Decline in Stroke Rates Limited to Men Decline in Stroke Rates Limited to Men
The good news is that overall stroke incidence rates are declining, but a closer look shows the reductions are driven largely by declines among men.Medscape Medical News
Results from experiments on mice with cerebral ischemia are promising and produce blood-flow images that are comparable to those obtained with MRI, but in real time.
We report a 54-year-old woman with scorpion bite. After 3 hours of admission, the patient developed sudden onset tachycardia with hypotension. Cardiac evaluation showed raised creatine kinase MB isoenzyme was elevated; ECG and two-dimensional echocardiog...
(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine
Condition: Acute Ischemic Stroke Intervention: Sponsor: Dongguan People's Hospital Completed
Study confirms the links between gestational diabetes and cardiovascular disease found by other studies.
Jian Qiu, Xin Wang, Fei Wu, Lei Wan, Baohua Cheng, Yili Wu, Bo Bai
We report a 68-year-old man who presented with transient ideomotor apraxia and mildly elevated soluble interleukin-2 receptor levels. He was initially diagnosed with aortogenic embolic stroke. He developed rapidly progressive neurological manifestations with enlargement of brain lesions on brain computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging and died 3 months after symptom onset. The diagnosis of IVL could not be made by random skin biopsy, but was finally made at autopsy. For the early diagnosis, sufficient random skin biopsy or brain biopsy should be planned when suspected.Case Rep Neurol 2017;9:234 –240
We report a case of a male patient with stroke caused by atrial fibrillation (AF) due to thyrotoxicosis. At hospital admission, he presented hypertension and AF. Magnetic resonance imaging confirmed a right-side ischemic area. The thyrotoxicosis was confirmed by thyroid function and thyroid scintigraphy that showed goiter with diffuse hypercaptation. The patient was treated with tapazole and total thyroidectomy, and pathological findings suggested Graves ’ disease. Hyperthyroidism is associated with increased supraventricular ectopic activity in patients with a normal heart, and may be an important causal link betwee...
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Authors: Felczak P, Lewandowska E, Stępniak I, Ołdak M, Pollak A, Lechowicz U, Pasennik E, Stępień T, Wierzba-Bobrowicz T Abstract Ultrastructural changes in skeletal muscle biopsy in a 24-year-old female patient with clinically suspected mitochondrial encephalomyopathy lactic acidosis and stroke-like episodes (MELAS) syndrome are presented. We observed proliferation and/or pleomorphism of mitochondria in skeletal muscle and smooth muscle cells of arterioles, as well as in pericytes of capillaries. Paracrystalline inclusions were found only in damaged mitochondria of skeletal muscle. Genetic testing revealed a ...