Ischemic Stroke

Long-term Decline In Stroke Greater In Older Adults

Although the occurrence of first-ever ischemic stroke (strokes due to a blood clot that blocks a blood vessel in the brain) at middle age has been decreasing over time, researchers have found that the decline is not as steep as seen in older adults.
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Use Of Rehab After Ischemic Stroke Varies In Acute Care

WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 -- There is considerable variation in the use of rehabilitation services in the acute care setting following ischemic stroke, according to a study published in the May issue of Physical Therapy. Amit Kumar, Ph.D., from...
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Patent Foramen Ovale Ups Ischemic Stroke In Those With Pe

WEDNESDAY, May 8, 2019 -- For patients with symptomatic pulmonary embolism (PE), the frequency of recent ischemic stroke is higher in those with patent foramen ovale (PFO), according to a study published online May 7 in the Annals of Internal...
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John Singleton's Death Certificate Reveals Actual Date Of Death By Stroke

John Singleton died of a stroke ... according to his death certificate, but there's a new detail that was kept secret ... until now.  The certificate -- obtained by TMZ -- lists the cause of death as acute ischemic stroke, intracerebral…
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Genetic Variants May Influence Poststroke Recovery

Our genes may have a bearing not only on our stroke risk, but probably also on how well we recover after stroke. For the first time, scientists have identified common genetic variants that are associated with outcome after ischemic stroke.
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Pure Omega-3 Prescription Drug Markedly Reduces First, Repeat And Total Cv Events

Taking a high dose of icosapent ethyl -- a pure and stable prescription form of the omega-3 fatty acid known as EPA -- significantly reduces the occurrence of first, subsequent and total ischemic events, including heart attacks, strokes and related...
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Asa: Flu-like Illness Linked To Increased Risk For Stroke

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30, 2019 -- Influenza-like illness (ILI) is associated with an increased risk for ischemic stroke and cervical artery dissection (CeAD), according to two studies presented at the American Stroke Association International Stroke...
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Readmissions High After Endovascular Therapy For Stroke

Patents undergoing endovascular therapy for acute ischemic stroke have a high rate of 30-day non-elective hospital readmission but no higher than those receiving thrombolysis alone, a new large cohort study suggests. Medscape Medical News
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In-hospital Infection May Up Readmission After Stroke

THURSDAY, Nov. 8, 2018 -- For patients with ischemic stroke, infection during stroke hospitalization is associated with increased odds of 30-day readmission, according to a study published online Nov. 1 in Stroke. Amelia K. Boehme, Ph.D., from...
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Gofundme Launched After Mf Doom Producer Jneiro Jarel Suffers Stroke

The JJ DOOM producer is recovering from a “massive, ischemic stroke.”
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Experimental Vaccine May Reduce Post-stroke Blood Clot Risk

An experimental vaccine might one day protect ischemic stroke survivors from developing blood clots and subsequent strokes. The vaccine was found to be as safe and effective as one of the most widely used oral blood thinners currently used to reduce...
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Aha: Ozone Pollution May Be Linked To A Type Of Bleeding Stroke

THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Exposure to the main ingredient in smog may be linked to a type of bleeding stroke, according to new research. Studies have shown an association between clot-caused ischemic stroke, the most...
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Skills-based Intervention Did Not Cut Systolic Bp After Stroke, Tia

FRIDAY, Oct. 12, 2018 -- A culturally tailored, skills-based educational intervention did not reduce systolic blood pressure at one year after stroke/transient ischemic attack, according to a study published online Oct. 8 in JAMA...
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Biogen Begins Phase Iii Study On Ischemic Stroke Candidate

Biogen Inc. BIIB announced the initiation of phase III study – CHARM – to evaluate its pipeline candidate, BIIB093, for the prevention and treatment of severe cerebral edema in large hemispheric infarction (“LHI”). BIIB093 is...
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Four Out Of 10 Patients With Atrial Fibrillation Have Unknown Brain Damage

A new study finds that four out of 10 patients with atrial fibrillation but no history of stroke or transient ischemic attack have previously unknown brain damage.
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Pfo Closure Plus Antiplatelet Tx Advised For Cryogenic Stroke

FRIDAY, July 27, 2018 -- For patients younger than 60 years who have had a cryptogenic ischemic stroke thought to be secondary to patent foramen ovale (PFO), who are open to all treatment options, PFO closure plus antiplatelet therapy is...
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Lytic No Better Than Aspirin For Mild Ischemic Stroke

(MedPage Today) -- But early termination of randomized PRISM trial made findings not definitive
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Half Of Cv Events Occur From Two To Five Years Post-tia, -stroke

WEDNESDAY, June 27, 2018 -- For patients who experienced a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or minor stroke, the rate of a composite of stroke, acute coronary syndrome, or death from cardiovascular causes is 12.9 percent at five years, with half of...
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Increased Risk Of Mi, Ischemic Stroke After Copd Exacerbation

TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 -- For adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), acute exacerbations are associated with increased risk of myocardial infarction and ischemic stroke, according to a study published online May 3 in the Annals...
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Electrophysiological Sign Of Cerebral Infarction Identified

Researchers have analyzed the underlying electrophysiological indicators of subarachnoid hemorrhage, the second most common type of brain hemorrhage that can lead to ischemic stroke within a matter of days. Their findings may lay the foundations for...
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