Tag: ischemic stroke

1. Ticagrelor and aspirin taken after a mild-to-moderate acute non-cardioembolic stroke or high-risk transient ischemic attack led to a lower rate of subsequent stroke within 30 days. 2. The incidence of overall disability at 30 days did not differ between groups. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Following an acute ischemic...
1. Women with migraines are at an increased risk of stroke during and after pregnancy compared to those without migraines. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Increased risk of maternal stroke is associated with migraines during the perinatal period, with the belief that hypertension and related disorders mediate this relationship. However,...
1. Stroke patients who received endovascular treatment plus standard medical treatment in the public care system in Brazil showed significantly less severe disability at 90 days versus those who received standard care alone. 2. Asymptomatic cranial hemorrhage was judged to have occurred nearly twice as frequently in the thrombectomy group,...
Migraines During Pregnancy and the Risk of Maternal Stroke 1. Women with migraines are at an increased risk of stroke during and after pregnancy compared to those without migraines. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Increased risk of maternal stroke is associated with migraines during the perinatal period, with the belief that...
1. This randomized controlled trial showed that patients with ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack with target LDL levels of less than 70 mg/dL had lower rates of subsequent cardiovascular events when compared to target LDL levels of 90 to 110 mg/dL.  2. Patients were provided with a statin and...
1. This randomized controlled trial showed that patients with ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack with target LDL levels of less than 70 mg/dL had lower rates of subsequent cardiovascular events when compared to target LDL levels of 90 to 110 mg/dL.  2. Patients were provided with a statin and...
1. In this randomized control trial conducted in Japan, intensive blood pressure control (less than 130/80) was associated with reduced risk of first recurrent stroke. 2. While the target blood pressure was 120/80, average blood pressure actually achieved in the intensive group was 127/78 Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Strokes...
1. Patients presenting between 4.5 and 9 hours after stroke onset with viable brain tissue who received thrombolytic therapy had better neurological outcomes compared to those receiving placebo. 2. Symptomatic intracranial hemorrhage occurred in a higher number of patients in the thrombolysis group compared to placebo group. Evidence Rating Level: 1...
1. Patients presenting between 4.5 and 9 hours after stroke onset with viable brain tissue who received thrombolytic therapy had better neurological outcomes compared to those receiving placebo. 2. Symptomatic intracranial hemorrhage occurred in a higher number of patients in the thrombolysis group compared to placebo group. Evidence Rating Level: 1...
1. In this prospective cohort study, patients with symptomatic pulmonary embolism (PE) and a patent foramen ovale (PFO) were found to have a significantly increased risk of ischemic stroke compared to those without PFO. 2. The study results support the hypothesis that paradoxical embolism through a PFO is a significant...