Physiologic traits that cause obstructive sleep apnea are also associated with adherence to continuous positive airway pressure in patients with stroke.
Embolic stroke of undetermined source is associated with elevated periodic limb movements and increased sleep onset latency.
Patients with transient ischemic attack with high brain natriuretic peptide values are more likely to have atrial fibrillation.
First-ever ischemic stroke is associated with increased risk for major cardiovascular events among older adults without pre-existing cardiovascular disease.
The combination of higher serum oxLDL and LDL levels was found to be associated with an increased risk for recurrent stroke and poor functional outcomes in patients who have had minor stroke or are at high risk for TIAs.
Treatment with statins is not associated with increased risk for ICH in patients with a history of stroke, and may even decrease the risk for ICH in some of these patients.
Treatment with idarucizumab can safely facilitate stroke thrombolysis in dabigatran-treated patients, with similar outcomes as patients who did not require idarucizumab therapy.
Carotid artery stenting performed with the double-layer Roadsaver stent and proximal protection using the Mo.Ma Ultra device was found to be associated withthe best outcomes, in terms of microembolic signals, in high-risk patients with lipid-rich plaques.
Discontinuation of vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulant therapy was associated with an elevated risk for stroke or transient ischemic attack in patients newly diagnosed with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation.
Mobile devices may be reliable and accurate for interpreting images needed in making the clinical decision to administer IV thrombolysis in patients with acute stroke.