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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432194/diagnostic-value-of-prehospital-ecg-in-acute-stroke-patients
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Tobias Bobinger, Bernd Kallmünzer, Markus Kopp, Natalia Kurka, Martin Arnold, Stefan Heider, Stefan Schwab, Martin Köhrmann
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the diagnostic yield of prehospital ECG monitoring provided by emergency medical services in the case of suspected stroke. METHODS: Consecutive patients with acute stroke admitted to our tertiary stroke center via emergency medical services and with available prehospital ECG were prospectively included during a 12-month study period. We assessed prehospital ECG recordings and compared the results to regular 12-lead ECG on admission and after continuous ECG monitoring at the stroke unit...
April 21, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427162/effect-of-age-on-long-term-outcomes-after-stroke-with-atrial-fibrillation-a-hospital-based-follow-up-study-in-china
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Tao Wang, Bin Li, Hongfei Gu, Yongzhong Lou, Xianjia Ning, Jinghua Wang, Zhongping An
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is an established predictor of poor outcomes after stroke. We aimed to assess the effect of age on outcomes at 1 year and 3 years in stroke patients with AF.We recruited acute ischemic stroke patients with AF between January 2006 and September 2014 in Tianjin, China. Clinical features and outcomes at 1 year and 3 years after stroke were compared between younger group and elderly group. Overall, 951 consecutive stroke patients with AF were included in this study. There was a higher mortality and dependency rate in the elderly group than in the young group at both 1 and 3 years after stroke...
February 25, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400900/conjugate-eye-deviation-on-ct-associated-with-worse-outcomes-despite-iv-thrombolysis
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Nirav H Shah, Nirav Bhatt, Anita Tipirneni, Diego Condes, Priyank Khandelwal, Jose G Romano
INTRODUCTION: Rapid stroke management has significant implications in patient outcomes. Ipsilateral computed tomography conjugate eye deviation (CT-CED) has been associated with worse outcomes but has never been evaluated as predictive of vascular occlusion. To test the hypothesis that CT-CED is a marker for vascular occlusion, we evaluated patients treated with intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (IV tPA). METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of patients with acute ischemic stroke treated with IV tPA at a large tertiary care hospital over an 18-month period...
April 2017: Neurohospitalist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294063/cerebral-microbleeds-do-not-predict-hemorrhagic-transformation-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-or-rheumatic-heart-disease
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Junfeng Liu, Deren Wang, Jie Li, Jing Lin, Yao Xiong, Bian Liu, Chenchen Wei, Bo Wu, Zhenxing Ma, Shihong Zhang, Ming Liu
Background and Purpose Cerebral microbleeds (CMBs) are known to be potential risk factors for intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), but there is controversy on the relationship between CMBs and hemorrhagic transformation (HT) after ischemic stroke. Besides, the question regarding whether the relationship between CMBs and HT can be affected by antithrombotic drugs in acute stage of ischemic stroke has not yet reached a consensus. Methods 174 acute ischemic stroke patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and/or rheumatic heart disease (RHD) were prospectively and consecutively enrolled in the study, of which 160 patients (mean 68...
March 13, 2017: Current Neurovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291892/association-of-preceding-antithrombotic-treatment-with-acute-ischemic-stroke-severity-and-in-hospital-outcomes-among-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Ying Xian, Emily C O'Brien, Li Liang, Haolin Xu, Lee H Schwamm, Gregg C Fonarow, Deepak L Bhatt, Eric E Smith, DaiWai M Olson, Lesley Maisch, Deidre Hannah, Brianna Lindholm, Barbara L Lytle, Michael J Pencina, Adrian F Hernandez, Eric D Peterson
Importance: Antithrombotic therapies are known to prevent stroke for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) but are often underused in community practice. Objectives: To examine the prevalence of patients with acute ischemic stroke with known history of AF who were not receiving guideline-recommended antithrombotic treatment before stroke and to determine the association of preceding antithrombotic therapy with stroke severity and in-hospital outcomes. Design, Setting, and Participants: Retrospective observational study of 94 474 patients with acute ischemic stroke and known history of AF admitted from October 2012 through March 2015 to 1622 hospitals participating in the Get With the Guidelines-Stroke program...
