Preventing Stroke After Cervical Artery Dissection

(MedPage Today) -- Antiplatelets, anticoagulants show similar outcomes at 1 year
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(MedPage Today) -- Antiplatelet or anticoagulant treatment performed equally well in 1-year follow-up in CADISS trial
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There was no difference in rates of stroke, residual stenosis, or occlusion at 1 year in patients treated with anticoagulants vs antiplatelet agents in the CADISS trial.Medscape Medical News
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This randomized clinical trial examines whether antiplatelent or anticoagulant therapy is more effective in preventing stroke in cervical dissection and the risk of recurrent stroke in a randomized clinical trial setting.
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New research further supports the notion that inflammation may affect stroke risk.Medscape Medical News
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Abstract Spontaneous cervical artery dissection (sCAD) is a major cause of stroke in young adults. Multiple sCAD is a rarer, more poorly understood presentation of sCAD that has been increasingly attributed to cervical trauma such as spinal manipulation or genetic polymorphisms in extracellular matrix components. The authors present the case of a 49-year-old, otherwise healthy woman, who over the course of 2 weeks developed progressive, hemodynamically significant, bilateral internal carotid artery and vertebral artery dissections. Collateral response involved extensive external carotid artery-internal carotid art...
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WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30, 2019 -- Influenza-like illness (ILI) is associated with an increased risk for ischemic stroke and cervical artery dissection (CeAD), according to two studies presented at the American Stroke Association International Stroke...
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AbstractPurpose of ReviewHere, we describe the four primary imaging modalities for identification of carotid artery dissection, advantages, limitations, and clinical considerations. In addition, imaging characteristics of carotid dissection associated with each modality will be described.Recent FindingsRecent advances in etiopathogenesis describe the genetic factors implicated in cervical artery dissection. MRI/MRA (magnetic resonance angiography) with fat suppression is regarded as the best initial screening test to detect dissection. Advances in magnetic resonance imaging for the diagnosis of dissection include the use o...
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Purpose of review The incidence of stroke in young adults is increasing, mainly driven by an increasing incidence of ischemic stroke in this population. We provide new information that has been recently presented regarding the risk factor prevalence, some specific etiologic causes, and management strategies in ischemic stroke in this population. Recent findings Recent studies indicate a rapid increase in traditional risk factors in young adults. New information regarding the management of patent foramen ovale in cryptogenic stroke and cervical artery dissection is available. Summary Stroke in young adults is a rapidly gr...
Source: Neurology Clinical Practice - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Stroke in young adults, Stroke prevention, All Cerebrovascular disease/Stroke, Carotid artery dissection Review Source Type: research
Conclusion: AA patients represent a smaller proportion of CeAD cases compared to young stroke cases at our center. AA patients suffering CeAD have higher prevalence of both vascular risk factors and frequency of the CeAD risk allele compared to EA patients. These findings suggest a complex interplay between traditional vascular risk factors and genetic predisposition underlying CeAD pathogenesis. Further prospective research is needed to clarify these associations and disparities.Cerebrovasc Dis 2018;46:218 –222
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A case of tandem occlusion consisting of right internal carotid artery (ICA) origin dissection and middle cerebral artery (MCA) thromoboembolism is reported. A 45  year-old male with right-sided neurological symptoms of emergent large vessel occlusion was treated with same-session angioplasty and mechanical thrombectomy of the respective lesions. The complete neurological recovery and radiological investigations are chronicled herein, and a review of the st ate of tandem occlusion management is discussed.
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