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Women Who Are Most at Risk of Stroke

Stroke affects 55,000 more women than men each year in the United States. It's the leading cause of disability and the third leading cause of death in women, the researchers said in background notes.
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*New* Cardiology MCQs from Cardiophile MD – Volume 3: Interactive Kindle Edition Cardiology MCQs from Cardiophile MD – Volume 3 Paperback Modified Rankin Score (mRS) of 5 after recovery from a cardiac arrest would indicate: Correct answer:  d) Severe disability The score range for 0 with no symptoms to 6 which would mean mortality. In between there is 1 with no significant disability and 2 with slight disability. Moderate disability requiring some help is 3 and 4 is moderately severe disability in which the person is not able to walk or attend to bodily needs without help. Reference Rankin J. Cerebr...
Source: Cardiophile MD - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Cardiology MCQ DM / DNB Cardiology Entrance Source Type: blogs
Markers of dispersion of myocardial repolarization have been proposed to identify the patients at higher risk of malignant arrhythmic events. The aim of the present study is to assess a possible association of the electrocardiografic (ECG) markers of the dispersion of repolarization with the type of stroke, involvement of insula, neurological severity (National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale, NIHSS score), and disability (modified Rankin Scale, mRS score) in patients with a cerebrovascular event.
Source: Journal of Electrocardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
The risk of complications from thromboembolism is increased for patients with malignancy. Cancer-associated stroke is also a serious issue with regard to the management of patients with cancer because stroke incidence often causes disabilities that affect daily life and cancer treatment strategy.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Case Studies Source Type: research
Ischemic stroke results from the interruption of blood flow to the brain resulting in long-term motor and cognitive neurological deficits, and it is a leading cause of death and disability. Current interventions focus on the restoration of blood flow to limit neuronal death, but these treatments have a therapeutic window of only a few hours and do not address post-stroke cerebral inflammation. The complement system, a component of the innate immune system, is activated by natural immunoglobulin M (IgM) antibodies that recognize neoepitopes expressed in the brain after ischemic stroke. We took advantage of this recognition ...
Source: Science Translational Medicine - Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services on Monday announced and six Mercy hospitals made the list of Missouri Time Critical Diagnosis STEMI Centers. STEMI is a common name for ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction, a serious heart attack in which one of the heart’s main arteries is blocked. Because of the risk of death and disability, patients experiencing a STEMI need quick care. The Time Critical Diagnosis system also designates hospitals for their level of trauma and stroke care. The…
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This study aims to evaluate the progression of functional recovery during the first 24 weeks after acute ischaemic stroke, to determine the timeframes for (a) motor, (b) cognitive, and (c) overall recovery. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTING: Tertiary care centre; 12-week inpatient period, followed by 12-week outpatient period. POPULATION: A group of 131 patients with acute stroke in the territory of the middle cerebral artery with age 18-85 years-old. METHODS: Patients received treatment according to routine clinical practice and underwent a closely-controlled rehabilitation program for 2...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research
Each year there are approximately 15 million strokes worldwide, making stroke one of the major causes of high level disability in the home and in the community [1]. In the USA, UK and Australia stroke is found to be a principle source of burden of care and of long term disability and it has been highlighted that these factors are accentuated and maintained by impaired walking ability [2 –4]. The rehabilitation of impaired lower limb functioning post stroke is a major issue and this is demonstrated by the fact that approximately 30% of patients with chronic stroke have persistent difficulties in independent ambulation [5].
Source: Gait and Posture - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Source Type: research
(Wiley) Stroke is common and accompanied by complex disabilities -- such as lower and upper limb disability, speech impairment, and chronic post-stroke pain.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS: Mechanical thrombectomy is a cost-effective treatment option for AIS, with clinical benefits translating to short and long-term cost benefits. This analysis supports rapid update of stroke care pathways to incorporate this therapy as a treatment option. PMID: 29741126 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Medical Economics - Category: Health Management Tags: J Med Econ Source Type: research
It's a leading cause of death and disability, but would you know signs? ?In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Robert Brown gives a rundown on the symptoms of stroke. To listen, click the link below. Stroke Symptoms
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