Tag: ischemic stroke

Extended AF Monitoring Worth Considering After Eye Stroke

Extended cardiac monitoring for the detection of atrial fibrillation (AF) should be considered in patients who have a stroke caused by central retinal artery occlusion,...

Dual Antiplatelet Therapy in Mild Stroke: Better at Lower BP?

Patients with mild stroke or high-risk transient ischemic attack (TIA) had a greater benefit from dual antiplatelet therapy if their blood pressure was lower at...

Large Vessel Stroke Linked to AstraZeneca COVID Vaccine

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The first cases of large vessel arterial occlusion strokes linked to...

Similar Outcome With EVT and Medical Tx in Basilar Artery Stroke

New data fail to support an advantage of endovascular therapy (EVT) over standard medical therapy among patients with basilar-artery-occlusion stroke. In the trial, the likelihood...

Vagus Nerve Stimulation, Rehab Effective After Stroke

Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) paired with intensive rehabilitation for moderate to severe arm weakness months or even years after stroke may lead to a greater...

Black Patients Less Likely to Receive Acute Stroke Treatment

Race and insurance status appear to influence whether patients receive stroke treatment with thrombolysis and endovascular therapy (EVT), new research shows. In a study of...

Paroxysmal AF Can Recur but Burden Plunges After Durable Ablation

A randomized comparison of two ablation catheter designs in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) may say less about the choice of equipment than the...

Stroke ‘Not a Common Complication’ in COVID-19: New Studies

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Two new large international studies have found relatively low rates of...

‘Healthy’ Plant-Based Diet Linked to Reduced Stroke Risk

Maintaining a healthy plant-based diet is associated with a lower risk for both total stroke and ischemic stroke, results from a study of three large...

Telestroke Care Tied to Improved Reperfusion Rate, Mortality

Patients with ischemic stroke who receive care at hospitals with telestroke capacity are more likely to receive reperfusion therapy, and the 30-day mortality rate is...

Late-Window Stroke Thrombolysis Not Linked to Clot Migration

In patients with acute ischemic stroke, the use of thrombolysis in the late window of 4.5 to 9 hours after symptom onset was not associated...

Score Aids Treatment Decision in Mild Large-Vessel Stroke

Patents who experience an ischemic stroke and who have a large-vessel occlusion but only mild symptoms are at “substantial” risk for early neurologic deterioration after...

PFO Closure Beneficial in Stroke Patients With Thrombophilia

Thrombophilic patients who have had an ischemic stroke and have a patent foramen ovale (PFO) benefit from having the PFO closed, a new study suggests....

COVID-19 and Risk of Clotting: ‘Be Proactive About Prevention’

The risk of arterial and venous thrombosis in patients with COVID-19 has been a major issue throughout the pandemic, and how best to manage this...

High Systolic BP After EVT for Stroke Tied to Poor Outcomes

Higher maximum systolic blood pressures during the first 6 hours after endovascular treatment (EVT) are associated with worse functional outcomes in patients with acute ischemic...

No Extra Cardiopulmonary Event Reduction With High-Dose Flu Vac

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

The Drastic Effects of COVID-19 on Stroke Services

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused large reductions in the number of patients with acute stroke presenting to hospital, increased in-hospital stroke mortality, and many post-stroke...

Disabling Stroke Reduced With Ticagrelor After Minor Stroke, TIA

Additional results from the THALES trial have shown that one month’s dual antiplatelet therapy with ticagrelor (Brilinta; Astra Zeneca) plus aspirin is associated with a...

Local Hospitals Still Have a Role in Treating Severe Stroke

For patients suspected of having a large-vessel occlusion stroke, direct transfer to a comprehensive stroke center capable of endovascular therapy that is farther away than...

New ‘Wake-up’ Stroke Analysis Strengthens Case for Thrombolysis

Evidence supporting the use of thrombolysis for selected stroke patients with unknown time of onset has been strengthened with data from a new individual patient...

Lupus-Specific Predictors for CVD Described in Black Patients

Black patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are known to have significantly elevated risk for stroke and ischemic heart disease (IHD), compared with non-Black patients...

Small Complicated Carotid Plaques May Be Culprit in Some Strokes

The presence of certain complicating features on plaques in the carotid artery are an under-recognized cause of ischemic stroke, a new study suggests. The CAPIAS...

Stroke May Be First Symptom of COVID-19 in Younger Patients

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Stroke may be the first presenting symptom of COVID-19 in younger...

Added Steam for Colchicine as Secondary Prevention

The anti-inflammatory drug colchicine picked up new support as secondary prevention in chronic coronary disease, cutting the risk of cardiovascular events by one third when added...

Aspirin Alone Preferred Antithrombotic Strategy After TAVI

Aspirin alone after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) significantly reduced bleeding compared with aspirin plus clopidogrel, without increasing thromboembolic events, in the latest results from...