Echocardiographic Risk Factors for Stroke and Outcomes in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation Anticoagulated With Apixaban or Warfarin Clinical Sciences

Conclusions—In anticoagulated patients with atrial fibrillation and risk factors for stroke, echocardiographic findings do not seem to add to the risk of thromboembolic events.Clinical Trial Registration—URL: http://www.clinicaltrials.gov. Unique identifier: NCT00412984.
Source: Stroke - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Arrhythmias, Echocardiography, Intracranial Hemorrhage, Ischemic Stroke Original Contributions Source Type: research

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The Critical Care Resource Nurse Team (CCRNT) evolved from our traditional Rapid Response Team (RRT). The CCRNT is a unique paradigm created using the conceptual framework of the American Association of Critical Care Nursing Synergy Model for Patient Care. The goal of the CCRNT is to help align nurse competencies with patient needs. This team was seen as a much-needed strong clinical support by nursing leadership as large numbers of inexperienced new graduate registered nurses were hired and senior experienced nurses were leaving the workforce. The CCRNT supports 24/7 RRT, Code Blue, Code Stroke, Emergency Airway Response ...
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CNS Neurosci Ther. 2021 Dec 3. doi: 10.1111/cns.13763. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTPostoperative neurological disorders, including postoperative delirium (POD), postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD), postoperative covert ischemic stroke, and hemorrhagic stroke, are challenging clinical problems in the emerging aged surgical population. These disorders can deteriorate functional outcomes and long-term quality of life after surgery, resulting in a substantial social and financial burden to the family and society. Understanding predisposing and precipitating factors may promote individualized preventive treatment for e...
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Contributors : Hiroshi Deguchi ; Darlene J Elias ; John H GriffinSeries Type : Genome variation profiling by genome tiling arrayOrganism : Homo sapiensYounger age and VTE recurrence are more likely to be caused by genetic risk factors than secondary VTE in older patients who more likely have comorbidities. When the exome rare variant genotyping database of the Scripps VTE Registry for adults
Source: GEO: Gene Expression Omnibus - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Tags: Genome variation profiling by genome tiling array Homo sapiens Source Type: research
Background Cognitive impairment is prevalent in heart failure and is associated with higher mortality rates. The mechanism behind cognitive impairment in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) has not been established. Objective The aim of this study was to evaluate associations between abnormal cardiac hemodynamics and cognitive impairment in individuals with HFpEF. Methods A secondary analysis of Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities) study data was performed. Participants free of stroke or dementia who completed in-person assessments at visit 5 were in...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Cognitive Function in Heart Failure Source Type: research
Conclusions: CoVS is associated with higher severity, poor outcome, and increased mortality. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection and baseline stroke severity are independent predictors of mortality.
Source: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions: In this study of patients admitted with dengue, neurological complications due to dengue were seen in 2.64%. Encephalopathy, encephalitis and syncope were the commonest manifestations, followed by acute symptomatic seizures, intracranial haemorrhage and GBS. The entire neuroaxis can be involved in dengue infection. To the best of our knowledge, this is the largest reported study of neurological complications of dengue.
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Patients with primary antiphospholipid syndrome (PAPS) may suffer from venous and/or arterial thrombosis, but studies addressing eventual clinical and laboratory features that may discriminate between arterial thromboembolism (ATE) from venous thromboembolism (VTE) have been poorly addressed.
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Atrial fibrillation is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia in the general population. In western countries with aging populations, atrial fibrillation poses a significant health concern, as it is associated with a high risk of thromboembolism, stroke, congestive heart failure, and myocardial infarction. Thrombi are generated in the left atrial appendage, and subsequent embolism into the cerebral circulation is a major cause of ischemic stroke. Therefore, patients have a lifetime risk of stroke, and those at high risk, defined as a CHA2DS2-VASc2 (congestive heart failure, hypertension, age>75 years, diabetes mel...
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Conclusion This study will provide important information regarding the effectiveness and safety of rivaroxaban treatment in Japanese patients with NVAF among general practitioners.
Source: Journal of Arrhythmia - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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