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.
The increase in usage of antithrombotics, especially vitamin K antagonists, has been linked to an increase in prevalence of subdural hematomas.
Glucocorticoids are often prescribed to RCVS patients either due to a misdiagnosis of PACNS, or fear of missing PACNS.
Hormone therapy may reduce risk for death from vascular dementia in older women.
Despite 3 large randomized trials and updated guidelines, the question of PFO closure remains a complex entity.
Risk of VTE was only observed in patients with migraine with aura, suggesting a mechanistic link between the 2 conditions.
Microbleeds were prevalent in 15.3% of the cohort.
Ticagrelor may have an opportunity to shine in patients already on aspirin or clopidogrel.
Women who were obese and taking oral contraceptives had a 29-fold increased risk of CVT.
Patients taking pioglitazone saw a 24% reduction in risk for recurrent stroke or myocardial infarction compared to placebo.
The authors speculate that women may have pre-stroke functional deficits, and minorities may have poorer access to care.
Compared to cognition, gait speed may be more predictive of mortality due to its relationship with other organ systems.
New recommendations address 3 topics.
More research needs to be conducted to determine any harmful effects.
The FDA has issued a safety communication for medical devices used in intravascular procedures.
Loss of consciousness during subarachnoid hemorrhage is associated with a 2.8-fold increase in death and poor functional outcome at 1 year.
D-dimer level at 2 weeks after injury accurately predicts deep vein thrombosis formation.
30 days after surgery, only 7% of those who received the botulinum toxin developed A-Fib compared to 30% given saline.
Nearly 60% of health care professionals felt uncertain that their treatment would prevent another stroke.
Those who developed vascular parkinsonism had a greater risk if they had microbleeds and low gray matter volume.
The results challenge those of previous studies that indicated a protective effect from alcohol.
Risk appeared to be correlated with RLS disease duration.
Cerebral microbleeds are a marker of vascular burden and should be aggressively pursued with treatment and preventive care.
Risk of stroke is low after proper diagnosis, however stroke may be misdiagnosed for PVD.
A simple blood test may indicate risk of intracerebral hemorrhage and post-stroke outcomes.
More patients received VTE prophylaxis after implementation of guideline-based protocols.
Low scores on memory were not associated with increased risk of heart attack or stroke.
The researchers recognize that more research needs to be done to study long-term effects.
There was no indication that any particular type of antidepressant was associated with a greater risk.
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