Stroke

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.

Antacids and Risk of First-Time Stroke

Antacids and Risk of First-Time Stroke

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Another class of antacids, H2 receptor antagonists, had no impact on stroke risk.

Serious Adverse Events, Cardiovascular Health Impact Stroke Risk in RA

Serious Adverse Events, Cardiovascular Health Impact Stroke Risk in RA

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Serious adverse events, especially those requiring hospitalization, may indicate an elevated risk of stroke.

Allopurinol Use May Reduce Risk of Stroke in Elderly

Allopurinol Use May Reduce Risk of Stroke in Elderly

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The neuroprotective effect was evident after at least 6 months of use.

Pregnancy Increases Stroke Risk in Younger, But Not Older, Women

Pregnancy Increases Stroke Risk in Younger, But Not Older, Women

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Pregnancy is a major risk factor for stroke in younger women, but not in older women.

Antiplatelet Use Linked to Hematoma Growth, Outcomes in Intracerebral Hemorrhage

Antiplatelet Use Linked to Hematoma Growth, Outcomes in Intracerebral Hemorrhage

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Notably, the location of ICH influenced the association with hematoma volume and growth in patients with prior antiplatelet use.

FDA Approves Patent Foramen Ovale Occluder for Prevention of Recurrent Stroke

FDA Approves Patent Foramen Ovale Occluder for Prevention of Recurrent Stroke

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Careful evaluation is required to rule out any other known causes of stroke in patients with PFO.

Factors Associated With Hydrocephalus After Pediatric Intraventricular Hemorrhage

Factors Associated With Hydrocephalus After Pediatric Intraventricular Hemorrhage

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Risks associated with certain NSAIDS and steroids warrant further investigation.

MRI More Sensitive, Specific Than Ultrasound in Diagnosing Fetal Stroke

MRI More Sensitive, Specific Than Ultrasound in Diagnosing Fetal Stroke

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Out of 34 cases of MRI-detected fetal stroke, ultrasound was only able to identify 5 cases.

Short Episodes of Tachycardia, AFib Have Little to No Effect on Stroke Risk

Short Episodes of Tachycardia, AFib Have Little to No Effect on Stroke Risk

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Long episodes of AT/AF were more likely to be associated with clinical events than short episodes.

Elevated Cardiac Troponin T Levels May Be Associated With Cerebral Microbleeds

Elevated Cardiac Troponin T Levels May Be Associated With Cerebral Microbleeds

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In the future, hs-cTnT may be a possible risk marker upfront of treatment decisions, especially in patients combined with detected CMBs.

Embolic Protection Improves Neurological Outcomes During TAVR

Embolic Protection Improves Neurological Outcomes During TAVR

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The study was underpowered to detect differences in all-cause mortality and stroke.

Sleep Apnea Boosts Risk of Atrial Fibrillation, Blood Clots Post-Op

Sleep Apnea Boosts Risk of Atrial Fibrillation, Blood Clots Post-Op

Patients with untreated OSA face an increased risk of complications.

Glyburide Promising for Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke

Glyburide Promising for Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke

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Although the study did not demonstrate efficacy of glyburide, differences were seen in the amount midline shift at 3-4 days.

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