Stroke signs: Nine symptoms you should never ignore to avoid fatal consequences

STROKE signs can vary from person to person but the main symptoms can be remembered with F.A.S.T. Sometimes a stroke can cause different symptoms, some which shouldn ’t be ignored but can be mistaken for other, less serious health conditions.
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In conclusion, both RH and RfH constitute challenges in clinical practice and should be addressed as distinct clinical entities by trained professionals who are capable to identify comorbidities and provide specific, diversified, and individualized treatment. PMID: 30525180 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: J Bras Nefrol Source Type: research
Purpose The clinical relevance of abnormal exercise testing (ET) results (at least 0.1 mV ST segment depression measured during exercise or recovery in three consecutive beats) in athletes without obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) is not well understood. It is unknown whether this phenomenon reflects a physiological adaptation to sport or a truly ischemic response and a concomitant attenuated stroke volume (SV) response. The aim of this study was to investigate if athletes with abnormal ET results without obstructive CAD showed signs of an attenuated SV response using cardiopulmonary ET parameters. Methods A t...
Source: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: CLINICAL SCIENCES Source Type: research
Conclusion: Our results suggest that the Turkish version of the MASA is a valid and reliable instrument when determining dysphagia in patients in the early period after a stroke. PMID: 30541241 [PubMed]
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research
A Chinese scientist shocked the scientific community a couple of days ago with the announcement of having modified the very blueprint of life. If his claims are true, he tried to bestow two baby girls the ability to resist possible future infections with HIV. The outrage shows that humanity is not prepared to utilize the power of gene editing on embryos yet. We have no idea about the biological consequences, and we haven’t tackled the necessary legal and ethical issues. Genes to become toys of the “Gods”? Humanity has come a long way since Aldous Huxley pinned down how methods of genetic engineering, bio...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Bioethics Future of Medicine Genomics designer babies designer baby Gene gene editing genes Genome genome sequencing Health Healthcare healthcare system Innovation technology Source Type: blogs
Publication date: Available online 15 December 2018Source: Canadian Journal of CardiologyAuthor(s): Derrick Y. Tam, Faisal Bakaeen, Dmitriy N. Feldman, Philippe Kolh, Gaetano Antonio Lanza, Marc Ruel, Raffaele Piccolo, Stephen E. Fremes, Mario FL. GaudinoAbstractThe management of severe left main (LM) disease remains controversial and continues to evolve as new evidence emerges. Patient selection for CABG or PCI relies on both predicting mortality with CABG from clinical characteristics using the Society of Thoracic Surgeons risk score and anatomical complexity using the SYNTAX score. LM stenting techniques continue to evo...
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Abstract Atherosclerosis is the underlying cause of most myocardial infarction (MI) and ischaemic stroke episodes. An early sign of atherosclerosis is hypertrophy of the arterial wall. It is known that increased intima media thickness (IMT) is a non-invasive marker of arterial wall alteration, which can easily be assessed in the carotid arteries by high-resolution B-mode ultrasound. Similarly, the other key element of MI and ischaemic strokes is the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor which is an ionotropic glutamate receptor that mediates the vast majority of excitatory neurotransmission in the brain. NMDA activ...
Source: Biomarker Insights - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Biomark Insights Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 13 December 2018Source: NeuroImageAuthor(s): Rui Cao, Jun Li, Chenchu Zhang, Zhiyi Zuo, Song HuAbstractCerebral small vessel disease has been linked to cognitive, psychiatric and physical disabilities, especially in the elderly. However, the underlying pathophysiology remains incompletely understood, largely due to the limited accessibility of these small vessels in the live brain. Here, we report an intravital imaging and analysis platform for high-resolution, quantitative and comprehensive characterization of pathological alterations in the mouse cerebral microvasculature. By exploiting...
Source: NeuroImage - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Authors: Sakhi R, Theuns DAMJ, Szili-Torok T, Yap SC Abstract INTRODUCTION: Recurrent unexplained syncope is a well-established indication for an insertable cardiac monitor (ICM). Recently, the indications for an ICM has been expanded. Areas covered: This review article discusses the current indications for ICMs and gives an overview of the latest generation of commercially available ICMs. Expert commentary: The 2018 ESC Syncope guidelines have expanded the indications for an ICM to patients with inherited cardiomyopathy, inherited channelopathy, suspected unproven epilepsy, and unexplained falls. ICMs are also inc...
Source: Expert Review of Medical Devices - Category: Medical Devices Tags: Expert Rev Med Devices Source Type: research
Study Objectives:Our goal was to investigate the evolution of prevalence, severity, and type of sleep apnea among patients who had an ischemic stroke, with or without treatment with thrombolysis after 6 months.Methods:We prospectively studied 204 patients who had an ischemic stroke (110 in the thrombolysis and 94 in the non-thrombolysis group). After follow-up, 177 patients were eligible for a final analysis (98 in the thrombolysis group and 79 in the non-thrombolysis group). An unattended sleep study with a three-channel portable device was performed both on admission and after the 6-month follow-up.Results:The patients r...
Source: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : JCSM - Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: research
Study Objectives:Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is highly prevalent in patients with acute stroke. SDB is often underdiagnosed and associated with neurological deterioration and stroke recurrence. Polysomnography or home sleep apnea testing (HSAT) is typically used as the diagnostic modality; however, it may not be feasible to use regularly in patients with acute stroke. We investigated the predictive performance of pulse oximetry, a simpler alternative, to identify SDB.Methods:The records of 254 patients, who were admitted to Boston Medical Center for acute stroke and underwent HSAT, were retrospectively reviewed. Oxyge...
Source: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : JCSM - Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: research
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