March 14, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284577/chronic-kidney-disease-is-independently-associated-with-acute-recurrent-cerebral-infarct-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Kenichi Sakuta, Yasuyuki Iguchi, Takeo Sato, Kenichiro Sakai, Yuka Terasawa, Hidetaka Mitsumura
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The present study aimed to determine the frequency and time of recurrent cerebral infarct (RCI) in patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) and atrial fibrillation (AF), and to clarify associated factors. METHODS: We retrospectively assessed and compared the clinical features of 79 consecutive patients (male, n=56; median age, 75y; median baseline NIHSS, 4) who were hospitalized due to AIS accompanied by AF, and who did or did not develop RCI between January 2012 and March 2015...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242246/the-value-of-the-score-for-the-targeting-of-atrial-fibrillation-staf-screening-in-acute-stroke-patients
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Xiao-Yan Liu, Yong-Xin Li, Yao-Gao Fu, Ye-Yan Cai, Yu-Sheng Zhang, Jiang-Yong Min, An-Ding Xu
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Recently, the score for the targeting of atrial fibrillation (STAF) was introduced to identify the risk of atrial fibrillation (AF) in stroke patients. In this study, we aim to evaluate the usefulness of the STAF score for AF screening in acute stroke patients. METHODS: Patients with acute ischemic stroke who were admitted to our stroke unit were prospectively enrolled from March 2011 to March 2013. Baseline National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS), left atrial dilatation, and vascular etiology were assessed to calculate the STAF score...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236595/prestroke-cha2ds2-vasc-score-and-severity-of-acute-stroke-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-findings-from-raf-study
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Monica Acciarresi, Maurizio Paciaroni, Giancarlo Agnelli, Nicola Falocci, Valeria Caso, Cecilia Becattini, Simona Marcheselli, Christina Rueckert, Alessandro Pezzini, Andrea Morotti, Paolo Costa, Alessandro Padovani, Laszló Csiba, Lilla Szabó, Sung-Il Sohn, Tiziana Tassinari, Azmil H Abdul-Rahim, Patrik Michel, Maria Cordier, Peter Vanacker, Suzette Remillard, Andrea Alberti, Michele Venti, Cataldo D'Amore, Umberto Scoditti, Licia Denti, Giovanni Orlandi, Alberto Chiti, Gino Gialdini, Paolo Bovi, Monica Carletti, Alberto Rigatelli, Jukka Putaala, Turgut Tatlisumak, Luca Masotti, Gianni Lorenzini, Rossana Tassi, Francesca Guideri, Giuseppe Martini, Georgios Tsivgoulis, Kostantinos Vadikolias, Chrissoula Liantinioti, Francesco Corea, Massimo Del Sette, Walter Ageno, Maria Luisa De Lodovici, Giorgio Bono, Antonio Baldi, Sebastiano D'Anna, Simona Sacco, Antonio Carolei, Cindy Tiseo, Davide Imberti, Dorjan Zabzuni, Boris Doronin, Vera Volodina, Domenico Consoli, Franco Galati, Alessio Pieroni, Danilo Toni, Serena Monaco, Mario Maimone Baronello, Kristian Barlinn, Lars-Peder Pallesen, Jessica Kepplinger, Ulf Bodechtel, Johannes Gerber, Dirk Deleu, Gayane Melikyan, Faisal Ibrahim, Naveed Akhtar, Maria Giulia Mosconi, Kennedy R Lees
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate for a possible association between both prestroke CHA2DS2-VASc score and the severity of stroke at presentation, as well as disability and mortality at 90 days, in patients with acute stroke and atrial fibrillation (AF). METHODS: This prospective study enrolled consecutive patients with acute ischemic stroke, AF, and assessment of prestroke CHA2DS2-VASc score. Severity of stroke was assessed on admission using the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) score (severe stroke: NIHSS ≥10)...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208140/first-diagnosis-of-atrial-fibrillation-at-the-time-of-stroke
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Leila H Borowsky, Susan Regan, Yuchiao Chang, Alison Ayres, Steven M Greenberg, Daniel E Singer
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a major cause of ischemic stroke. Individuals with undiagnosed AF lack the stroke protection afforded by oral anticoagulants. We obtained a contemporary estimate of the percentage of AF patients newly diagnosed at the time of stroke. METHODS: We identified patients admitted to the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2013 with acute ischemic stroke and either previously or newly diagnosed AF using hospital stroke registry data and stroke and AF ICD-9 code searches of hospital databases...
