Ischemic Stroke

Delay In Treatment Seen For Acute Ischemic Stroke During Covid-19

WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2020 -- A significant delay in treatment has been observed for patients with acute ischemic stroke during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published online May 28 in the Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery. Clemens...
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Shrinking Door-to-needle Time In Stroke Proves Its Worth

(MedPage Today) -- Shorter times to thrombolytic therapy in acute stroke led to better long-term survival and lower readmission risk, an analysis of Medicare patients showed. One year later, ischemic stroke patients treated with intravenous tissue...
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Asymptomatic Intracranial Stenosis: No Cause For Alarm

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Asymptomatic intracranial stenosis was common in older adults but appeared fairly benign in the context of intensive medical therapy after a minor stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) in the Oxford Vascular Study (OXVASC...
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Residual Shunt Size Matters After Pfo Closure

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Having a residual shunt after percutaneous patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure was associated with an elevated risk of stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) recurrence years after the procedure, researchers found in a...
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Endovascular Thrombectomy Alone Noninferior In Ischemic Stroke

THURSDAY, May 7, 2020 -- Endovascular thrombectomy alone is noninferior to endovascular thrombectomy preceded by intravenous alteplase for patients with acute ischemic stroke from large-vessel occlusion, according to a study published online May 6...
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More Rural Stroke Patients Now Treated At Certified Stroke Centers

TUESDAY, May 5, 2020 -- In the last decade, there has been a shift toward care in certified stroke centers for rural residents with acute ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack, according to a study published online May 4 in JAMA...
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Add-on Colchicine Cost-effective After Mi

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Low-dose colchicine lowered the risk of ischemic cardiovascular (CV) events after MI, and did so cost-effectively, according to results from the Canadian COLCOT trial. The primary efficacy outcome -- CV death (CVD), MI,...
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Artificial Intelligence Can Speed Up The Detection Of Stroke

Timely detection and accurate segmentation of acute ischemic stroke (AIS) lesions on magnetic resonance images (MRIs) are essential for the triaging patient for endovascular therapy. Lesion segmentation is a routine process where the abnormal areas...
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Apixaban Seems Safer Than Rivaroxaban For A-fib

TUESDAY, March 10, 2020 -- Among adults with atrial fibrillation, the rates for ischemic stroke or systemic embolism and bleeding are lower with apixaban compared with rivaroxaban, according to a study published online March 10 in the Annals of...
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Vegetarian Diet Linked To Lower Stroke Risk

A vegetarian diet rich in nuts, vegetables, and soy has been linked to a lower risk of both ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, new research suggests. Medscape Medical News
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Foto-tia: Focus On The Eye May Discriminate Tia, Stroke Vs Mimics

A look at the retinal microvasculature could discern stroke or transient ischemic attack from a mimic condition. In the near future, AI could expedite triage of these patients. Medscape Medical News
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New Drug Helps To Preserve Brain Cells For A Time After Stroke

After 50 years of research and the testing of over 1,000 drugs, there is new hope for preserving brain cells for a time after stroke. Treating acute ischemic stroke patients with an experimental neuroprotective drug, combined with a surgical...
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A Tale Of Two Strokes: Hemorrhagic Cases Getting Left Behind

]]>(MedPage Today) -- LOS ANGELES -- Improvements over the past decades in ischemic stroke mortality haven't been mirrored by even a budge in hemorrhagic stroke prognosis, a population-based study from the Netherlands showed. In the Rotterdam...
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Mobile Stroke Unit Availability Improves Stroke Clinical Outcomes

]]>(MedPage Today) -- LOS ANGELES -- Mobile stroke units not only sped stroke treatment but improved outcomes for ischemic stroke, a trial from early-adopter Berlin showed. Modified Rankin Scale (mRS) score at 90 days shifted significantly...
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Risk Of Major Heart Complications Up Shortly Following Stroke

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020 -- Ischemic stroke is independently associated with increased risk of incident poststroke major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) in both men and women, according to a study published in the February issue of...
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Brilinta Shines In Stroke Prevention; Leadless Pacing Expands; Triglyceride Drug Clears Hurdle

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Adding ticagrelor (Brilinta) to aspirin reduced risk of stroke and death among people at high risk due to a recent minor acute ischemic stroke or high-risk transient ischemic attack in topline results from the THALES trial,...
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Chicago Physician Among Appointed Authors Of New Guidelines For Treatment Of Ischemic Stroke

Chicago Physician Among Appointed Authors of New Guidelines for Treatment of Ischemic Stroke
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Mobile Stroke Unit Care May Reduce Time To Thrombolysis

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2019 -- Mobile stroke unit (MSU) care is associated with quicker time to thrombolysis in acute ischemic stroke compared with conventional ambulance care in a densely populated urban area, according to a study published online...
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What Caused Ischemic Stroke In Healthy 51-year-old?

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Problem was not really cardiovascular in origin
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Lower Ldl Target Better After Stroke

]]>(MedPage Today) -- PHILADELPHIA -- For patients experiencing ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack with evidence of atherosclerosis, setting a low LDL cholesterol target improved outcomes in the randomized Treat Stroke to Target trial...
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