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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735505/role-of-infarct-location-and-pre-existing-depression-on-cardiac-baroreceptor-sensitivity-in-subacute-ischemic-stroke
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Aurelie De Vos, Jacques De Keyser, Sylvie De Raedt
Reduced cardiac baroreceptor sensitivity (BRS) after acute stroke is associated with worse outcome. The underlying mechanisms of reduced BRS are unclear. We evaluated cross correlation BRS (xBRS) in 184 patients with suspected acute ischemic stroke within 72 h of symptom onset. Among these patients, 22 had a transient ischemic attack (TIA) and 27 had a stroke mimic. Sixty-four age- and sex-matched ambulant control subjects without stroke were included. Compared with controls, xBRS was significantly lower in patients with ischemic stroke, TIA, and stroke mimics (4...
July 22, 2017: Acta Neurologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733710/a-matched-case-control-study-on-early-and-late-results-of-carotid-endarterectomy-performed-in-young-patients
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Walter Dorigo, Aaron Fargion, Elena Giacomelli, Giulia Bassoli, Raffaele Pulli, Giovanni Pratesi, Gabriele Piffaretti, Carlo Pratesi
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to describe the perioperative and long-term results of carotid endarterectomy (CEA) in patients aged 60 or less and compare them to patients of more advanced age in a retrospective single-centre case-control study. METHODS: From January 1996 to December 2014, 5893 consecutive CEAs were performed in our institution. Data concerning these interventions were prospectively inserted in a dedicated database. A retrospective analysis of that database was performed and 457 interventions performed in patients aged 60 or less were found (group 1)...
July 21, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727668/comprehensive-cardiac-rehabilitation-for-secondary-prevention-after-transient-ischemic-attack-or-mild-stroke-psychological-profile-and-outcomes
#3
Peter L Prior, Vladimir Hachinski, Richard Chan, Karen Unsworth, Sharon Mytka, Michael Harnadek, Christina OʼCallaghan, Neville Suskin
PURPOSE: Having previously reported that comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation (CCR) is effective for secondary prevention post-transient ischemic attack (TIA)/mild nondisabling stroke (MNDS), we present psychometric findings for the same sample that elucidate subacute TIA/MNDS psychological outcomes and test whether CCR would be independently associated with psychological improvements. METHODS: In this prospective cohort trial patients with ≥1 risk factor, recruited from a stroke prevention clinic within 12 months (mean = 11...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727358/-antiplatelet-therapy-in-secondary-stroke-prevention
#4
Lorenz Hirt, Emmanuel Carrera
New studies have refined the role of antiplatelet therapy in secondary prevention after noncardioembolic strokes. The first line antiplatelet therapy remains Aspirin. Clopidogrel and the combination aspirine plus dipyridamole are suitable alternatives with a slightly better protection. Ticagrelor, a reversible P2Y12 receptor inhibitor used in cardiology, has not demonstrated its superiority to Aspirin. Early after stroke, a double antiplatelet therapy combining Aspirin and clopidogrel is increasingly administered as a recent study demonstrated a decrease in the incidence of cerebrovascular events after a minor stroke or high-risk TIA...
April 26, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726649/lipoprotein-associated-phospholipase-a2-as-a-marker-of-vulnerable-atherosclerotic-plaque-in-patients-with-internal-carotid-artery-stenosis
#5
P Štefanič, I Kopolovets, Z Hertelyová, Š Tóth, M Frankovičová
The aim of this study was to compare the concentration of inflammatory vascular markers and morphological structure of atherosclerotic plaque in symptomatic and asymptomatic patients with the stenosis of internal carotid artery (ICA). The research was carried out in 70 patients with hemodynamically significant stenosis of ICA out of which 40 (57%) were asymptomatic patients and 30 (43%) were symptomatic patients, of which 20 patients (66%) have had a stroke, or transient ischemic attack (TIA), 10 patients (33%)...
June 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724745/seq-identifies-circulating-mir-125a-5p-mir-125b-5p-and-mir-143-3p-as-potential-biomarkers-for-acute-ischemic-stroke
#6
Steffen Tiedt, Matthias Prestel, Rainer Malik, Nicola Schieferdecker, Marco Düring, Veronika Kautzky, Ivelina Stoycheva, Julia Böck, Bernd H Northoff, Matthias Klein, Franziska Dorn, