Stroke

Quality of care for transient ischemic attack and minor stroke vary across country

In this study about quality of care for patients with TIA or minor stroke, patients who were evaluated and discharged from the emergency department without inpatient admission were less likely to receive guideline-adherent treatment.

Patent Foramen Ovale May Increase Ischemic Stroke Risk Before Noncardiac Surgery

Patent Foramen Ovale May Increase Ischemic Stroke Risk Before Noncardiac Surgery

Preoperatively diagnosed patent foramen ovale is associated with increased risk for perioperative ischemic stroke in adults undergoing noncardiac surgery.

Stroke Outcomes Worse for Women

Stroke Outcomes Worse for Women

In 8 studies, which included ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, women had worse outcomes than men, with significantly lower odds of good outcome.

Stroke, TIA Quality of Care Varies Across Facilities

Stroke, TIA Quality of Care Varies Across Facilities

Care quality for patients with transient ischemic attack or minor stroke varies substantially across elements of care and facilities.

Mediterranean and DASH Diet Combination for Stroke Survivors

Mediterranean and DASH Diet Combination for Stroke Survivors

Adherence to the Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay diet is associated with a slower rate of cognitive decline in stroke survivors.

Stroke, Other CV Risks, Increased With Migraine

Stroke, Other CV Risks, Increased With Migraine

Migraine was associated with elevated risks of myocardial infarction, stroke (ischemic and hemorrhagic), venous thromboembolism, and atrial fibrillation or flutter.

Clinical Case: Appropriate Cardiovascular Workup After Acute Hemiparesis

Clinical Case: Appropriate Cardiovascular Workup After Acute Hemiparesis

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The next best diagnostic step in the workup of acute ischemic stroke in context of updated 2018 guidelines is discussed.

Stroke Risk May Be Determined by Number of Renal Cysts

Stroke Risk May Be Determined by Number of Renal Cysts

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Individuals in the study were categorized based on the presence of single or multiple renal cysts; those with multiple cysts had higher odds of having a stroke.

Cardiovascular Health Goals Falling Short in Stroke Survivors

Cardiovascular Health Goals Falling Short in Stroke Survivors

Few US stroke survivors display ideal cardiovascular health.

Acute Ischemic Stroke: Updated Guidelines From AHA/ASA

Acute Ischemic Stroke: Updated Guidelines From AHA/ASA

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The American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association have released updated guidelines for the early management of ischemic strokes.

Drug Combination Reduces Risk for First Stroke

Drug Combination Reduces Risk for First Stroke

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Fixed-dose candesartan plus hydrochlorothiazide with rosuvastatin reduced the incidence of first stroke in patients at risk for cardiovascular disease.

Coronary Heart Disease, Stroke Risk Up With "Light" Smoking

Coronary Heart Disease, Stroke Risk Up With "Light" Smoking

The pooled relative risk for coronary heart disease was 1.48 and 2.04, respectively, for smoking 1 and 20 cigarettes per day.

Spontaneous Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Incidence Increasing in Pregnant Women

Spontaneous Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Incidence Increasing in Pregnant Women

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Researchers found an upward trend in pregnancy-related spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage over a span of 12 years.

Sleep Apnea Associated With Recurrent Ischemic Stroke Risk

Sleep Apnea Associated With Recurrent Ischemic Stroke Risk

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Sleep apnea is associated with risk for recurrent ischemic stroke and mortality.

Reducing Door-to-Needle Time in Acute Stroke With Pharmacist Participation

Reducing Door-to-Needle Time in Acute Stroke With Pharmacist Participation

Having a pharmacist at bedside during acute ischemic stroke is associated with significantly shorter door-to-needle times.

Percutaneous patent foramen ovale closure is superior to medical treatment alone in preventing recurrent stroke

Patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure was superior to medical treatment alone in preventing transient ischemic attack and recurrent stroke. However, PFO closure also raised the risk for atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter in people with PFO and cryptogenic stroke.

