Stroke

Dementia Risk Significantly Increased for Individuals Born in High Stroke Mortality States

Dementia Risk Significantly Increased for Individuals Born in High Stroke Mortality States

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Birthplace is a significant risk factor for dementia, even after adjusting for educational levels, race, and life-course vascular risk factors.

Minimum Headache Duration Prompting Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Workup

Minimum Headache Duration Prompting Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Workup

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Subarachnoid hemorrhage must be ruled out in patients with acute onset of severe headache.

Predicting Major Bleeding in Patients With Stroke on Antiplatelets

Predicting Major Bleeding in Patients With Stroke on Antiplatelets

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There are a limited number of prediction models that identify patients at risk of major bleeding after stroke or TIA.

Update: Diagnosing Neuropathic Pain in Stroke, MS, Spinal Cord Injury

Update: Diagnosing Neuropathic Pain in Stroke, MS, Spinal Cord Injury

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The update focused on diagnosis of neuropathic pain in patients with spinal cord injury, stroke, or multiple sclerosis.

Intravenous Idarucizumab Successfully Reverses Dabigatran

Intravenous Idarucizumab Successfully Reverses Dabigatran

At 90-days, the rate of thrombotic events in both groups was low.

Penumbra Stroke Revascularization Device Recalled

Penumbra Stroke Revascularization Device Recalled

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The Penumbra 3D revascularization device was recalled by the FDA because of a risk of the delivery wire breaking during use.

Stroke Prevention Therapy Safe, Effective for Cancer Patients

Stroke Prevention Therapy Safe, Effective for Cancer Patients

Rivaroxaban treatment for nonvalvular AF in patients with cancer is safe.

Even Stable Survivors Face 5-Year Risk of Second Stroke

Even Stable Survivors Face 5-Year Risk of Second Stroke

The risk of a second stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) remains considerable for at least 5 years after the first event.

Intensive BP Lowering Does Not Benefit ICH With Spot Sign

Intensive BP Lowering Does Not Benefit ICH With Spot Sign

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Although spot sign predicted ICH expansion, it proved to be a less robust diagnostic marker than demonstrated by previous single-center cohort studies.

Weight Gain in Adolescence Linked to Later Stroke Risk

Weight Gain in Adolescence Linked to Later Stroke Risk

An increase in BMI during puberty and adolescence was associated with increase risk of stroke.

Primary Stroke Center Protocol Significantly Improves Outcomes

Primary Stroke Center Protocol Significantly Improves Outcomes

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Reduced door-to-needle times have been shown to improve outcomes after stroke.

Cirrhosis Associated With Increased Stroke Risk

Cirrhosis Associated With Increased Stroke Risk

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Patients with cirrhosis had a 2.17% per year incidence of stroke compared with 1.11% per year incidence of stroke in patients without cirrhosis.

Long-Term Stroke Outcomes Improved With Nonconventional Therapy

Long-Term Stroke Outcomes Improved With Nonconventional Therapy

Music-and-rhythm therapy has also been shown to help improve balance and memory.

Stroke, Heart Attack Risk Increased With Herpes Zoster

Stroke, Heart Attack Risk Increased With Herpes Zoster

Clinicians should make patients aware of their increased risk for stroke and heart attack.

Higher Risk for Symptomatic Intracranial Hemorrhage After Endovascular Treatment for Stroke

Higher Risk for Symptomatic Intracranial Hemorrhage After Endovascular Treatment for Stroke

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Risk for symptomatic intracranial hemorrhage after endovascular treatment for acute ischemic stroke is significantly higher in real-world practice than rates reported by clinical trials.

Head Position in Stroke: Does It Matter?

Head Position in Stroke: Does It Matter?

Positioning of the head in acute ischemic stroke does not seem to affect recovery.

Stroke and Dementia Associated with Artificially-Sweetened Drinks?

Stroke and Dementia Associated with Artificially-Sweetened Drinks?

According to a study published in Stroke artificially-sweetened beverages is associated with increased risk of stroke and dementia.

Intracranial Hemorrhage Associated with Arteriovenous Malformations Linked to Better Outcomes

Intracranial Hemorrhage Associated with Arteriovenous Malformations Linked to Better Outcomes

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Compared with other sources of ICH, those associated with arteriovenous malformations had lower odds of death.

Migraine-Associated Stroke Not Linked to Atherosclerosis

Migraine-Associated Stroke Not Linked to Atherosclerosis

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Intracranial atherosclerosis was lower in patients with migraine compared with those without migraine.

Reduced Stroke Risk With Vitamin K Antagonist Monotherapy

Reduced Stroke Risk With Vitamin K Antagonist Monotherapy

Dual therapy was associated with a significantly higher bleeding risk.

Stroke Prevention May Help Reduce Dementia Risk

Stroke Prevention May Help Reduce Dementia Risk

Delays in anticoagulation treatment resulted in increased risk for dementia.

Mechanical Thrombectomy Safe in Older Stroke Patients

Mechanical Thrombectomy Safe in Older Stroke Patients

No between-group differences were observed for reperfusion success and mortality, among other measures.

After Stroke Onset, Prehospital ECG Helps Detect Atrial Fibrillation

After Stroke Onset, Prehospital ECG Helps Detect Atrial Fibrillation

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Neglecting abnormalities in ECG readings could result in serious acute cardiac events in patients presenting with stroke.

After Stroke, Intensive Antiplatelet Therapy Has Benefits, Drawbacks

After Stroke, Intensive Antiplatelet Therapy Has Benefits, Drawbacks

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Intensive antiplatelet therapy appears to reduce risk of recurrence immediately after stroke, but may pose risks further out.

Stroke Awareness: Do Your Patients Know the Signs?

Stroke Awareness: Do Your Patients Know the Signs?

New research from the American Heart and American Stroke Associations found that many Americans don't know the symptoms of stroke.

Stroke Prevention Strategies May Help Prevent Dementia

Stroke Prevention Strategies May Help Prevent Dementia

Findings from a new study suggest that engaging in stroke prevention strategies may help reduce the risk of dementia.

In Hypogonadism, Stroke May Be Prevented With Testosterone Replacement Therapy

In Hypogonadism, Stroke May Be Prevented With Testosterone Replacement Therapy

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Men who received testosterone replacement therapy had lower odds of cardiovascular events.

In Endovascular Therapy for Stroke, Monitored Anesthesia Is Safe, Effective

In Endovascular Therapy for Stroke, Monitored Anesthesia Is Safe, Effective

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Monitored anesthesia was found to be as safe and effective as general anesthesia in patients undergoing endovascular therapy for stroke.

Using E-Management to Improve Oral Anticoagulation Tx

Using E-Management to Improve Oral Anticoagulation Tx

E-health-based coagulation service was linked to lower frequency of adverse events, including thromboembolism, bleeding, and death.

Ischemic Stroke Risk Elevated in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Ischemic Stroke Risk Elevated in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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The relative risk of developing ischemic stroke was increased in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus, especially within the first year after diagnosis.

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