Stroke

Hospitals Using Get With the Guidelines-Stroke Program Offer Better Quality Care in Ischemic Stroke

Hospitals Using Get With the Guidelines-Stroke Program Offer Better Quality Care in Ischemic Stroke

The Get With the Guidelines-Stroke program includes measures such as neurologist assessment, rehabilitation evaluation, and education on stroke risk factors.

Diabetes Common in Patients With Ischemic, Hemorrhagic Stroke

Diabetes Common in Patients With Ischemic, Hemorrhagic Stroke

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Approximately 28% of stroke patients have diabetes, and the presence of diabetes can increase the risk for poor stroke outcome.

Increased Dairy Consumption Linked to Reduced CVD, Mortality Risk in Low-, Middle-Income Countries

Increased Dairy Consumption Linked to Reduced CVD, Mortality Risk in Low-, Middle-Income Countries

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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.

In Stroke Survivors, Cost-Related Non-Adherence Down After ACA

In Stroke Survivors, Cost-Related Non-Adherence Down After ACA

Among adult survivors of stroke, Medicaid increased, non-adherence decreased after ACA implementation.

CHEST Releases Guideline for Antithrombotic Therapy in Atrial Fibrillation

CHEST Releases Guideline for Antithrombotic Therapy in Atrial Fibrillation

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Patients with atrial fibrillation who have ≥1 non-sex CHA2DS2VASc stroke risk factor should receive oral anticoagulation as antithrombotic therapy.

Hormonal Contraceptives and Migraine: Is It Time to Revisit Stroke Risk?

Hormonal Contraceptives and Migraine: Is It Time to Revisit Stroke Risk?

Current oral contraceptive products contain lower doses of estrogen than those used in the past, prompting reconsideration of risks and benefits.

Type 2 Diabetes Does Not Affect Pneumonia Incidence, Outcomes After Stroke

Type 2 Diabetes Does Not Affect Pneumonia Incidence, Outcomes After Stroke

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Investigators examined the incidence and outcomes of pneumonia in patients with acute ischemic stroke and type 2 diabetes.

Alcohol Consumption Inversely Linked to Nonfatal Coronary Heart Disease

Alcohol Consumption Inversely Linked to Nonfatal Coronary Heart Disease

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Alcohol consumption may be inversely related to nonfatal CHD risk but positively correlated with risks for other stroke subtypes.

CDC: Outpatient Rehab Rates Suboptimal for Stroke Survivors

CDC: Outpatient Rehab Rates Suboptimal for Stroke Survivors

Based on data from four states, in 2015, 35.5% of adult stroke survivors used outpatient rehab.

Stroke, TIA Risk Remain High After Atrial Fibrillation Resolved

Stroke, TIA Risk Remain High After Atrial Fibrillation Resolved

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Patients with resolved atrial fibrillation have an increased risk for stroke or transient ischemic attack.

Discerning Arterial Ischemic Stroke From Migraine in Pediatric Emergency Departments

Discerning Arterial Ischemic Stroke From Migraine in Pediatric Emergency Departments

Investigators examined presenting features of migraine vs arterial ischemic stroke in children presenting to the emergency department.

Sickle cell trait not linked to increased risk of ischemic stroke

In this meta-analysis of prospective population-based studies, sickle cell trait was not associated with any difference in risk of first ischemic stroke.

Study Finds Safe Alcohol Consumption Guidelines May Not Be Strict Enough

Study Finds Safe Alcohol Consumption Guidelines May Not Be Strict Enough

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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.

Cannabinoids May Decrease Seizure Frequency in Refractory Epilepsy

Cannabinoids May Decrease Seizure Frequency in Refractory Epilepsy

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.

Undiagnosed CV events low for elderly patients in emergency department

Undiagnosed CV events low for elderly patients in emergency department

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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.

Patent foramen ovale associated with stroke risk after noncardiac surgery

Patent foramen ovale associated with stroke risk after noncardiac surgery

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Patients diagnosed with PFO prior to noncardiac surgery have an elevated ischemic stroke risk.

Predicting mortality and outcomes after a subarachnoid hemorrhage

Predicting mortality and outcomes after a subarachnoid hemorrhage

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A clinical prediction tool successfully forecasts subarachnoid hemorrhage management from ruptured intracranial aneurysms.

Acute ischemic stroke: new guidelines open treatment window to 24 hours

Acute ischemic stroke: new guidelines open treatment window to 24 hours

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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 aids cognition in stroke patients

Ginkgo biloba extract aids cognition in stroke patients

Ginkgo biloba extract, along with aspiring, may help cognition in acute ischemic stroke patients.

PPI use associated with risk of stroke, myocardial infarction

PPI use associated with risk of stroke, myocardial infarction

Use of PPIs was associated with increased risks of first -time ischemic stroke and MI, particularly among long -term users and at high doses.

Aspirin discontinuation increases risk of cardiovascular events

Aspirin discontinuation increases risk of cardiovascular events

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Patients who discontinued aspirin use experience a higher risk of cardiovascular events.

Case Study: Headache, neck stiffness, and fever

Case Study: Headache, neck stiffness, and fever

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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.

Individuals born in states with high stroke mortality have increased risk of dementia

Individuals born in states with high stroke mortality have increased risk of dementia

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Birth in a high stroke mortality state was associated with a significantly increased risk of dementia.

Stroke incidence has decreased over time in men

Stroke incidence has decreased over time in men

The incidence of all strokes decreased over time in men, but not women, due to a decrease in ischemic stroke.

Ending statin therapy after initial stroke increases risk of recurrence

Ending statin therapy after initial stroke increases risk of recurrence

Stopping statin therapy 3 to 6 months after an initial ischemic stroke may increase risk of a recurrent stroke.

Higher childhood intelligence linked to lower mortality risk

Higher childhood intelligence linked to lower mortality risk

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Researchers sought to examine the link between intelligence scores during childhood and leading causes of death during the life course.

Exercise may improve cognitive function after stroke

Exercise may improve cognitive function after stroke

The most effective programs offered patients exercises aimed at strength, balance, stretching, and aerobic fitness.

Apixaban linked to higher rates of stroke than warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation

Apixaban linked to higher rates of stroke than warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation

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Rivaroxaban once daily and dabigatran twice daily showed evidence of lower thromboembolic rates.

Prestroke psychosocial factors linked to poststroke depression risk in women

Prestroke psychosocial factors linked to poststroke depression risk in women

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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.

Migraine increases stroke risk in surgical patients

Migraine increases stroke risk in surgical patients

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Surgical patients with a history of migraine have an increased risk of perioperative ischemic stroke and a higher 30-day hospital readmission rate.

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