Estimated pulse wave velocity predicted outcomes independent of the Framingham Risk Score, indicating an incremental role of markers of aortic stiffness on cardiovascular risk.
Researchers sought to determine whether atrial fibrillation increases risk for adverse events in hospitalized patients with ischemic stroke .
In the ARIC study, the decrease in stroke rates reported for 1987 to 2011 extended to 2017.
Compared with regimens that include vitamin K antagonists, aspirin, or both, an antithrombotic regimen consisting of apixaban without aspirin provides superior safety and similar efficacy among patients with atrial fibrillation and acute coronary syndromes, irrespective of management with medical treatment or PCI.
For younger patients with stroke, walking speed is a strong predictor for return to employment.
In this study of patients with left-sided infective endocarditis, investigators analyzed how anticoagulation affects stroke occurrence and bleeding complications.
Rapid outpatient strategy is safe and feasible for management of patients with transient ischemic attack and minor stroke evaluated in the emergency department.
The CHA2DS2VASc score is a sensitive tool for predicting new-onset atrial fibrillation and adverse outcomes in individuals with and without atrial fibrillation.
Group-based aerobic exercise programs, like cardiac rehabilitation, provide benefits to stroke survivors.
A significantly increased stroke risk was identified following left atrial appendage electrical isolation; however, the risk could be reduced by oral anticoagulation or placement of a left atrial appendage occlusion device.