Safety and Efficacy of Dabigatran vs Warfarin After CVT

This randomized clinical trial conducted in 9 countries compares the use of dabigatran with warfarin in stroke prevention among patients who just experienced cerebral venous thrombosis.
Source: JAMA Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research

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AbstractThe study aimed to investigate the relationship between mtDNA copy number and the risk of all-cause mortality in stroke. One thousand four hundred eighty-four stroke patients were documented including 273 deaths (127 thrombosis, 52 lacunar, 94 hemorrhage). Patients in the third quartile had the lowest mortality rates in overall stroke and the three subtypes. The lowest quartile of mtDNA copy number (Q1
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of reviewEndovascular thrombectomy (ET), the standard of treatment for emergent large vessel occlusion (ELVO) strokes, has been subject to rigorous efforts to further improve its usage and delivery for optimised patient outcomes. This review aims to provide an outline and discussion about the recently established and emerging recommendations regarding endovascular treatment of stroke.Recent findingsThe indications for ET have expanded continually, with perfusion imaging now enabling selection of patients presenting 6 –24 h after last-known-well, and improved device and operator proficiency allowi...
Source: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Thus, diabetes mellitus itself was not an independent factor associated with IAD. A larger IAD was preferentially associated with the presence of PAD, and this association was modified by age. PMID: 31813900 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis - Category: Cardiology Tags: J Atheroscler Thromb Source Type: research
Studies have indicated differences between Asians and Whites in their propensity for stroke, coronary artery disease, heart failure, bleeding and thrombosis. We investigated whether Asian-Americans on durable left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) exhibit differential morbidity and mortality when compared to Whites.
Source: Heart, Lung and Circulation - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Direct tumor embolism is a rare cause of AIS. Histopathologic analysis of the thrombus is required to confirm the diagnosis. Mechanical thrombectomy is a potentially safe and efficacious treatment.
Source: Neurology Clinical Practice - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: All Cerebrovascular disease/Stroke, Embolism, Infarction Case Source Type: research
In patients with acute-onset paraparesis inferior, the concurrent presence of new onset cortical signs (abulia or mutism), and more rarely extrapyramidal signs, should alert clinicians to consider acute anterior bihemispheric ischemia. Prompt recognition of this rare form of acute cerebral stroke can enable timely delivering of acute thrombolytic or endovascular treatment.
Source: Neurology Clinical Practice - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: All Imaging, All Clinical Neurology, Clinical neurology examination, Parkinson's disease/Parkinsonism, All Cerebrovascular disease/Stroke Case Source Type: research
Authors: Cohen AT, Hunt BJ Abstract The direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) have transformed the management of thrombotic disorders. Large clinical trials have demonstrated that DOACs can replace vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) in the 2 existing major indications for anticoagulation: the prevention of stroke in atrial fibrillation and the acute treatment and secondary prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE); this literature is widely known. In this article, we will concentrate on the less well-discussed benefits of the use of DOACs-using low doses as primary and secondary prophylaxis in both venous and arterial thro...
Source: Hematology ASH Education Program - Category: Hematology Tags: Hematology Am Soc Hematol Educ Program Source Type: research
Authors: Leebeek FWG, Muslem R Abstract Chronic heart failure (HF) is a growing health problem, and it is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) are nowadays an important treatment option for patients with end-stage HF not only as a bridging tool to heart transplantation but also, as a permanent therapy for end-stage HF (destination therapy). The use of LVAD is associated with a high risk for bleeding complications and thromboembolic events, including pump thrombosis and ischemic stroke. Bleeding is the most frequent complication, occurring in 30% to 60% of patients, b...
Source: Hematology ASH Education Program - Category: Hematology Tags: Hematology Am Soc Hematol Educ Program Source Type: research
Authors: Kimpton M, Siegal DM Abstract A 77-year-old man with atrial fibrillation and a CHA2DS2Vasc score of 6 for hypertension, age, diabetes, and previous stroke is brought to the emergency department with decreased level of consciousness. He is anticoagulated with rivaroxaban (a direct oral factor Xa inhibitor [FXaI]) and received his last dose about 4 hours before presentation. Urgent computed tomography of the head shows intracerebral hemorrhage. Because of his previous stroke, the patient's family is concerned about treating the bleed with pharmacological agents that may increase the risk of stroke. What are ...
Source: Hematology ASH Education Program - Category: Hematology Tags: Hematology Am Soc Hematol Educ Program Source Type: research
Aortic valve calcification is supposed to be a possible cause of embolic stroke or subclinical valve thrombosis after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). We aimed to assess the role of aortic valve calcification in the occurrence of in-hospital clinical complications and survival after TAVR.
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: research
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