How does lifestyle affect genetic risk of stroke?

Cardiovascular factors are associated with risk of stroke - and those factors can be mediated by lifestyle and by genetic make up. New research published by The BMJ sets out to explore how these risks combine, and we're joined on the podcast by two of the authors - Loes Rutten-Jacobs, senior postdoctoral researcher at the German Center for...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - Category: General Medicine Authors: Source Type: podcasts

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ConclusionHemiplegic spontaneous cervical EDH occurs very rarely. It is often misdiagnosed as ischemic stroke and is likely to be administered with thrombolytic agents, making the patient's symptoms worse. Early diagnosis and rapid management of cervical EDH increase the likelihood of complete recovery of the patient's symptoms. Therefore, if there are unilateral weakness and neck pain without cranial nerve dysfunction and there is no evidence of stroke in the brain imaging, spinal EDH should be considered.
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research
Condition:   The Effect of Obesity on Recurrent Stroke Intervention:   Diagnostic Test: Obesity assessment Sponsor:   Ege University Completed
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conditions:   Stroke;   Silent Cerebral Infarct Intervention:   Device: Sentinel and Spider Sponsors:   Imperial College London;   St Mary's Hospital, London Suspended
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Condition:   Stroke Intervention:   Diagnostic Test: Telephone Interview Form Sponsor:   Dongzhimen Hospital, Beijing Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Condition:   Acute Ischemic Stroke Intervention:   Device: Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) Sponsors:   University of California, Los Angeles;   The City College of New York Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
AbstractTwenty-five percent of ischemic strokes (IS) are cryptogenic, but it is estimated that paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) is the underlying cause in up to a third of cases. We aimed to investigate the predictive value of speckle tracking of the left atrium (LA) in diagnosing PAF in IS patients. We retrospectively studied 186 IS patients with a clinical echocardiographic examination during sinus rhythm. Outcome was PAF defined by at least one reported episode of AF following their IS. Conventional echocardiographic measures were performed. Global longitudinal strain (GLS), LA reservoir-( εs), conduit-( &ep...
Source: The International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
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Mair Gore was told she would have to wait two-and-a-half hours for an ambulance after having a stroke.
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
The transcatheter aortic valve replacement market received one of the biggest jolts of the year when FDA expanded indications of both Edwards Lifesciences and Medtronic’s valves. FDA’s measure would open up the valves to be used in younger and low-risk patients. The agency said these transcatheter valves – Edwards’ Sapien 3, and Sapien 3 Ultra, with Medtronic’s CoreValve Evolut R and CoreValve Evolut PRO – were previously indicated only for patients at intermediate or higher risk for death or major complications duri...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Cardiovascular Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news
Review: After stroke or TIA, adding clopidogrel to aspirin for ≤ 1 month reduces recurrence and MACE. Ann Intern Med. 2019 Aug 20;171(4):JC14 Authors: Hankey GJ PMID: 31426057 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Annals of Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Ann Intern Med Source Type: research
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