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
CONCLUSION: Increased cyclic right atrial volumes and mild alterations in right atrial functional properties could be demonstrated in idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome patients. PMID: 29234843 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Obesity and overweight can lead to a heart attack, stroke, or diabetes. Yet, there are other ways to determine someone ’s chances of developing a cardiometabolic health condition. According to a recentstudy presented at the Radiological Society of North America annual meeting, the way fat is distributed throughout the body can indicate someone ’s cardiometabolic risk. Study lead Miriam A. Bredella, MD, a radiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and associate professor at Harvard Medical School, and her colleagues evaluated 200 overweight and obese people who were the mean age of 37 and had similar BMI. The...
Douwe P. Bergsma, Joris A. Elshout, Albert V. van den Berg
CONCLUSIONS: Most patients hospitalized for NVAF were discharged to home support, and the majority did not have OAC treatment during hospitalization or the 30 days post-discharge. Additional investigation should be conducted on trends beyond 30 days post hospitalization and the reasons for not receiving anticoagulation therapy in patients at moderate to severe risk of stroke or systemic embolism. Helping to avoid preventable strokes is an important goal for public health. PMID: 29235900 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Use of oral anticoagulant (OAC) therapy for stroke prevention is a main aspect of management for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). Guidelines for the management of AF indicate that OAC is usually needed in patients with at least one stroke risk factor . This has been possibly achieved for a long time using a vitamin K antagonist (VKA). This may also be done for a few years using one of the non-vitamin K oral anticoagulant (NOACs) in case the patient has neither a EHRA (Evaluated Heartvalves, Rheumatic or Artificial) Type 1 valvular AF nor a contraindication to NOAC .
Conclusion: NIRS-based selective shunting during CEA seems to be safe and reliable for monitoring cerebral perfusion in terms of postoperative stroke and neurologic symptoms. It also reduces unnecessary shunt usage. PMID: 29234612 [PubMed]
Bad News for Diet Soda Lovers. Study links artificially sweetened drinks with higher risk of stroke and dementia. by Shelley Emling, AARP, December 14, 2017|Comments: 204. Bad News for Diet Soda Lovers. Getty Images. President Donald Trump gulps down a dozen Diet Cokes each day, The New York Times reported ...
Does methamphetamine use put young people at risk for hemorrhagic stroke? What might be the mechanisms of methamphetamine-associated stroke?Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
Authors: Rashid HN, Gooley RP, Nerlekar N, Ihdayhid AR, McCormick LM, Nasis A, Cameron JD, Brown AJ Abstract AIMS: Leaflet thrombosis (LT) has become increasingly recognised following transcatheter and surgical aortic ABV replacement and can be reliably identified by MDCT. However, it is ongoing debate whether MDCT-defined LT is associated with adverse cerebrovascular outcomes. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the incidence and clinical outcomes associated with multidetector computed tomography (MDCT)-defined leaflet thrombosis following aortic bioprosthetic valve (ABV) replacement. ...