Left Atrial or Left Atrial Appendage Thrombus Resolution After Adjustment of Oral Anticoagulant Treatment
Background: There are few reports about non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulant (NOAC) treatment for resolution of left atrium (LA) or left atrial appendage (LAA) thrombus. LAA thrombus is an important cause of cardiogenic cerebral thromboembolism, and the detection rate increases due to more and more patients receiving catheter ablation. However, the results from NOAC use for LA or LAA thrombus are still unknown in real-world practice. The aim of this study was to discover the resolution of LA or LAA thrombus after anticoagulant treatment in real-world practice.
Publication date: Available online 13 December 2019Source: Journal of the Saudi Heart AssociationAuthor(s): Carlos Minguito-Carazo, Tomás Benito-González, Julio Cesar Echarte-Morales, Mario Castaño-Ruiz, Felipe Fernández-VázquezAbstractA 78-year-old woman with history of transient ischemic attack was admitted for sudden aphasia. In order to assess a potential cardioembolic source an echocardiogram was performed revealing a large mass consistent with a thrombus in transit through a patent foramen ovale. Due to the high risk of systemic embolism emergent surgical thrombectomy was performed,...
[Neuro-Behçet in a Sub-Saharan Africa Country: a Series of Sixteen Patients in Fann Teaching Hospital, Dakar, Senegal]. Bull Soc Pathol Exot. 2019;112(3):137-146 Authors: Gaye NM, Ndiaye-Diop MT, Fall M, Ka M, Fall SAA, Diop AM, Kahwaji J, Cissé-Diallo VMP, Mbaye M, Thioub M, Mbodji AB, Mbaye KA, Diagne R, Bakhoum M, Cissé O, Bâ EHM, Diagne NS, Diop-Sène MS, Basse-Faye AM, Sow AD, Sarr MM, Seck LB, Touré K, Ndiaye M, Diop AG Abstract Neuro-Behçet (NB) African studies are mainly North African, but Sub-Saharan Africa is not to be outdone. Our aim was to des...
Mechanical thrombectomy for treatment of arterial ischemic stroke (AIS) and cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) is well-studied in adult populations, but not in children.
CONCLUSIONS: Our findings highlight the integral role of intercellular electrical signaling in transcribing focal stimuli into coordinated changes in cerebrovascular contractile activity and expose, a hitherto unknown mechanism for flow regulation after stroke. PMID: 31826653 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
ConclusionFree ‐floating ascending aortic thrombus is a rare source of peripheral embolization. We advocate for emergent surgical resection to prevent further embolization and stroke.
AbstractThe study aimed to investigate the relationship between mtDNA copy number and the risk of all-cause mortality in stroke. One thousand four hundred eighty-four stroke patients were documented including 273 deaths (127 thrombosis, 52 lacunar, 94 hemorrhage). Patients in the third quartile had the lowest mortality rates in overall stroke and the three subtypes. The lowest quartile of mtDNA copy number (Q1
AbstractPurpose of reviewEndovascular thrombectomy (ET), the standard of treatment for emergent large vessel occlusion (ELVO) strokes, has been subject to rigorous efforts to further improve its usage and delivery for optimised patient outcomes. This review aims to provide an outline and discussion about the recently established and emerging recommendations regarding endovascular treatment of stroke.Recent findingsThe indications for ET have expanded continually, with perfusion imaging now enabling selection of patients presenting 6 –24 h after last-known-well, and improved device and operator proficiency allowi...
CONCLUSION: Thus, diabetes mellitus itself was not an independent factor associated with IAD. A larger IAD was preferentially associated with the presence of PAD, and this association was modified by age. PMID: 31813900 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]