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Patent Foramen Ovale Closure for Stroke Prevention: Key Principles for Clinical Practice

Patent Foramen Ovale Closure for Stroke Prevention: Key Principles for Clinical Practice

Even with thorough testing, declaring a patent foramen ovale as the most likely culprit responsible for a cryptogenic stroke remains a challenge.

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Anodal tDCS Offers Possible Benefit for Improving Item Recall in Post-Stroke Aphasia

Anodal tDCS Offers Possible Benefit for Improving Item Recall in Post-Stroke Aphasia

Following adjustment, the mean change in correctly naming common objects was greater in patients undergoing A-tDCS vs sham tDCS.

Skills-Based Intervention Did Not Cut Systolic BP After Stroke, TIA

Skills-Based Intervention Did Not Cut Systolic BP After Stroke, TIA

A culturally tailored, skills-based educational intervention did not reduce systolic blood pressure at one year after stroke/transient ischemic attack.

Aggressive Blood Pressure Lowering in Intracerebral Hemorrhage May Be Harmful

Aggressive Blood Pressure Lowering in Intracerebral Hemorrhage May Be Harmful

The avoidance of SBP <120 mm Hg in individuals with acute ICH may help prevent cerebral ischemia and neurologic deterioration.

Oxidized Low-Density Lipoprotein May Predict Risk for Recurrent Stroke

Oxidized Low-Density Lipoprotein May Predict Risk for Recurrent Stroke

There are currently no other biomarkers that can predict the risk for recurrent stroke.

Models Predict Intracerebral Hemorrhage Growth

Models Predict Intracerebral Hemorrhage Growth

Models using 4 or 5 predictors have acceptable to good discrimination for determining additional intracerebral hemorrhage growth in patients with acute intracerebral hemorrhage.

Oxygen Desaturation Index Predicts AFib Risk in Ischemic Stroke

Oxygen Desaturation Index Predicts AFib Risk in Ischemic Stroke

Investigators observed a significant association between atrial fibrillation and increasing oxygen desaturation index.

Sleep Duration, Stroke Link Varies With Race, Sex

Sleep Duration, Stroke Link Varies With Race, Sex

The association of sleep duration with incident stroke varies by race and sex.

Risk of Venous Thromboembolism Recurrence High

Risk of Venous Thromboembolism Recurrence High

The risk of recurrence after incident venous thromboembolism is high, particularly among patients with cancer-related venous thromboembolism.

Does Stroke Mechanism in HIV Vary According to Preceding CD4 Counts?

Does Stroke Mechanism in HIV Vary According to Preceding CD4 Counts?

Strokes in people living with HIV are most frequently caused by large artery atherosclerosis.

Hospitals Using Get With the Guidelines-Stroke Program Offer Better Quality Care in Ischemic Stroke

Hospitals Using Get With the Guidelines-Stroke Program Offer Better Quality Care in Ischemic Stroke

The Get With the Guidelines-Stroke program includes measures such as neurologist assessment, rehabilitation evaluation, and education on stroke risk factors.

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