Tag : cva (cerebrovascular accident)

Neurology

Incidence of Stroke, But Not MI, Increasing in Young People

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The incidence of stroke increased among younger adults in a retrospective study, while acute myocardial infarction, despite sharing many cardiovascular risk factors with stroke, did...
Neurology

Chili Pepper Consumption Linked to Better Midlife Survival

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In a meta-analysis of four geographically diverse observational studies, a higher intake of any type of chili pepper was associated with a lower rate of...
Neurology

ECG Increases AF Detection, but Not Anticoagulation, After Stroke

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Researchers suggest that additional ECG monitoring should be focused on patients with stroke who are at increased risk of atrial fibrillation. Medscape Medical News Source...
Neurology

Marijuana Use Tied to Repeat MI, Stroke After PCI

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Cannabis users were more likely to have a second MI, especially if middle-aged, Black, or male, and they had a higher risk of bleeding or...
Neurology

Blood Pressure Treatment Reduces Bleeding in ICH

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Compared with standard treatment, intensive blood pressure lowering does not improve function but does appear to reduce hematoma growth, a new study suggests. Medscape Medical...
Neurology

No Extra Cardiopulmonary Event Reduction With High-Dose Flu Vac

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The high-dose vaccine was not more effective than standard vaccine in lowering the risk for death or hospitalizations for cardiac or pulmonary events in older...
Neurology

Target Ticagrelor to Minor Stroke, TIA Patients With AS

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Latest results from the THALES trial show that dual antiplatelet therapy with ticagrelor and aspirin has the best risk-benefit ratio for patients who also have...
Neurology

VNS May Improve Upper-Limb Rehabilitation After Stroke

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About half of patients who underwent vagus nerve stimulation and intensive rehabilitation had improved functional response vs sham stimulation with rehab, with low adverse event...
Neurology

STRENGTH Trial Questions CV Benefit of High-Dose Omega-3s

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Questions about the CV benefit of omega-3 fatty acids and the high-dose eicosapentaenoic acid product, Vascepa, have resurfaced with results of the STRENGTH trial using...
Neurology

RIVER: Rivaroxaban Rivals Warfarin in AF, Mitral Bioprosthesis

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The trial from Brazil may not be easily extrapolated to other regions, but it starts to fill a largely vacant evidence base for patients not...
Neurology

The Drastic Effects of COVID-19 on Stroke Services

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Although both the quantity and quality of care was significantly reduced at the start of the pandemic, stroke services are reorganizing with increasing roles for...
Neurology

FDA Class I Recall: Stryker Trevo XP ProVue Retrievers

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The core wire could break or separate when retracting, causing serious problems; 11 injuries and one death have been reported. News Alerts Source link...
Neurology

Local Hospitals Still Have a Role in Treating Severe Stroke

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Outcomes were similar for patients with suspected large-vessel occlusions who were first taken to a local hospital and those who were transported farther to a...
Neurology

New 'Wake-up' Stroke Analysis Strengthens Case for Thrombolysis

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Thrombolysis was associated with better functional outcomes for patients with ischemic stroke of unknown time of onset selected by advanced imaging techniques in a new...
Neurology

FDA Broadens Ticagrelor Indication to Stroke Prevention

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In the THALES trial, ticagrelor plus aspirin led to a statistically significant reduction in stroke or death in with patients acute ischemic stroke or high-risk...
Neurology

Small Complicated Carotid Plaques May Be Culprit in Some Strokes

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A new study suggests it’s not just the size of carotid stenosis but also specific plaque features that are important in causing ischemic stroke, and...
Neurology

New Target to Combat COVID-Related Thrombosis?

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More than half of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 have prothrombotic antiphospholipid autoantibodies in their blood, which may trigger to blood clots, new research suggests. Medscape...
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Tele-Rehab After Stroke Shows Promising Results

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Stroke patients who engage in rehabilitation training at home through live video consultations may recover motor skills better than through in-person rehab sessions, results of...

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