FGF-23 concentrations in the top quartile were independently linked to greater risk for CV death and heart failure hospitalization.
Complete reversal was seen within 4 hours in the majority of patients, as measured by ecarin clotting time (ECT 82%) or diluted thrombin time (dTT 99%). In addition, there was a low late of thrombotic events and no new safety events were reported.
Rapid deployment valve use linked to increased rates of pacemaker implantation and disabling stroke, but not mortality.
There was an increased risk for all-cause cardiovascular and cerebrovascular emergency department visits, especially in individuals older than 65.
Costs related to informal caregiving for patients with cardiovascular disease may increase to $128 billion by 2035.
Investigators conducted a meta-analysis of trials that reported functional outcomes and mortality rates among patients with intracerebral hemorrhage following intensive blood pressure lowering.
Worse scores in multiple domains tied to lower income, female sex, and disability.
Foreign-born US residents have lower prevalence of heart disease and stroke than US-born adults.
Social isolation linked to increased mortality among individuals with history of AMI or stroke
Stroke survivors reported that a systematic voiding program helped them regain autonomy and re-establish pattern of micturition.
Patent foramen ovale closure resulted in a lower recurrence of stroke in patients with cryptogenic stroke and high-risk PFO characteristics.
A 64-year-old woman who was recently diagnosed with colorectal cancer is brought to the emergency department with substernal chest pain and shortness of breath.
Independent risk factors for urgency urinary incontinence included previous stroke or transient ischemic attack, increased body mass index, and hypertension.
Adherence to the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet is associated with reduced risk for depression in older adults.
African-Americans are at an increased risk of developing an ischemic stroke before or after atrial fibrillation diagnosis compared with whites.
Using digital adherence devices to improve medication adherence in patients with atrial fibrillation may reduce the rate of ischemic strokes.
Anticoagulants are associated with increased risk for ischemic stroke and hemorrhage in older patients with chronic kidney disease and a new diagnosis of atrial fibrillation.
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.
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