-up study.
Standardized definitions were proposed for stroke, hypoxic-ischemic injury, and cerebral hemorrhage.
Early intervention in patients with heart failure or atrial fibrillation may help delay or prevent the onset of mild dementia.
Patients receiving treatment with vitamin K antagonists (VKA) or antiplatelet agents face a significantly increased risk of mortality within 24 hours of intracranial hemorrhage.
The difference in rate of recurrence of PCAIS may have to do with a difference in mechanism compared with ACAIS.
Use of advanced imaging may help predict which patients will have an optimal response to treatment with intravenous tissue plasminogen activator.
It is not clear if identifying atrial fibrillation in an effort to prevent stroke would be an effective preventive strategy.
Despite being more common than thought, many cases of neonatal hemorrhagic stroke remain idiopathic.
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.
Migraine affects approximately 20% of the general population and is associated with an increased risk for ischemic stroke.
The increased risk of stroke was only observed among patients with diabetes controlled by insulin.
Using telestroke to evaluate patients with acute ischemic stroke eligible for thrombolysis provided access to acute stroke care in underserved areas.
A significant inverse trend was observed between the Healthy Nordic Food Index and risk of stroke.
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