A review of the 2016 American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology guidelines for management and diagnosis of peripheral arterial disease.
Estimated risk from age 25 years onward is 24.9%, with geographic variation in risk.
Genetic and lifestyle factors are independently associated with incident stroke among men and women aged 40 to 73 years.
One in 2 women and 1 in 3 men will develop dementia, stroke, or parkinsonism during their lifetime.
The Get With the Guidelines-Stroke program includes measures such as neurologist assessment, rehabilitation evaluation, and education on stroke risk factors.
Approximately 28% of stroke patients have diabetes, and the presence of diabetes can increase the risk for poor stroke outcome.
The consumption of whole-fat dairy products may reduce cardiovascular disease and mortality risk, contrary to current dietary guidelines that advise limited consumption of fat-free or low-fat dairy products.
Among adult survivors of stroke, Medicaid increased, non-adherence decreased after ACA implementation.
Patients with atrial fibrillation who have ≥1 non-sex CHA2DS2VASc stroke risk factor should receive oral anticoagulation as antithrombotic therapy.
Current oral contraceptive products contain lower doses of estrogen than those used in the past, prompting reconsideration of risks and benefits.
Investigators examined the incidence and outcomes of pneumonia in patients with acute ischemic stroke and type 2 diabetes.
Alcohol consumption may be inversely related to nonfatal CHD risk but positively correlated with risks for other stroke subtypes.
Based on data from four states, in 2015, 35.5% of adult stroke survivors used outpatient rehab.
Patients with resolved atrial fibrillation have an increased risk for stroke or transient ischemic attack.
Investigators examined presenting features of migraine vs arterial ischemic stroke in children presenting to the emergency department.
Among current drinkers without previous diagnosis of cardiovascular disease, the threshold for lowest risk of all-cause mortality is about 100 g of alcohol consumed per week.
A reasonable proportion of patients with epilepsy who have received treatment with pharmaceutical-grade cannabidiol products along with antiepileptic drugs have experienced a decrease in seizure frequency.
Medicare patients with ED visits pertaining to imminent ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms, stroke, acute myocardial infarctions, or other cardiovascular relating events are very likely to be diagnosed prior to hospital discharge.
Patients diagnosed with PFO prior to noncardiac surgery have an elevated ischemic stroke risk.
A clinical prediction tool successfully forecasts subarachnoid hemorrhage management from ruptured intracranial aneurysms.
At the 2018 International Stroke Conference in Los Angeles, the AHA/ASA released updated guidelines for the early management of ischemic strokes, which account for 87% of all strokes.
Ginkgo biloba extract, along with aspiring, may help cognition in acute ischemic stroke patients.
Use of PPIs was associated with increased risks of first -time ischemic stroke and MI, particularly among long -term users and at high doses.
Patients who discontinued aspirin use experience a higher risk of cardiovascular events.
A 55-year-old man with a history of hypertension and migraines is sent by his primary care provider to the emergency department for a spinal tap to rule out meningitis.
Birth in a high stroke mortality state was associated with a significantly increased risk of dementia.
The incidence of all strokes decreased over time in men, but not women, due to a decrease in ischemic stroke.
Stopping statin therapy 3 to 6 months after an initial ischemic stroke may increase risk of a recurrent stroke.
Researchers sought to examine the link between intelligence scores during childhood and leading causes of death during the life course.
The most effective programs offered patients exercises aimed at strength, balance, stretching, and aerobic fitness.