2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178140/utility-of-duranta-a-wireless-patch-type-electrocardiographic-monitoring-system-developed-in-japan-in-detecting-covert-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-with-cryptogenic-stroke-a-case-report
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Hisanao Akiyama, Saki Nukui, Takashi Araga, Masashi Hoshino, Keita Tanaka, Satoru Kashima, Rie Sasaki, Kenji Uchino, Yasuhiro Hasegawa
RATIONALE: Subcutaneous implantable electrocardiographs are highly effective in detecting covert atrial fibrillation (AF) in cryptogenic stroke. However, these invasive devices are not indicated for all cryptogenic stroke patients, and noninvasive improvements over conventional Holter-type ambulatory electrocardiography are needed. We evaluated the clinical application and effectiveness of Duranta (ImageONE Co., Ltd.), a wireless patch-type electrocardiographic monitoring system developed in Japan for chronically ill patients or home-based patients at the end of life...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151397/do-women-with-atrial-fibrillation-experience-more-severe-strokes-results-from-the-austrian-stroke-unit-registry
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Clemens Lang, Leonhard Seyfang, Julia Ferrari, Thomas Gattringer, Stefan Greisenegger, Karin Willeit, Thomas Toell, Stefan Krebs, Michael Brainin, Stefan Kiechl, Johann Willeit, Wilfried Lang, Michael Knoflach
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Ischemic strokes associated with atrial fibrillation (AF) are more severe than those of other cause. We aim to study potential sex effects in this context. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 74 425 adults with acute ischemic stroke from the Austrian Stroke Unit Registry were included between March 2003 and January 2016. In 63 563 patients, data on the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale on admission to the stroke unit, presence of AF, vascular risk factors, and comorbidities were complete...
March 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149081/not-only-the-sugar-early-infarct-sign-hyperdense-middle-cerebral-artery-age-neurologic-deficit-score-but-also-atrial-fibrillation-is-predictive-for-symptomatic-intracranial-hemorrhage-after-intravenous-recombinant-tissue-plasminogen-activator
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Sombat Muengtaweepongsa, Pornpoj Prapa-Anantachai, Pornpat A Dharmasaroja
BACKGROUND: Symptomatic intracranial hemorrhage (sICH) is the most unwanted adverse event in patients with acute ischemic stroke who received intravenous recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (i.v. rt-PA). Many tool scores are available to predict the probability of sICH. Among those scores, the Sugar, Early infarct sign, hyperDense middle cerebral artery, Age, Neurologic deficit (SEDAN) gives the highest area under the curve-receiver operating characteristic value. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to examine any factors other than the SEDAN score to predict the probability of sICH...
January 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090403/a-review-of-the-relationship-of-atrial-fibrillation-and-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Bory Kea, Tahroma Alligood, Vincent Manning, Merritt Raitt
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia encountered by clinicians. Clinical decision-making focuses on reducing ischemic stroke risk in AF patients; however, AF is also associated with an increased risk of acute coronary syndromes (ACS). Patients with ACS and concurrent AF are less likely to receive appropriate therapies and more likely to experience adverse outcomes than ACS patients in sinus rhythm (SR). Clinicians may be able to stratify ACS patients at increased risk of AF development based on clinical characteristics...
September 2016: Current Emergency and Hospital Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039855/use-of-oral-anticoagulant-therapy-in-older-adults-with-atrial-fibrillation-after-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Emer R McGrath, Alan S Go, Yuchiao Chang, Leila H Borowsky, Margaret C Fang, Kristi Reynolds, Daniel E Singer
OBJECTIVES: To explore barriers to anticoagulation in older adults with atrial fibrillation (AF) at high risk of stroke and to identify opportunities for interventions that might increase use of oral anticoagulants (OACs). DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Two large community-based AF cohorts. PARTICIPANTS: Individuals with ischemic stroke surviving hospitalization (N = 1,405, mean age 79). MEASUREMENTS: Using structured chart review, reasons for nonuse of OAC were identified, and 1-year poststroke survival was assessed...
