Stroke: The surprising habit increasing your risk of death from condition

A SMALL degree of cognitive decline is expected of stroke sufferers after an incident, but the disruption that COVID-19 has inflicted on health services has left thousands of stroke patients suffering severe complications, including disability. One modifiable lifestyle habit could hike the chances of succumbing to a stroke.
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Our understanding of outcomes in acute ischemic stroke patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection following acute revascularization treatments (as intravenous thrombolysis and/or thrombectomy) is based on small case series.1-3. An international panel4 cautioned regarding the potential for high rate of death or disability and post thrombolytic intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH)s in acute ischemic stroke patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection due to elevated concentrations of inflammation and hypercoagulability markers such as leukocytosis, and C reactive protein and D dimers and multisystem dysfunction.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: SARS-CoV-2 and acute revascularization Source Type: research
UCLA raised more than $611 million in gifts and pledges in the fiscal year ending June 30, exceeding its annual goal and drawing donors from all 50 states and 72 countries.“Generous donors at all levels have continued to partner with UCLA to effect meaningful change on campus, in the community and around the world,” said Chancellor Gene Block. “Despite a challenging year, our friends have once again demonstrated their extraordinary commitment to UCLA’s mission of education, research and service.”In response to conditions created by the COVID-19 pandemic, many donors focused on students ’...
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J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino). 2021 Sep 28. doi: 10.23736/S0021-9509.21.12021-X. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is responsible for the COVID-19 disease, a global pandemic. A strong association has been documented between COVID-19 and cardiovascular events, although the exact pathophysiological mechanism is still unclear. Carotid atherothrombosis and ischemic stroke represents one of the possible severe manifestations of COVID-19, as a leading cause of long-term disability and death. Different complex intertwined mechanisms seem to underlie the endothelitis which is the ...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
People living with disabilities have been found to experience reduced participation during the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to inform interventions to improve physical activity and social participation in stroke survivors, we created personas to inform the design and development of products targeting stroke patients during life-changing events such as pandemics after stroke
Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Research Poster 1710049 Source Type: research
Conclusions: Adequate management of AIS patients requiring mechanical thrombectomy during the pandemic is of paramount importance to maximise the benefit of the endovascular procedure. MDT work and familiarity with NORA principles decrease the negative impact of the disease on the clinical outcomes for AIS patients.
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: To have a positive effect on adherence to self-practice, clinicians are advised to spend time learning about each individual's life circumstances, so they can tailor proposed exercise programs to patients' personal situations, preferences, and needs.IMPLICATIONS FOR REHABILITATIONThe topic of patient's adherence to self-practice of prescribed exercise is a common concern, often voiced by frustrated rehabilitation health professionals. Bridging the gap between the patient's needs for post-discharge intensive therapy and the inability of healthcare systems to provide it could be filled partly by self-practice.Adh...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Source Type: research
In conclusion, cancer survivors, especially older individuals, demonstrate greater odds of and accelerated functional decline, suggesting that cancer and/or its treatment may alter aging trajectories. Linking Particulate Air Pollution and Dementia in a Small Region of the US It is fairly settled that evident particulate air pollution, such as daily exposure to smoke from wood-fueled cooking fires, has a strongly detrimental effect on long-term health. The mechanisms involved are inflamm...
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Fight Aging! publishes news and commentary relevant to the goal of ending all age-related disease, to be achieved by bringing the mechanisms of aging under the control of modern medicine. This weekly newsletter is sent to thousands of interested subscribers. To subscribe or unsubscribe from the newsletter, please visit: Longevity Industry Consulting Services Reason, the founder of Fight Aging! and Repair Biotechnologies, offers strategic consulting services to investors, entrepreneurs, and others interested in the longevity industry and its complexities. To find out m...
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Although James Toussaint has never had COVID-19, the pandemic is taking a profound toll on his health. First, the 57-year-old lost his job delivering parts for a New Orleans auto dealership in spring 2020, when the local economy shut down. Then, he fell behind on his rent. Last month, Toussaint was forced out of his apartment when his landlord—who refused to accept federally funded rental assistance—found a loophole in the federal ban on evictions. Toussaint has recently had trouble controlling his blood pressure. Arthritis in his back and knees prevents him from lifting more than 20 pounds, a huge obstacle for...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news
AbstractFrom March to May 2020, the Italian health care system, as many others, was almost entirely devoted to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. In this context, a number of questions arose, from the increased stroke risk due to COVID-19 infection to the quality of stroke patient care. The overwhelming need of COVID-19 patient management made mandatory a complete re-organization of the stroke pathways: many health professionals were reallocated and a number of stroke units was turned into COVID-19 wards. As a result, acute stroke care suffered from a shortage of services and delays in time-dependent treatments and d...
Source: Journal of Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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