The most effective programs offered patients exercises aimed at strength, balance, stretching, and aerobic fitness.
Rivaroxaban once daily and dabigatran twice daily showed evidence of lower thromboembolic rates.
Women with a good recovery after stroke and a moderate level of optimism had a 0.40‐fold reduction in the odds of developing new-onset poststroke depression.
Surgical patients with a history of migraine have an increased risk of perioperative ischemic stroke and a higher 30-day hospital readmission rate.
A clinician sends an 18-year-old patient for a same-day MRI but forgets to review the results with the same urgency.
Specific patient characteristics predicted the type of therapy more likely to be prescribed.
Reductions in disease risk were observed for an intake as high as 7.5 servings of whole grains per day.
Researchers found that mortality rates dropped less than 1% between 2011 and 2014.
For patients with intracerebral hemorrhage, intensive blood pressure reduction has similar outcomes compared with standard treatment.
About 90% of global stroke burden can be linked to modifiable risk factors.
Levonorgestrel, low-dose estrogen associated with lower risk for adverse vascular events among oral contraceptivesJune 04, 2016
Compared with other estrogen doses and progestogen types, low-dose estrogen with levonorgestrel had a decreased risk of adverse events.
Aspirin significantly reduces the risk of a recurrent stroke 6 weeks after a transient ischemic attack or minor stroke.
For patients with basilar or hemiplegic migraines, two common migraine medications do not increase the risk of stroke and cardiovascular events.
Researchers found a statistically significant link between modified DASH diet score and risk of ischemic stroke.
Although pioglitazone decreased the risk of stroke and myocardial infarction in this population, it elevated the risk of weight gain, edema, and bone fracture.
Stroke severity was reduced in aspirin users with large artery atherosclerosis.
Multiple considerations come into play when choosing anticoagulant therapy for a patient with atrial fibrillation, a condition that greatly increases the risk for stroke.
Investigators found an increased risk of ischemic stroke among all patients within 21 days following initiation of alpha-blocker therapy.
Risk of stroke and myocardial infarction may be more than double in the first week following a shingles diagnosis in elderly patients.
Stroke risk increased for three months immediately following a shingles diagnosis, with a two-fold risk during the first week.
According to research published in the journal Neurology, children who have had infections or who have not received their vaccinations are at a higher risk for stroke.
High stress jobs are associated with a 22% higher risk of stroke, and were 58% more likely to have an ischemic stroke.
As workplaces become increasingly more demanding, employees find themselves at an elevated risk for stroke.
Clinicians should be aware of the uncertainty regarding benefit of administering t-PA more than 3 hours after stroke onset.
According to a study published in Neurology, people who survived cancer and stroke in childhood have a doubled risk of a second stroke.
Reaching a systolic pressure of 120 mm HG reduces the risk of heart attack, heart failure, and stroke by a third.
For older adults at risk for heart attack or stroke, statin use is cost effective in 48% to 67% of patients.
People who suffered a stroke showed significant acute cognitive decline during six years of follow up.
People who work longer hours have an increased risk of stroke and coronary heart disease.
Uric acid therapy reduced disability for up to 90 days in women after stroke.