Association Between the Polymorphism of Aldehyde Dehydrogenase 2 Gene and Cerebral Infarction in a Hakka Population in Southern China.

In conclusion, these findings support an association of ALDH2 gene polymorphisms with ischemic stroke in a Chinese Hakka population. In particular, homozygote ALDH2*2/*2 may be a risk factor for cerebral infarction in males, but contribute to reduced risk for cerebral infarction in females. PMID: 32006143 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Biochemical Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Biochem Genet Source Type: research

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RARITAN, NJ, March 28, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson &Johnson today announced the VOYAGER PAD study met its primary efficacy and principal safety endpoints, demonstrating the XARELTO® (rivaroxaban) vascular dose (2.5 mg twice daily) plus aspirin (100 mg once daily) was superior to aspirin alone in reducing the risk of major adverse limb and cardiovascular (CV) events by 15 percent in patients with symptomatic peripheral artery disease (PAD) after lower-extremity revascularization, with similar rates of TIMI[1] major bleeding. VOYAGER PAD is the only study to show a significant benefit...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news
AbstractIntroductionDabigatran is effective and widely used to prevent ischemic stroke and systemic embolism (SE) in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). Chronic kidney disease (CKD) also has implications for choice of any medications, as it alters pharmacokinetic parameters of drugs.AimTo evaluate trough plasma dabigatran concentration (DTPC) and to analyse potential factors affecting these values in patients with AF and CKD.MethodsPatients with AF and stage 3 CKD were treated with dabigatran 110  mg or 150 mg have been included in the study and allocated into D110 or D150 group. DTPC was evaluated with high-...
Source: High Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Prevention - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
This study included 1962 patients who underwent transesophageal echocardiographic examination (TEE) prior to cardioversion or ablation in the years 2014-2018 in three cardiac centers. RESULTS: More than a quarter of AF patients had decreased eGFR (
Source: Cardiology Journal - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research
This study assessed whether high NLR is associated with HT in this population. Methods: Data were prospectively collected for continuous patients with AIS treated with IVT and retrospectively analyzed. Clinical variables included age, sex, vascular risk factors, National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) score, onset-to-treatment time, and initial hematologic and neuroimaging findings. HT was confirmed by imaging performed within 3 days after IVT. Symptomatic HT (sHT) was defined as NIHSS score increased by 4 points compared with that on admission according to previously published criteria. The NLR value was ba...
Source: International Journal of Hypertension - Category: Cardiology Tags: Int J Hypertens Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Our findings suggest that a careful comprehensive geriatric assessment of acquired TTP patients is necessary. It is important to look for other autoimmune diseases and such age-related comorbidities as osteoporosis, arterial hypertension, ischemic heart disease and cerebrovascular disease. PMID: 32201091 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research
Unhealthy food habits are associated with non-communicable diseases (NCD) [1 –3] and nutritional deficiencies [4]. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) [5], more than half of all deaths were due to ten main causes, with the leading killers being ischaemic heart disease and stroke. Diets characterized by a low intake of fruit and vegetable (FV) and fibre increas e the risk of hypertension, diabetes mellitus (DM), obesity, cardiovascular diseases (CVD), gastrointestinal cancers, nutritional deficiencies, pancreatic diseases, depression and the development of cognitive impairment and dementia [4–7].
Source: Maturitas - Category: Primary Care Authors: Source Type: research
Abstract Background: The 2017 American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association hypertension guideline updated stage 1 hypertension definition as systolic blood pressure range from 130 to 139 mmHg or diastolic blood pressure from 80 to 89 mmHg. However, the association of stage 1 hypertension with stroke and its subtypes among the older population in rural China remains unclear. Methods: This population-based cohort study consisted of 7,503 adults aged ≥60 years with complete data and no cardiovascular disease at baseline from rural areas of Fuxin County, Liaoning province, China....
Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research
Conclusion: BMI has a nonlinear relationship with 1-year unplanned readmission in patients with myocardial infarction. The 1-year unplanned readmission rate of overweight patients (BMI > 29.3 kg/m2) has increased significantly. Obesity paradox does not exist in terms of readmission of Chinese patients with myocardial infarction after PCI. PMID: 32148951 [PubMed]
Source: Cardiology Research and Practice - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Cardiol Res Pract Source Type: research
Conclusion: Considering that the number of patients admitted for stroke treatment will increase even further with a larger therapeutic window for mechanical thrombectomy and for thrombolysis, a diagnostic decision-making algorithm for stroke patients is required in order to reinforce the suspicion of stroke indicating an urgent MRI.Resumo Uma janela terap êutica maior para o tratamento do AVC exige uma mudança significativa na organização dos serviços de emergência, para evitar o aumento do número de exames de imagem e indiretamente o tempo de tratamento. Objetivo: destacar a ...
Source: Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The prevalence of stroke in this cohort was 3.1%. Ischemic strokes had a bimodal presentation, occurring either early after SLE diagnosis or after a several-year delay. Half of the hemorrhagic strokes occurred>10 years after the diagnosis of SLE. Clinical outcome was usually good with a relatively low recurrence rate. PMID: 32151182 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Lupus - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Lupus Source Type: research
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