Thrombectomy between 6 and 24 hours after acute stroke reduces disability: The DAWN trial

Thrombectomy performed between 6 and 24 hours after onset of acute stroke in patients with a mismatch between stroke symptoms and infarct volume results in better disability outcomes compared to standard care alone.

Recurrent Stroke May Be Predicted by Blood Pressure Variability

Recurrent Stroke May Be Predicted by Blood Pressure Variability

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Beat-to-beat blood pressure variability is a novel way to predict risk for recurrent stroke and cardiovascular events.

Clopidogrel Tablets Recalled Due to Mislabeling

Clopidogrel Tablets Recalled Due to Mislabeling

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One lot of clopidogrel, a platelet inhibitor, has been recalled due to mislabeling.

Stroke Outcome Measure Scores May Predict Discharge Destination

Stroke Outcome Measure Scores May Predict Discharge Destination

Outcome measure scores are associated with discharge destination in patients with acute or subacute stroke.

Weight Loss in Diabetes May Improve Cerebral Blood Flow

Weight Loss in Diabetes May Improve Cerebral Blood Flow

Cerebral blood flow improved with long-term intensive lifestyle intervention in overweight and obese adults with type 2 diabetes.

Ischemic Stroke Risk in Atrial Flutter vs Fibrillation

Ischemic Stroke Risk in Atrial Flutter vs Fibrillation

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Patients with atrial fibrillation have a higher risk for ischemic stroke compared with patients with atrial flutter.

Stroke Risk in Women With Migraine Taking Estrogen Contraceptives

Stroke Risk in Women With Migraine Taking Estrogen Contraceptives

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Women with migraine with aura taking high-dose estrogen-containing contraceptives are at an increased risk for stroke.

Ginkgo Biloba Extract May Improve Cognitive Function Following Stroke

Ginkgo Biloba Extract May Improve Cognitive Function Following Stroke

Ginkgo biloba extract with aspirin alleviates cognitive and neurological deficits in acute ischemic stroke.

Rivaroxaban Supplemental Drug Application Submitted to FDA for New Indications

Rivaroxaban Supplemental Drug Application Submitted to FDA for New Indications

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Two new indications for rivaroxaban submitted to the FDA to reduce the risk of major cardiovascular events in patients with chronic CAD and/or PAD.

Measuring Cost-Effectiveness of DOACs, Warfarin for Stroke Prevention

Measuring Cost-Effectiveness of DOACs, Warfarin for Stroke Prevention

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Cost-effective DOACs like apixaban prevent strokes better than warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation.

Bleeding Risk, Stroke Outcomes With Edoxaban vs Enoxaparin-Warfarin for Cardioversion of Atrial Fibrillation

Bleeding Risk, Stroke Outcomes With Edoxaban vs Enoxaparin-Warfarin for Cardioversion of Atrial Fibrillation

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In patients with atrial fibrillation at high risk for stroke, edoxaban is associated with lower rates of cardiovascular death events.

Short-Run Atrial Tachyarrhythmia Associated With Increased Stroke Risk

Short-Run Atrial Tachyarrhythmia Associated With Increased Stroke Risk

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Patients who had short-run atrial tachyarrhythmia experienced significantly higher rates of stroke compared with patients who did not have short-run atrial tachyarrhythmia.

Warfarin Chemical Stability Not Affected by Repackaging Into Dose Administration Aids

Warfarin Chemical Stability Not Affected by Repackaging Into Dose Administration Aids

The chemical stability of warfarin sodium tablets is not affected by repackaging into dose administration aids.

Antithrombotic Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation and Valvular Heart Disease: New Joint Consensus Statement

Antithrombotic Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation and Valvular Heart Disease: New Joint Consensus Statement

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A new consensus statement provides updated guidelines for antithrombotic therapy in patients with atrial fibrillation associated with valvular heart disease.

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