Usefulness of mean platelet volume for predicting stroke risk in atrial fibrillation patients

In this study, our aim was to investigate the association between the MPV measured in stroke patients with atrial fibrillation. Consecutive patients referred to our center between January 2010 and April 2012 were included in this study. The patients with atrial fibrillation were classified into two groups according to presence or absence of a history of stroke by combining data from the medical histories after a thorough review of the medical records. MPV determination was made within 24 h following the onset of stroke. We studied 63 consecutive stroke patients with atrial fibrillation and 77 atrial fibrillation patients without stroke history. In receiver-operating characteristic (ROC) curve analysis, the value for MPV levels to detect stroke with a sensitivity of 63.5% and specificity of 64.4% was 9.4 fl. High MPV (>9.4 fl) was significantly associated with the occurrence of stroke [odds ratio (OR) 4.021, 95% confidence interval (CI) 1709–9464, P 
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, Fortuna A Abstract Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are first-line drugs used for the treatment of venous thromboembolism and prevention of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation. These drugs do not require the regular biochemical monitoring that is mandatory for warfarin, and they exhibit shorter half-lives and have a faster onset of action. Since recent real-world studies evidence a higher prevalence of adverse side effects than what was anticipated in clinical trials, monitoring the plasma concentrations of DOACs is being used to personalize their pharmacotherapy, in accordance to the characteristics o...
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According to the largest research of its kind yet, atrial fibrillation may raise the risk of dementia even in people who did not experience a stroke.
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TUESDAY, June 18, 2019 -- Many aging Americans have the common heart rhythm disorder known as atrial fibrillation, or " a-fib. " Now comes the sobering news that it might raise their odds for dementia. The Korean study couldn't prove cause and effect,...
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Conclusion: Age ≥75 years, body weight ≤50 kg, a history of heart failure, and initially preserved renal function appear to promote renal dysfunction in patients with AF, but a history of AF ablation seems to have a favorable effect. Worsening renal function seems to increase AF patients' risk of adverse clinical events. Renal function can decline quickly; thus, early intervention including AF ablation is warranted. PMID: 31204852 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Conclusion: Proximal MCAO is more frequently associated with atherosclerosis, whereas distal MCAO is more frequently associated with cardioembolism. In proximal MCAO, the status of collateral flow presented by hyperintense vessel sign may affect the involvement of BG. In distal MCAO, distal migration of the embolus, which first impacted at the proximal MCA causing BG ischemia, may explain the high rate of HT by reperfusion injury. Hyperintense vessel sign and distal MCAO were independently associated with neurological improvement during admission.Cerebrovasc Dis
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ConclusionOff ‐pump coronary artery bypass grafting proved a safe and effective procedure, with low postoperative atrial fibrillation occurrence, for myocardial revascularization. Chronic renal insufficiency and the use of venous‐origin graft solely proved to be independent predictor factors for PAOF.
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ConclusionsOur study underscores the importance of an accurate clinical bed-side assessment as the first step in the diagnostic and therapeutic decision-making process for patients presenting with aphasia. The detection of clinical and anamnestic features associated with an epileptic SM could be useful for the diagnostic process and for time-critical treatments.
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Publication date: Available online 15 June 2019Source: Journal of Clinical NeuroscienceAuthor(s): Chien-Yu Chen, Wei-Chieh Weng, Chia-Lun Wu, Wen-Yi HuangAbstractThe association between gender and stroke outcome in patients with high-grade internal carotid artery (ICA) stenosis remains unclear. We investigate gender differences in clinical characteristics and outcomes in ischemic stroke patients with high-grade ICA stenosis. Three-hundred and seventy-two acute ischemic stroke patients with high-grade ICA stenosis were enrolled and followed up for 5 years. Demographic features, vascular risk factors, co-morbidities, and o...
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