Did the stress of lockdown trigger my stroke? DR MARTIN SCURR answers your health questions
DR MARTIN SCURR: An ischaemic stroke occurs when the blood stops flowing in an artery in the brain, damaging the tissue the vessel supplies. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stroke warning: Sudden vertigo could be a sign of a transient ischaemic attack
A STROKE is a life-threatening event whereby blood supply to the brain is disrupted. A mini stroke - otherwise known as a transient ischaemic attack - can be indicative of a deadly stroke to come. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ischemic Stroke Occurs Less Frequently in COVID-19 Patients Ischemic Stroke Occurs Less Frequently in COVID-19 Patients
Anecdotal reports have suggested an increased risk of stroke in patients with COVID-19, but this large cross-sectional study did not find an increased occurrence of stroke in this group.Stroke (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

COVID-19 may also invade the central nervous system, cause neurological illnesses
(Cleveland Clinic) COVID-19 is known primarily as a respiratory disease, with symptoms that include cough, shortness of breath, and, in severe cases, acute respiratory distress syndrome and pneumonia. Now, Cleveland Clinic researchers note in a recent review that infection with the coronavirus may also affect the central nervous system and cause corresponding neurological disorders, including ischemic stroke, encephalitis, encephalopathy and epileptic seizures.According to the review published in Cells, the symptoms of COVID-19-related neurological manifestations include dizziness, headache, a loss of consciousness and ata...
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 10, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Severe Acute Ischemic Strokes With LVO in COVID-19 Patients Severe Acute Ischemic Strokes With LVO in COVID-19 Patients
This report compared the severity of anterior circulation large vessel occlusion strokes in patients with and without COVID-19, as determined by early brain imaging.Stroke (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Atrial Pathophysiology Differs in Black, White Stroke Patients
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2, 2020 -- Differences in left atrial structure and pathophysiology are found between Black and White patients with ischemic stroke, according to a study published online Nov. 25 in Neurology. Hooman Kamel, M.D., from Weill Cornell... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 2, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Higher Doses of Z - Drugs Pose Risks for Dementia Patients
Risks for fracture, falls, ischemic stroke increased in patients with dementia prescribed higher doses of Z - drugs (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 1, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Orthopedics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Higher Doses of Z-Drugs Pose Risks for Dementia Patients
TUESDAY, Dec. 1, 2020 -- Among individuals with dementia, higher-dose Z-drug use is associated with an increased risk for fractures, falls, and ischemic stroke, according to a study published online Nov. 23 in BMC Medicine. Kathryn Richardson,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Targeting calcium overload could improve stroke outcomes, research suggests
(University of Virginia Health System) Excessive calcium contributes to harmful inflammation in ischemic stroke, and targeting it may provide doctors with a new way to improve patient outcomes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 23, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Best supplement to prevent a stroke: Folic acid may reduce risk of blood clots
BEST supplement to prevent a stroke: Headway - the brain injury association - explained an ischemic stroke occurs due to a blood clot. Thus, anything that reduces the risk of blood clots can logically reduce the risk of stroke. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Occurrence and Impact of Gastrointestinal Bleeding and Major Adverse Cardiovascular Events during Sepsis: A 15-Year Observational Study
Conclusions. GIB and MACEs significantly increased the risk of ICU admission and receiving MV but not the hospital mortality, which was independently associated with both AMI and ICH. Early prevention can at least reduce the complexity of clinical course and even the hospital mortality. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New'Wake-up' Stroke Analysis Strengthens Case for Thrombolysis New'Wake-up' Stroke Analysis Strengthens Case for Thrombolysis
Thrombolysis was associated with better functional outcomes for patients with ischemic stroke of unknown time of onset selected by advanced imaging techniques in a new meta-analysis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - November 9, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Lupus-Specific Predictors for CVD Described in Black Patients Lupus-Specific Predictors for CVD Described in Black Patients
Black patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are known to have significantly elevated risk for stroke and ischemic heart disease, compared with non-Black patients with SLE.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - November 8, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

