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.
Preoperatively diagnosed patent foramen ovale is associated with increased risk for perioperative ischemic stroke in adults undergoing noncardiac surgery.
In 8 studies, which included ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, women had worse outcomes than men, with significantly lower odds of good outcome.
Care quality for patients with transient ischemic attack or minor stroke varies substantially across elements of care and facilities.
Adherence to the Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay diet is associated with a slower rate of cognitive decline in stroke survivors.
Migraine was associated with elevated risks of myocardial infarction, stroke (ischemic and hemorrhagic), venous thromboembolism, and atrial fibrillation or flutter.
The next best diagnostic step in the workup of acute ischemic stroke in context of updated 2018 guidelines is discussed.
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.
Few US stroke survivors display ideal cardiovascular health.
The American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association have released updated guidelines for the early management of ischemic strokes.
Fixed-dose candesartan plus hydrochlorothiazide with rosuvastatin reduced the incidence of first stroke in patients at risk for cardiovascular disease.
The pooled relative risk for coronary heart disease was 1.48 and 2.04, respectively, for smoking 1 and 20 cigarettes per day.
Researchers found an upward trend in pregnancy-related spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage over a span of 12 years.
Sleep apnea is associated with risk for recurrent ischemic stroke and mortality.
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 strokeJanuary 23, 2018
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 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.
Beat-to-beat blood pressure variability is a novel way to predict risk for recurrent stroke and cardiovascular events.
One lot of clopidogrel, a platelet inhibitor, has been recalled due to mislabeling.
Outcome measure scores are associated with discharge destination in patients with acute or subacute stroke.
Cerebral blood flow improved with long-term intensive lifestyle intervention in overweight and obese adults with type 2 diabetes.
Patients with atrial fibrillation have a higher risk for ischemic stroke compared with patients with atrial flutter.
Women with migraine with aura taking high-dose estrogen-containing contraceptives are at an increased risk for stroke.
Ginkgo biloba extract with aspirin alleviates cognitive and neurological deficits in acute ischemic stroke.
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.
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 FibrillationDecember 15, 2017
In patients with atrial fibrillation at high risk for stroke, edoxaban is associated with lower rates of cardiovascular death events.
Patients who had short-run atrial tachyarrhythmia experienced significantly higher rates of stroke compared with patients who did not have short-run atrial tachyarrhythmia.
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 StatementDecember 05, 2017
A new consensus statement provides updated guidelines for antithrombotic therapy in patients with atrial fibrillation associated with valvular heart disease.
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