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"Lone" Atrial Fibrillation: Finding Optimal Treatment Strategies

"Lone" Atrial Fibrillation: Finding Optimal Treatment Strategies

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Optimal treatment strategies for lone atrial fibrillation have been unclear, but more technological advances and understanding of disease are propelling researchers forward.

Increases in Hypertension, Diabetes, and Dyslipidemia During 10 Year Period

Increases in Hypertension, Diabetes, and Dyslipidemia During 10 Year Period

From 2004 to 2014 there were increases in the prevalence of hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, smoking, and drug abuse in acute ischemic stroke.

Stroke Outcomes With and Without HIV Compared

Stroke Outcomes With and Without HIV Compared

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Patients with HIV have similar stroke outcomes and comorbid conditions compared with older patients who are HIV negative.

Stent Retriever vs Contact Aspiration for Ischemic Stroke Treatment

Stent Retriever vs Contact Aspiration for Ischemic Stroke Treatment

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A first-line contact aspiration technique demonstrates no significant benefit over the stent retriever technique in achieving revascularization in patients with acute ischemic stroke.

Reducing Neurologic Damage After Stroke With Ischemic Preconditioning

Reducing Neurologic Damage After Stroke With Ischemic Preconditioning

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Ischemic preconditioning may provide neuroprotective effects that reduce stroke infarct size and improve recovery times.

Post-Stroke Atrial Fibrillation Increases Risk for Cognitive Deficits

Post-Stroke Atrial Fibrillation Increases Risk for Cognitive Deficits

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Risk for poststroke cognitive impairment is increased by the presence of atrial fibrillation.

Genotype-Guided Warfarin Dosing Improves Safety After Hip or Knee Arthroplasty.

Genotype-Guided Warfarin Dosing Improves Safety After Hip or Knee Arthroplasty.

Genotype-guided warfarin dosing is associated with reduced risk of adverse events in hip or knee arthroplasty patients.

Acute Stroke Does Not Benefit From Low-Dose Oxygen Treatment

Acute Stroke Does Not Benefit From Low-Dose Oxygen Treatment

The prophylactic use of low-dose oxygen does not reduce death or disability at 3 months among patients with acute stroke.

Pioglitazone Confers Greatest Benefit to High-Risk Patients Post-Sroke

Pioglitazone Confers Greatest Benefit to High-Risk Patients Post-Sroke

Pioglitazone is associated with greater benefit for those at higher risk for stroke or myocardial infarction after an ischemic attack or transient ischemic attack.

Rivaroxaban, Warfarin Comparable in Efficacy for Afib-Related Acute Ischemic Stroke

Rivaroxaban, Warfarin Comparable in Efficacy for Afib-Related Acute Ischemic Stroke

Rivaroxaban and warfarin are similarly safe and effective in preventing recurrent stroke in patients with afib related ischemic stroke.

New Atrial Fibrillation After Stroke Tied to Preexisting Cardiovascular Comorbidities

New Atrial Fibrillation After Stroke Tied to Preexisting Cardiovascular Comorbidities

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Patients diagnosed with new atrial fibrillation after ischemic stroke were more likely to have preexisting cardiovascular comorbidities such as hypertension, heart failure, and coronary artery disease.

Long-Term Aspirin Unnecessary Following Atrial Fibrillation Ablation

Long-Term Aspirin Unnecessary Following Atrial Fibrillation Ablation

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Patients with atrial fibrillation who are at a low risk for stroke do not receive a major benefit from long-term aspirin therapy.

Senior Patients With Atrial Fibrillation Not Receiving Anticoagulants

Senior Patients With Atrial Fibrillation Not Receiving Anticoagulants

Fewer than 45% of patients with atrial fibrillation aged 75 years or older receive anticoagulants upon hospital admission.

Higher Intake of Carbohydrates May Increase Risk for Premature Death

Higher Intake of Carbohydrates May Increase Risk for Premature Death

An excess of carbohydrates may be to blame for higher risk of premature deaths, not fats.

Bleeding Risk Reduced in Atrial Fibrillation After PCI With Dual Therapy

Bleeding Risk Reduced in Atrial Fibrillation After PCI With Dual Therapy

For patients with atrial fibrillation who undergo percutaneous coronary intervention, the risk of bleeding is lower with dual therapy vs triple therapy.

New S<sub>2</sub>TOP-BLEED Score Estimates Bleeding Risk in Ischemic Stroke

New S2TOP-BLEED Score Estimates Bleeding Risk in Ischemic Stroke

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The S2TOP-BLEED score which estimates the 3-year risk of major bleeding in patients with a history of ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack treated with antiplatelet agents.

Risk Factors for Major Bleeding After Stroke With Antiplatelet Therapy

Risk Factors for Major Bleeding After Stroke With Antiplatelet Therapy

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A 3-year major bleeding risk can be determined by using the S2TOP-BLEED score in patients with ischemic stroke using antiplatelet agents.

Radioiodine for Thyroid Cancer Does Not Increase Stroke Risk

Radioiodine for Thyroid Cancer Does Not Increase Stroke Risk

Researchers from Show Chwan Memorial Hospital in Taiwan examined the risk of hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke in correlation to I-131 therapy for thyroid cancer.

Greater CV Benefit With Rivaroxaban Plus Aspirin vs Monotherapy in Stable ASCVD

Greater CV Benefit With Rivaroxaban Plus Aspirin vs Monotherapy in Stable ASCVD

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Despite more major bleeding events, rivaroxaban plus aspirin therapy had a greater cardiovascular benefit in patients with stable atherosclerotic vascular disease vs monotherapy.

Body Mass Index in Childhood May Predict Stroke Risk in Adulthood

Body Mass Index in Childhood May Predict Stroke Risk in Adulthood

Above-average childhood body mass index are associated with increased risk of early adult ischemic stroke.

Examining Cardiovascular Disease Risk Associated With Hepatitis C Infection

Examining Cardiovascular Disease Risk Associated With Hepatitis C Infection

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Hepatitis C virus infection is a common cause of chronic liver disease worldwide and is associated with greater mortality.

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.

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