The importance of previous lifetime trauma in stroke-induced PTSD symptoms and mental health outcomes - Kronenberg G, Sch öner J, Levitanus M, Alvarado Balderrama AV, Geran R, Laumeier I, Schlattmann P, Nelson CP, Endres M, Gertz K.
The 'Stroke Complications after Traumatic Experiences and Stress' (SATURN) study was designed to investigate the effects of a prior traumatic event on PTSD symptoms triggered by a subsequent stroke. First-ever ischemic stroke patients were surveyed 9-13 mo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Small Complicated Carotid Plaques May Be Culprit in Some Strokes Small Complicated Carotid Plaques May Be Culprit in Some Strokes
A new study suggests it's not just the size of carotid stenosis but also specific plaque features that are important in causing ischemic stroke, and may explain up to 30% of those deemed cryptogenic.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - November 6, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

FDA Broadens Ticagrelor Indication to Stroke Prevention FDA Broadens Ticagrelor Indication to Stroke Prevention
In the THALES trial, ticagrelor plus aspirin led to a statistically significant reduction in stroke or death in with patients acute ischemic stroke or high-risk transient ischemic attack.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - November 6, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Brilinta Approved in the US to Reduce the Risk of Stroke in Patients with an Acute Ischemic Stroke or High-Risk Transient Ischemic Attack
6 November 2020 -- AstraZeneca’s Brilinta (ticagrelor) has been approved in the US to reduce the risk of stroke, a leading cause of disability and death worldwide, in patients with acute ischemic stroke (National Institutes of Health... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - November 6, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Incidence of Cerebrovascular Disease Quantified in COVID-19
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 4, 2020 -- Overall, 1.4 percent of patients with COVID-19 have acute cerebrovascular disease, with acute ischemic stroke being the most common manifestation, according to a review published online Oct. 26 in the International Journal... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 4, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Apical Lung Exam on CTA Aids COVID-19 Screen in Stroke Patients
THURSDAY, Oct. 29, 2020 -- For patients presenting with acute ischemic stroke (AIS), apical lung assessment on computed tomography angiography (CTA) may be useful as part of the screening approach for COVID-19, according to a study published online... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CTA spots COVID-19 in stroke patients
Scanning acute ischemic stroke patients with CT angiography (CTA) helps determine...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Algorithm detects LVO stroke on multiphase CTA CTA effective for detecting arterial bleeding Dual-energy CT, CTA reveal COVID-19 lung patterns How helpful is CTA for assessing coronary disease risk? COVID-19 neuro findings marked by mental status, stroke (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 29, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Janssen Submits Application to U.S. FDA for New Indication to Expand Use of XARELTO ® (rivaroxaban) in Patients with Peripheral Artery Disease
RARITAN, NJ, October 26, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today it has submitted a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a new indication to expand the use of XARELTO® (rivaroxaban) in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD). If approved, this new indication for the XARELTO® vascular dose (2.5 mg twice daily plus aspirin 75-100 mg once daily) would include reducing the risk of major thrombotic vascular events such as heart attack, stroke and amputation in patients after recent lower-extremity revasculariz...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - October 26, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Microbleeds Shouldn't Influence Anticoagulation After Stroke Microbleeds Shouldn't Influence Anticoagulation After Stroke
The increase in risk for intracerebral hemorrhage and ischemic stroke was similar with rivaroxaban and aspirin in a substudy of NAVIGATE-ESUS.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 23, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Mini stroke symptoms: Act FAST if you recognise signs of the life-threatening condition
A MINI stroke can seemingly come out of nowhere. Act FAST by immediately dialling 999 if you or someone else has symptoms of a transient ischaemic attack . What are the signs? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stroke After TIA: Risk Remains High Stroke After TIA: Risk Remains High
The incidence of stroke following a transient ischemic attack has decreased somewhat over the past 50 years but hardly at all during the past decade, a new meta-analysis shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

