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A Promising Skills-Based Intervention to Reduce Blood Pressure in Individuals With Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack
Globally, stroke is the second leading cause of death and third leading cause of disability. More than 74% of the burden of stroke has been attributed to smoking, poor diet, and low physical activity, while more than 72% has been attributed to metabolic risk factors (high plasma glucose, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, overweight and obesity, and kidney disease). These are all risk factors that are modifiable with appropriate treatment or change in lifestyle behaviors.
Source: JAMA Neurology - October 8, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Keeping Faith With Patients After Stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack
I recently recommended statin therapy to a 68-year-old patient, explaining that it would reduce his risk of a major coronary event or stroke in the next 10 years from 18% to 15%. He asked, “But how will we know if it works?” I confessed we never would because success would be an uneventful walk through good health. He was not sold.
Source: JAMA Neurology - February 5, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Cerebral Microbleeds and Early Recurrent Stroke After Transient Ischemic Attack Results from the Korean Transient Ischemic Attack Expression Registry
Conclusions and RelevanceImmediate and optimal management seems to modify the risk of recurrent stroke after TIA. Cerebral microbleeds may be novel predictors of stroke recurrence, which needs further validation.
Source: JAMA Neurology - January 12, 2015 Category: Neurology Source Type: research