Stroke

Ischemic Stroke Incidence in Men Has Dramatically Decreased

Ischemic Stroke Incidence in Men Has Dramatically Decreased

The incidence of strokes have decreased over time in men but not in women.

After First Stroke, Recurrence Risk Increases When Discontinuing Statins

After First Stroke, Recurrence Risk Increases When Discontinuing Statins

Discontinuing statin therapy 3 to 6 months after an initial ischemic stroke is tied to higher risk of a recurrent stroke.

Geographic Differences Affect Statin Prescriptions Post-Stroke

Geographic Differences Affect Statin Prescriptions Post-Stroke

Less than half of patients discharged for ischemic stroke receive a prescription for statins.

Dementia Risk Elevated in States With High Stroke Mortality States

Dementia Risk Elevated in States With High Stroke Mortality States

People born in high stroke mortality states have higher risks of developing health issues, including dementia.

Fixed Dose COPD Treatments Have Similar CV Risks as LABAs/ICS

Fixed Dose COPD Treatments Have Similar CV Risks as LABAs/ICS

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The combination of long-acting β2-agonist (LABA)/ and long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) is linked to a similar or lower risk of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular adverse events compared to treatment with LABA/inhaled corticosteroid.

Recurrent Stroke and Mortality Risks Increase for Stable Survivors

Recurrent Stroke and Mortality Risks Increase for Stable Survivors

Risk of a second stroke or transient ischemic attack increases in stable survivors.

 FDA Issues Safety Alert for Revascularization Device Used in Acute Ischemic Stroke

FDA Issues Safety Alert for Revascularization Device Used in Acute Ischemic Stroke

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The delivery wire component of the Penumbra 3D revascularization device may break or separate during use.

Stroke Risk Increased With Cirrhosis

Stroke Risk Increased With Cirrhosis

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Cirrhosis diagnosis is tied to an increased risk for hemorrhagic stroke.

Atrial Fibrillation Risk May Increase With Longer Work Hours

Atrial Fibrillation Risk May Increase With Longer Work Hours

Working long hours increases risk for atrial fibrillation.

CVD, Stroke Risks Reduced With Later in Life Diet Changes

CVD, Stroke Risks Reduced With Later in Life Diet Changes

Dietary improvement can increase life span and decrease the risk of death.

Herpes Zoster May Increase Risk of Myocardial Infarction, Stroke

Herpes Zoster May Increase Risk of Myocardial Infarction, Stroke

Herpes zoster may be linked to increased cardiovascular events risk.

Higher BMI During Adolescence May Increase Stroke Risk

Higher BMI During Adolescence May Increase Stroke Risk

An increase in body mass index during puberty and adolescence may be a risk factor for stroke later in life.

Embolic Protection Device Useful Post Carotid Artery Stenting

Embolic Protection Device Useful Post Carotid Artery Stenting

An embolic protection device has been proven to reduce risk for in-hospital stroke, major stroke or death and stroke after carotid artery stenting.

Stroke Survival and Recovery Not Linked to Head Positioning

Stroke Survival and Recovery Not Linked to Head Positioning

Survival does not depend on the head positioning in acute ishemic stroke patients.

Proton-Pump Inhibitors Reduce Bleeding Risk in Antiplatelet Therapy

Proton-Pump Inhibitors Reduce Bleeding Risk in Antiplatelet Therapy

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The risk for major bleeding while taking antiplatelet therapy significantly increased with age.

Stroke Risk in Afib Reduced With Vitamin K Antagonist Therapy

Stroke Risk in Afib Reduced With Vitamin K Antagonist Therapy

Vitamin K antagonist monotherapy is linked to reduced risk of MI and stroke in patients with Afib.

Pregnancy-Associated Stroke in Women With Preeclampsia

Pregnancy-Associated Stroke in Women With Preeclampsia

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Women with preeclampsia have up to a 6-fold risk of pregnancy-associated stroke.

American Association for Thoracic Surgery Guidelines on Surgical Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation

American Association for Thoracic Surgery Guidelines on Surgical Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation

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The American Association for Thoracic Surgery has developed evidence-based guidelines on the use of surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation.

Acute Intra-Arterial Treatment Effective in Extracranial Carotid Disease

Acute Intra-Arterial Treatment Effective in Extracranial Carotid Disease

Acute intra-arterial treatment is effective for patients with acute ischemic stroke caused by intracranial proximal occlusion with extracranial carotid disease.

Testosterone Use Leads to Adverse Cerebrovascular Event: A Case Study

Testosterone Use Leads to Adverse Cerebrovascular Event: A Case Study

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A cerebrovascular event in a young, healthy, male patient was found to be associated with the use of exogenous testosterone.

Left Atrial Appendage Isolation for Stable Sinus Rhythm

Left Atrial Appendage Isolation for Stable Sinus Rhythm

Although stable sinus rhythm was achieved in some patients after LAA isolation, embolic stroke and LAA thrombus formation was still problematic.

Many Americans Do Not Seek Medical Attention for Stroke or TIA

Many Americans Do Not Seek Medical Attention for Stroke or TIA

The American Heart Association and the American Stroke association report that only 3% of Americans who experience transient ischemic attack symptoms get medical attention.

Both Genders Have Increased Stroke Risk With Elevated Serum Uric Acid

Both Genders Have Increased Stroke Risk With Elevated Serum Uric Acid

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Researchers found no indication of gender-specific effects of elevated serum uric acid levels on stroke risk.

Improving Stroke Diagnosis Accuracy: An Expert Interview

Improving Stroke Diagnosis Accuracy: An Expert Interview

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An interview with David E. Newman-Toker, MD, PhD, on reducing the frequency of misdiagnoses.

Endovascular Treatment for Acute Ischemic Stroke Shows Benefits at 2 Years

Endovascular Treatment for Acute Ischemic Stroke Shows Benefits at 2 Years

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The response to endovascular treatment for acute ischemic stroke after 2 years was as good as in the first 90 days.

Cardiovascular Events in Hypogonadism May Be Reduced With Testosterone Therapy

Cardiovascular Events in Hypogonadism May Be Reduced With Testosterone Therapy

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Testosterone replacement therapy may show a protective effect against myocardial infarction and stroke in men with secondary hypogonadism.

Stroke Patients with Increased Body Weight Benefit from IV tPA

Stroke Patients with Increased Body Weight Benefit from IV tPA

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A fixed dose of 90 mg of intravenous tissue plasminogen activator is efficient for ischemic stroke in patients weighing over 100 kg.

Stroke and MI Rates Have Decreased Since Trans Fatty Acid Restrictions Enacted

Stroke and MI Rates Have Decreased Since Trans Fatty Acid Restrictions Enacted

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Compared with New York counties without trans fatty acid restrictions, those with restrictions showed a significantly greater decline in combined myocardial infarction and stroke events.

Glucose Levels May Affect Functional Outcomes After Endovascular Thrombectomy

Glucose Levels May Affect Functional Outcomes After Endovascular Thrombectomy

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The effect of hypoglycemia on functional outcomes after endovascular thrombectomy differs, depending on collateral status.

Young Americans More Likely to Be Hospitalized for Ischemic Stroke

Young Americans More Likely to Be Hospitalized for Ischemic Stroke

Both acute ischemic stroke and stroke risk factors are on the rise among Americans younger than 65 years of age.

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