What Is a Pre-Stroke transient ischemic attack tia
What Is a Pre-Stroke? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - October 20, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Art of Anticoagulation After Recent Ischemic Stroke Art of Anticoagulation After Recent Ischemic Stroke
A new study examines the question of when and how to start anticoagulation therapy after a recent ischemic stroke.Stroke (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Results from the REFLECT II Trial reported at TCT Connect
(Cardiovascular Research Foundation) The REFLECT II randomized clinical trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of a device designed to reduce cerebral embolization and ischemic stroke, complications of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), found that the device met the primary safety endpoint compared to historical controls but did not demonstrate superiority of the device for the primary hierarchical efficacy endpoint. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Massive brainstem and cerebellum infarction due to traumatic extracranial vertebral artery dissection in a motor traffic accident: an autopsy case report - Wang T, Zhang J, Zou D, Chen Y.
Traumatic unilateral vertebral artery (VA) injury can cause focal thrombosis and may block the basilar artery which can further lead to ischemic stroke and massive cerebral infarction and subarachnoid hemorrhage and even rapid death. Here, we present an au... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Cannabis Use Not Associated With Increased Risk For Ischemic Stroke In Recent Study
A new study from the University of Mississippi found no evidence for the supposed connection; adding to the research suggesting that cannabis is not an independent risk factor for ischemic stroke. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 13, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Emily Earlenbaugh, Contributor Tags: Vices /vices Lifestyle /lifestyle Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Source Type: news

Remote Ischemic Postconditioning May Aid Stroke Recovery
THURSDAY, Oct. 8, 2020 -- For patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) undergoing intravenous thrombolysis (IVT), remote ischemic postconditioning (RIPC) is associated with improved clinical prognosis, according to a study published online Oct. 7... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 8, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Arm Squeezes With Blood Pressure Cuffs Might Aid Recovery After Stroke
THURSDAY, Oct. 8, 2020 -- After administering clot-busting drugs to treat a stroke, using blood pressure cuffs to squeeze each arm might aid recovery, a new, small Chinese study suggests. In the technique -- called remote ischemic post-conditioning... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 8, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Earlier thrombectomy for acute ischaemic stroke increases NMB
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - September 30, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

AHA News: Despite Same Symptoms, Men and Women Don't Always Get Same Mini-Stroke Diagnosis
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- A transient ischemic attack, often called a mini-stroke, usually doesn't last long or cause permanent damage. But it still needs medical attention, because it may be warning of a future... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 30, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Developmental venous anomaly associated ischemic stroke caused by minor head trauma: a case report - Lee CH, Shin BS, Kang HG.
We report a case of ischemic stroke in the area of a DVA after minor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Air Pollution May Raise Stroke Risk With Atrial Fibrillation
TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2020 -- Exposure to air pollution may increase the risk for ischemic stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), according to a study published online Sept. 15 in JAMA Network Open. Zachary J. Rhinehart, M.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Stroke patients with COVID-19 have increased inflammation, stroke severity and death
(University of Alabama at Birmingham) Stroke patients who also have COVID-19 showed increased systemic inflammation, a more serious stroke severity and a much higher rate of death, compared to stroke patients who did not have COVID-19, according a retrospective, observational, cross-sectional study of 60 ischemic stroke patients admitted to UAB Hospital between late March and early May 2020. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 17, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

