Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction and Clinically Defined Heart Failure to Predict 90-Day Functional Outcome After Ischemic Stroke

Heart failure (HF) is a risk factor for atrial fibrillation (AF), stroke, and post-stroke disability. However, differing definitions and application of HF-criteria may impact model prediction. We compared the predictive ability of left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), a readily available objective echocardiographic index, with clinical HF definitions for functional disability and AF in stroke patients.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research

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Yolanda Benito1, Pablo Martinez-Legazpi1*, Lorenzo Rossini2, Candelas Pérez del Villar1, Raquel Yotti1, Yolanda Martín Peinador3, Daniel Rodríguez-Pérez4, M. Mar Desco4, Constancio Medrano1, Jose Carlos Antoranz4, Francisco Fernández-Avilés1, Juan C. del Álamo2,5 and Javier Bermejo1 1Department of Cardiology, Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Gregorio Marañón and CIBERCV, Madrid, Spain 2Department of Mechanical and Aerospace ...
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
ConclusionThe key risk factor in this group is the atrial fibrillation. The elderly patients require an intensive monitoring of the health condition by reference to brain stroke risk factors, especially atrial fibrillation.
Source: Polish Journal of Neurology and Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is now the leading contributor to disability-adjusted life years lost worldwide [1]. Within CVD, ischaemic heart disease and stroke rank first and second [1], with hypertensive heart disease and heart failure, rheumatic heart disease (RHD), cardiomyopathy and atrial fibrillation also contributing substantially [2]. There is clear international commitment to address this issue. The WHO 25 ×25 Global Action Plan [3], and the Sustainable Development Goals [4] set ambitious targets to reduce premature mortality from CVD.
Source: International Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
Conclusion The key risk factor in this group is the atrial fibrillation. The elderly patients require an intensive monitoring of the health condition by reference to brain stroke risk factors, especially atrial fibrillation.
Source: Polish Journal of Neurology and Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research
Conclusion The course of brain stroke in the Polish population is more severe in patients over 85 years old than in younger ones. The key risk factor in this group is atrial fibrillation.
Source: Polish Journal of Neurology and Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The course of brain stroke in the Polish population is more severe in patients over 85 years old than in younger ones. The key risk factor in this group is atrial fibrillation. PMID: 29196059 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Neurol Neurochir Pol Source Type: research
Conclusions: Long-term exposure to NO2 and road traffic noise was associated with higher risk of heart failure, mainly among men, in both single- and two-pollutant models. High exposure to both pollutants was associated with highest risk. https://doi.org/10.1289/EHP1272 Received: 25 October 2016 Revised: 09 August 2017 Accepted: 09 August 2017 Published: 26 September 2017 Address correspondence to M. Sørensen. Diet, Genes and Environment, Danish Cancer Society, Strandboulevarden 49, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark. Telephone: +45 35257626. Email: mettes@cancer.dk Supplemental Material is available online (https://doi...
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This report presents a post disaster evaluation of the burden of hypertension among victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Methods A retrospective observational study was completed in order to determine the prevalence of hypertension among patients attending clinics conducted by mobile medical teams (MMTs) in 40 barangays located in central Leyte and Western and Eastern Samar, island provinces within the Philippine Archipelago. Medical records were kept for all patients. Patient evaluations included a history and physical, during which vital signs were measured and recorded. Blood pressure readings were taken...
Source: PLOS Currents Disasters - Category: Global & Universal Authors: Source Type: research
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