Interventions for behaviour change and self-management in stroke secondary prevention: protocol for an overview of reviews.

DiscussionThis overview will comprehensively bring together the best available evidence supporting person-centred, stroke secondary prevention strategies in an accessible format, identifying current knowledge gaps.
Source: Systematic Reviews - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

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The most common treatment against migraine is unsafe for people at risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke, but a new drug against migraine has shown promise in a large-scale clinical trial, offering hope of an alternative treatment.
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Publication date: January 2020Source: American Heart Journal, Volume 219Author(s): Salvatore Cassese, Gjin Ndrepepa, Robert A. Byrne, Karl-Ludwig Laugwitz, Heribert Schunkert, Massimiliano Fusaro, Fernando Alfonso, Adnan KastratiBackgroundRandomized trials did not consistently support superiority of ticagrelor, as monotherapy or in combination with aspirin, in terms of efficacy or safety, in patients with atherosclerotic artery disease.MethodsMedline, EMBASE, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and scientific session abstracts were searched for trials of patients with coronary or peripheral artery disease (...
Source: American Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
ConclusionAll collected data were observational, which precluded making strong recommendations. Furthermore, all CIs were wide, increasing the uncertainty of the observed effects. As such, evidence was insufficient to recommend rhythm or rate control as the first-line therapy for AF in older adults. As AF is particularly prevalent in older people, more randomized controlled trials are needed in this population.
Source: Drugs and Aging - Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research
s N Abstract Hypertension is the first modifiable vascular risk factor accounting for 10.4 million deaths worldwide; it is strongly and independently associated with the risk of stroke and is related to worse prognosis. In addition, hypertension seems to be a key player in the implementation of vascular cognitive impairment. Long-term hypertension, complicated or not by the occurrence of ischemic stroke, is often reviewed on its vascular side, and parenchymal consequences are put aside. Here, we sought to review the impact of isolated hypertension or hypertension associated to stroke on brain atrophy, neuron conne...
Source: Neural Plasticity - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Neural Plast Source Type: research
(CNN) — A new drug to treat migraines has shown promise in a large-scale clinical trial, offering hope to people unable to use current treatment options. The drug, ubrogepant, showed greater rates of pain and symptom relief from migraine compared to a placebo, with more than 20% of participants given the drug reporting to be pain-free within two hours and more than 34% relieved of the most bothersome symptoms linked to migraine, which include light and noise sensitivity. This is compared to 14% and 27%, respectively, from the placebo. “Having ubrogepant as a potential new medication for the acute treatment of m...
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This report provides updated data on patient demographic characteristics and substances used in e-cigarette, or vaping, products among hospitalized and nonhospitalized patients.
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - Category: American Health Tags: Cancer Electronic Cigarettes (e-cigarette) Heart Disease Injury Statistics Lung Health MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Outbreaks Stroke Flavorings-Related Lung Disease Source Type: news
Feasibility of Uninterrupted Direct Oral Anticoagulants with Temporary Switching to Dabigatran ("Dabigatran Bridge") for Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation. Int Heart J. 2019 Nov 15;: Authors: Aoyama D, Miyazaki S, Hasegawa K, Kaseno K, Ishikawa E, Mukai M, Miyahara K, Aiki T, Matsui A, Yamaguchi J, Shiomi Y, Tama N, Ikeda H, Fukuoka Y, Morishita T, Ishida K, Uzui H, Tada H Abstract Uninterrupted anticoagulation therapy during atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation minimizes the risk of periprocedural thromboembolic events. Although the use of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) has rapidly d...
Source: International Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Heart J Source Type: research
Authors: Fan Q, Tao R, Zhang H, Xie H, Xi R, Wang F, Xu Y, Zhang R, Yan X, Gu G Abstract Inflammatory factors have specific value in acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Our previous studies have identified the prognostic value of interleukin (IL)-34 during chronic heart failure. However, the potential impact of IL-34 on AMI remains unknown.Serum IL-34 was measured in 287 AMI patients, and they were followed up for the composite endpoint, including cardiovascular death, heart failure hospitalization, recurrent nonfatal myocardial infarction (MI), and nonfatal stroke.IL-34 levels were significantly associated with the...
Source: International Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Heart J Source Type: research
In conclusion, about one-third of the patients with AF did not regularly see a doctor in a medical institution and most of them had a CHADS2 score of more than one point in a Japanese rural area. Educating the public about the risks of AF is required. PMID: 31735770 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: International Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Heart J Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe MRM performed well. Mapping functions are available to map the SBI to the HUI-3 Utility Index.
Source: Quality of Life Research - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
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