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Intravenous tPA for Stroke: Putting the Controversy to Rest Intravenous tPA for Stroke: Putting the Controversy to Rest

Dr Mark Alberts addresses recent controversial statements by some cardiology colleagues and other medical specialists regarding the safety and efficacy of IV tPA in treating acute ischemic stroke.Medscape Neurology
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Conclusions: Galectin-3 is directly associated with early myocardial inflammation post-MI and may represent a potential target for therapeutic inhibition. PMID: 29769800 [PubMed]
Source: Biomarker Insights - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Biomark Insights Source Type: research
We present the case of a young patient with septic embolism of the middle cerebral artery who was successfully treated with mechanical thrombectomy, and give a short review of the existing literature. PMID: 29768962 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Interventional Neuroradiology - Category: Radiology Tags: Interv Neuroradiol Source Type: research
Authors: Wells S, Poppe K, Selak V, Kerr A, Pylypchuk R, Wu B, Chan WC, Grey C, Mehta S, Gentles DG, Jackson R Abstract AIMS: To determine the accuracy of general practice recording of prior cardiovascular disease (CVD) at the time of CVD risk assessment and whether recording impacts on CVD management. METHODS: Prior CVD status entered at the time of a first CVD risk assessment from 2002-2015 was compared to prior ischaemic CVD hospitalisations from national datasets using anonymous linkage with an encrypted National Health Index identifier. Clinical factors associated with inaccurate recording of prior events ...
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe risk of the composite outcome of death, MI, stroke, or major bleeding at 2-year follow-up was significantly higher in TAVR patients treated with TT or SAC versus AP, even after multivariate adjustment.
Source: Cardiology and Therapy - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
MINI STROKE symptoms are the same as those of a stroke, but they tend to only last for a few minutes or hours. It ’s important to be aware of all the signs because a mini stroke could mean you’re at risk of having a full stroke in the near future, which an have fatal consequences.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Discussion The use of AChEIs in people with dementia may be associated with reduced risk of ischemic stroke and death. These results call for a closer examination of the cardiovascular effects of AChEIs.
Source: Alzheimer's and Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association - Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research
To evaluate the effectiveness of micro-clamping stent-retriever thrombectomy (MSRT) in acute ischemic stroke patients with intracranial large vessel embolism (ILVE), and compare the same with conventional stent-retriever thrombectomy (CSRT).
Source: World Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: Original article Source Type: research
Publication date: 1 July 2018 Source:Life Sciences, Volume 204 Author(s): Yuexinzi Jin, Xuelian Tang, Xiang Cao, Linjie Yu, Jian Chen, Haoran Zhao, Yan Chen, Lijuan Han, Xinyu Bao, Fei Li, Yun Xu Aims Oxidative stress is one of the most important pathological mechanisms which could aggravate ischemic stroke injury. In order to seek for better treatment therapies to alleviate stroke injury, novel chemicals have been synthetized. In the present study, a new compound 4-((5-(tert-butyl)-3-chloro-2-hydroxybenzyl) amino)-2- hydroxybenzoic acid, named LX009, was used to determine whether it could reduce the oxidative stress caus...
Source: Life Sciences - Category: Biology Source Type: research
Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS) was performed to cure palmar hyperhidrosis (PH). After ETS, blood pressure decreased, and cerebral flow velocity increased within 1 month. However, no studies distinguish between subsequent ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke following ETS for PH. The association between stroke type and PH after ETS must be evaluated.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion: There was a combined effect on the risk of CVD, IHD, and stroke mortality between smoking and hypertension. The joint efforts on smoking cessation and lowered blood pressure should be made to prevent cardiovascular disease mortality in Chinese men.
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
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