Tag: ischemic stroke

1. The rate of near/total revascularization was not significantly different following stent retrieval and contact aspiration versus stent retrieval alone amongst a sample of 405 patients with acute ischemic stroke and large vessel occlusion. 2. The stent retrieval and contact aspiration group trended towards a higher rate of revascularization; it...
1. 1% of patients in CAS and CEA had disabling stroke or mortality, whereas 2% in both group had non-disabling procedural strokes. 2. The rate of non-procedural stroke was similar between symptomatic and asymptomatic patients, irrespective of procedure (p=0.21). Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Carotid artery stenosis is primarily managed...
1. Risk of acute myocardial infarction and ischemic stroke was increased during the first two weeks following a COVID-19 infection compared to the general population. 2. The risk of developing acute myocardial infarction and ischemic stroke decreased in weeks 3-4 following a COVID-19 infection compared to the first two weeks. Evidence...
1. Endovascular therapy, a stroke reperfusion technique, was performed 2.8-fold more often after a 3-item stroke scale was installed as protocol in Chicago to triage likely large vessel occlusion patients to comprehensive stroke centers instead of general stroke centers. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: In large vessel occlusion (LVO)...
1. The findings supported the use of endovascular thrombectomy in patients who met criteria for either the clinical or target perfusion imaging mismatch profiles, who presented within the 6- to 24-hour since last known well treatment interval for endovascular thrombectomy. 2. The same clinical benefits and reduction in disability associated...
1. Transferred patients with a large vessel occlusion stroke undergoing endovascular thrombectomy may have faster treatment and improved outcomes from a direct to angiography (DTA) approach versus repeated imaging. 2. Optimizing endovascular thrombectomy workflow using a DTA approach when appropriate may be associated with faster and safer reperfusion therapy. Evidence Rating:...
1. Compared to patients only receiving rate-control treatment, those who received rhythm-control treatment within one year of diagnosis of atrial fibrillation had a lower risk of adverse cardiovascular outcomes. 2. This association was not seen if the treatment was initiated over one year after the diagnosis of atrial fibrillation. Evidence Rating...
1. In patients with recent ischemic stroke and no diagnosed atrial fibrillation (AF), there were increased AF diagnoses in those who received an implantable loop recorder compared with those who received an external loop recorder within 12 months of the intervention. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Atrial fibrillation (AF)...
1. Individuals with moderate-to-severe arm impairment after ischemic stroke experienced greater improvements in arm function after vagus nerve stimulation therapy as compared to those without. 2. There were no severe adverse events reported as related to the trial device. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Loss of motor function is one of the most...
1. The rate of acute ischemic stroke was elevated in South Asian males recovering from asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 2019 (COVID-19) infection. Evidence Rating Level: 4 (Below Average) Study Rundown: There is growing evidence to suggest that acute SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) infections may increase the risk of acute ischemic stroke (AIS). However, AIS in...