February 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965972/a-hybrid-signal-processing-of-rr-intervals-from-qtc-variation-searching-arrhythmia-and-improving-heart-rate-variability-assessment-in-acute-large-artery-ischemic-stroke
#15
S Rangsungnoen, P Chanbenjapipu, N Mathuradavong, K Suwanprasert
Sudden death caused by abnormal QTc and atrial fibrillation (AF) has been reported in stroke. Heart rate variability (HRV) is reduced with missing beats of RRI during arrhythmic episode and abnormal QTc variation during acute stroke. In this study, we develop a hybrid signal processing by Pan Tompkins QRS detection and Kalman filter estimator for meaningful missing beats and searching AF with prolonged QTc. We use this hybrid model to investigate RRIs of Lead II ECG in thirty acute stroke patients with long QTc and AF (LQTc-AF) and normal QTc without AF (NQTc-nonAF) and then assess them by HRV...
2016: Journal of Medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941401/new-standards-of-care-in-ischemic-stroke
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Bree K Chancellor, Koto Ishida
BACKGROUND: Ischemic arterial strokes of the ophthalmic artery and its branches and posterior cerebral artery are common causes of visual disability. Etiologies of stroke affecting the retina, optic nerve, optic radiation, and visual cortex overlap with other types of ischemic strokes. Stenosis of the internal carotid is the most common cause of central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO). One-fourth of patients with CRAO have cerebral strokes. We report recent developments in the acute treatment and secondary prevention of ischemic stroke of relevance to clinicians who encounter patients with acute vision loss...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909474/efficacy-high-procedural-safety-and-rapid-optimization-of-cryoballoon-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-in-the-hands-of-a-new-operator
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Eberhard Scholz, Patrick Lugenbiel, Patrick A Schweizer, Panagiotis Xynogalos, Claudia Seyler, Edgar Zitron, Rüdiger Becker, Hugo A Katus, Dierk Thomas
BACKGROUND: Cryoballoon (CB) ablation is successful in eliminating atrial fibrillation (AF). PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to assess procedural efficacy and safety of CB ablation performed by a newly trained operator. METHODS: Forty patients with documented paroxysmal AF (58 ± 11 years, 26 male) undergoing CB catheter ablation were prospectively enrolled. RESULTS: Electrical pulmonary vein (PV) isolation was achieved in all patients (156 PVs)...
February 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878420/a-5-year-clinical-follow-up-after-duty-cycled-phased-rf-ablation-of-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation
#18
Antoine Lepillier, Xavier Copie, Gilles Lascault, Olivier Paziaud, Olivier Piot
PURPOSE: Catheter radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is an effective treatment for symptomatic paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF). It has been demonstrated that the multielectrode pulmonary vein ablation catheter (PVAC) has favourable outcomes at 6-12 months post-ablation, but there are only few studies with a long-term follow-up. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 77 consecutive PVAC procedures in our centre, from November 2007 to December 2012. RFA was attempted in patients with symptomatic paroxysmal AF (mean age 58...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846983/gender-specific-differences-for-risk-of-disability-and-death-in-atrial-fibrillation-related-stroke
#19
Ryan C Martin, W Scott Burgin, Matthew B Schabath, Bonnie Kirby, Sanders H Chae, Michael G Fradley, David Z Rose, Arthur J Labovitz
In the latest American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology/Heart Rhythm Society atrial fibrillation (AF) guidelines, CHA2DS2-VASc replaced the CHADS2 stroke risk assessment to determine prophylactic anticoagulation, reflecting female gender's association with stroke incidence in AF. However, little investigation has been pursued of potential risk factors associated with worsened stroke severity. In this study, we examined patients with AF with ischemic stroke patient characteristics associated with increased stroke severity...
January 15, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27750222/long-term-risk-of-stroke-after-transient-ischemic-attack
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Peter Appelros, Maria Háls Berglund, Jakob O Ström
BACKGROUND: In the absence of active management, the stroke risk after a transient ischemic attack (TIA) may be high. Almost 10 years ago, the results of the EXPRESS and SOS-TIA studies called for a more rapid management of TIA patients. The purpose of this study was to investigate the other stroke risks in the longer term, after the implementation of a more active approach to TIA. We also wanted to assess the predictive value of the ABCD2 score in this context. METHODS: Riksstroke is the national stroke registry in Sweden...
2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases
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