Tag: recurrent stroke

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...

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....

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...

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...

Sleep Burden Index Predicts Recurrent Stroke

A sleep burden index that considers multiple sleep-wake disturbances (SWDs) predicts subsequent cardio-cerebrovascular events during the 2 years after a stroke, preliminary results on an...

New Classification Urged for PFO-Associated Stroke

A call has been made for a new classification of ischemic stroke for patients who have a patent foramen ovale (PFO) that is thought to...