This updated meta-analysis supports a target BP of less than 130/80 for secondary stroke prevention.
Stroke patients discharged with a case manager and access to an educational website reported significantly greater improvements in physical health after three months compared with those who had traditional care.
Endovascular thrombectomy in the 6- to 16-hour time window after onset of ischemic stroke was found to be associated with reduced hospital stay, more home-time, and more desirable living situations in the 90 days after stroke.
Epilepsy and refractory epilepsy is less likely to be associated with stroke in older adult survivors and more likely to be associated with younger age and other factors.
Hyperglycemia on admission is associated with worse clinical outcomes in patients with and without diabetes following intravenous thrombolysis for acute ischemic stroke.
Intensive blood pressure (BP) lowering nonsignificantly reduces the risk for recurrence among patients with a history of stroke compared with a standard BP-lowering regimen.
Shorter time to endovascular-reperfusion therapy is associated with improved outcomes among patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) due to large vessel occlusion.
Culturally tailored stroke education films were not more effective than education pamphlets for improving stroke preparedness at one year among black and Hispanic churchgoers.
Patients with embolic stroke of undetermined source (ESUS) exhibit similar atrial fibrosis as patients with atrial ﬁbrillation and more fibrosis than healthy controls, according to a study published in Neurology. Even after controlling for stroke risk factors, fibrosis is still associated with ESUS, indicating that patients with advanced fibrosis but no atrial fibrillation may benefit…
Pediatric cardiac disease is associated with an increased risk for arterial ischemic stroke following cardiac procedures.