CERENOVUS Launches New Suite of Technologies to Advance Stroke Treatment
IRVINE, CA – September 9, 2020 – CERENOVUS, part of Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies* today announced that it has launched CERENOVUS Stroke Solutions™, which includes a suite of three devices designed to aid physicians in clot removal procedures. The announcement was made during the virtual European Society of Minimally Invasive Neurological Therapy (ESMINT).Strokes are the second leading cause of death globally, and account for an estimated 140,000 deaths in the United States each year.[i],[ii] Over half of stroke survivors become chronically disabled placing an estimated $34 billion econo...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 9, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Researchers report positive results for ReWalk ReStore exosuit in stroke rehabilitation
(Kessler Foundation) The trial determined the safety, reliability, and feasibility of the device in this stroke population. 'We found that the ReStore provided targeted assistance for plantarflexion and dorsiflexion of the paretic ankle, improving the gait pattern,' explained Dr. Nolan, senior research scientist in the Center for Mobility and Rehabilitation Engineering Research at Kessler Foundation. 'This is an important first step toward expanding options for rehabilitative care for the millions of individuals with mobility impairments caused by ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Readmissions for depression and suicide attempt following stroke and myocardial infarction - Stein LK, Kornspun A, Erdman J, Dhamoon MS.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Rates of depression after ischemic stroke (IS) and myocardial infarction (MI) are significantly higher than in the general population and associated with morbidity and mortality. There is a lack of nationally representative data com... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Admissions for Stroke, TIA Down Early in COVID-19 Pandemic
THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2020 -- Admissions for stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA) have decreased during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published online Aug. 26 in Stroke and Vascular Neurology. Malveeka Sharma, M.D., M.P.H., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 27, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New blood, new hope: Transfusions protect the brain from stroke damage
(West Virginia University) In a study led by Xuefang " Sophie " Ren, a research assistant professor in the Department of Neuroscience, a team of West Virginia University neuroscientists found that blood substitution therapy rescues the brains of mice from ischemic damage, a potential breakthrough in stroke therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Migraine and Ischemic Stroke in Women. A Narrative Review Migraine and Ischemic Stroke in Women. A Narrative Review
Review the epidemiological and mechanistic evidence of the migraine-stroke relationship and its risk factors in women, with a focus on those who experience migraine with aura.Headache (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Australian health professionals' perceptions about the management of return to driving early after stroke: a mixed methods study - Frith J, James C, Hubbard I, Warren-Forward H.
BACKGROUND: Stroke can affect a person's ability to drive a motor vehicle. In Australia, there is a 4-week restriction in driving after stroke and a 2-week restriction after transient ischemic attack. Concerns exist as to whether people discharged home fro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Less than 1% of people under 50 treated for COVID-19 in Philadelphia suffered strokes, study finds 
A new study led by Perelman School of Medicine found that just 2.4% of 844 coronavirus patients suffered an ischemic stroke, which occur when blood flow is blocked to the brain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Risk for Acute Cerebrovascular Events Low in COVID - 19 Patients
In hospitalized patients with COVID - 19, 2.4 percent had confirmed ischemic stroke, 0.9 percent had ICH (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 3, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Flu Vaccine Protective Against Stroke, CV Events? Flu Vaccine Protective Against Stroke, CV Events?
Although flu vaccination rates in high-risk groups in the US are very low, those who receive them are at lower risk for transient ischemic stroke, MI, and all-cause mortality, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - July 30, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Inflammation induced blood-brain barrier dysfunction studied in organoids
(Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center) For this study, the 3D brain organoid was used to model the effects of oxygen deprivation and inflammation on blood brain barrier function to better understand what is happening in a human brain during an ischemic stroke. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ticagrelor-Aspirin Beneficial for Mild-to-Moderate Stroke, TIA
THURSDAY, July 16, 2020 -- Ticagrelor-aspirin is associated with a reduced risk for the composite of stroke or death within 30 days of mild-to-moderate acute noncardioembolic ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA), according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Outcomes Worse for COVID-19-Linked Ischemic Strokes
TUESDAY, July 14, 2020 -- COVID-19-associated ischemic strokes are more severe than non-COVID-19 ischemic strokes, with worse functional outcome and increased mortality, according to a study published online July 9 in Stroke. George Ntaios, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Global COVID-19 registry finds strokes associated with COVID-19 are more severe, have worse outcomes and higher mortality
(American Heart Association) Patients with COVID-19 who have an acute ischemic stroke (AIS) experience more severe strokes, have worse functional outcomes and are more likely to die of stroke than AIS patients who do not have COVID-19. The wide range of complications associated with COVID-19 likely explain the worse outcomes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news