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.
The magnitude of the association of diabetes with stroke risk varies by age, race, and sex.
Two similarly controlled landmark trials provide conflicting results regarding the clinical guidelines for management of acute hypertension in individuals with intracerebral hemorrhage. However, focusing exclusively on blood pressure targets may obscure a critical finding.
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.
This updated meta-analysis supports a target BP of less than 130/80 for secondary stroke prevention.
An asthma exacerbation resulting in hospitalization greatly increases the risk for acute myocardial infarction and ischemic stroke in adults with poorly controlled asthma.
Intensive blood pressure lowering nonsignificantly reduces the risk for recurrence among patients with a history of stroke compared with a standard BP-lowering regimen.