Prehospital management of acute stroke : Using the example of Saarland ambulance services.

CONCLUSIONS: With good traffic and hospital infrastructure in Saarland, severe strokes can be treated primarily in neurovascular centers. Differentiated care requirements with monitoring of key figures in medical quality management and clear agreements with the target hospitals in the implementation of a common care strategy are essential. PMID: 31165174 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Der Radiologe - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Radiologe Source Type: research

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Non –vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs), such as dabigatran, are widely used to prevent ischemic stroke in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. Nonetheless, stroke occurs in 1–2% of patients, and the use of NOACs may increase the bleeding risk for patients who are receiving a cute treatment of intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) or endovascular thrombectomy (EVT). Idarucizumab, a monoclonal antibody developed to bind dabigatran, has been proven safe and effective for patients with uncontrolled bleeding or for patients planning to receive emergent procedures.
Source: The Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Selected Topics: Neurological Emergencies Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 12 November 2019Source: Canadian Journal of CardiologyAuthor(s): Mohammed Shurrab, Asaf Danon, Sami Alnasser, Benedict Glover, Anna Kaoutskaia, Mark Henderson, David Newman, Eugene Crystal, Dennis KoAbstractBackgroundThe choice of antithrombotic therapy for atrial fibrillation (AF) patients who have an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) or have undergone percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is challenging. We aimed to assess outcomes between dual antithrombotic therapy with DOACs plus an antiplatelet agent (Dual therapy) in comparison to warfarin plus two antiplatelet agents (Triple therap...
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
AbstractKey contentThe incidence of stroke in young and middle ‐aged adults is increasing, with pregnancy‐related strokes occurring in 30 in 100 000 pregnancies; strokes are three times more common among pregnant than among nonpregnant individuals aged 15–44 years.The investigation and management of stroke is changing because of the time ‐sensitive benefits of thrombolysis and thrombectomy in the acute management of ischaemic stroke.The approach to clinical assessment and investigation of a pregnant woman presenting with suspected stroke is not different from that of a non ‐pregnant patient:; timely...
Source: The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Reviews Source Type: research
In conclusion, current published data suggest that th e use of reduced-dose NOACs is non-inferior to warfarin in patients with AF (in particular Asians).
Source: Heart Failure Reviews - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Authors: Bestari MB, Joewono IR Abstract Dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) is the mainstay of secondary prevention treatment for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and ischemic stroke, especially after coronary intervention. DAPT consists of aspirin and P2Y12 receptor inhibitor (e.g. clopidogrel), and the use of DAPT has been increased over time. The most serious and common adverse effect is gastrointestinal bleeding. Guidelines in managing such condition are available among Gastroenterologist Societies and Cardiologist Societies. Most guidelines are consistent with each other to continue the use of aspirin while withhol...
Source: Acta medica Indonesiana - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Acta Med Indones Source Type: research
AbstractStroke is ranked as the second leading cause of death worldwide. Ischemic stroke commonly results from emboli that originate in the heart among high-risk patients, such as those who develop atrial fibrillation. Yet, treatment is currently limited to anticoagulants, which may be associated with life-threatening bleeding. Our aim was to develop an alternative, device-based approach for continuous stroke prevention in high-risk patients. To this end, a novel endovascular tubular mesh was designed to be implanted in the aortic arch and to reroute emboli away from critical cerebral arteries. The feasibility of this appr...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
This article outlines the role of neuroimaging as applied to patients presenting with acute stroke
Source: Neurologic Clinics - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
This study is also a reminder that the health impact of a particular intervention (such as diet) may not be easy to predict or explain. In most cases, the risk of stroke and heart disease tend to rise or fall together, but that wasn’t the case in this research. Beware the study’s limitations This study linking a vegetarian diet with a higher risk of hemorrhagic stroke has a number of important limitations that should temper the concerns of vegetarians. The study was observational. That means it simply observed what happened among different people who followed different diets over time, without being able to ac...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Healthy Eating Heart Health Hypertension and Stroke Source Type: blogs
This study evaluated and compared the safety outcomes of DOACs versus warfarin in patients with non-valvular AF and concomitant CKD. Patients in our health system with AF prescribed oral anticoagulants during 2010 to 2017 were identified. All-cause mortality, bleeding, and hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke were evaluated based on degree of renal impairment and method of anticoagulation.
Source: The American Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractThe role of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) in stroke prevention remains unclear in Asian patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). Therefore, we performed a meta-analysis to compare the efficacy and safety outcomes of NOACs in Asian patients with AF from the real-world settings. The PubMed and Embase databases were systematically searched to identify eligible observational studies until June 2019. The odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated and then pooled by a random-effects model. A total of 18 observational studies were included. Compared with warfarin, dabigatran ...
Source: Heart Failure Reviews - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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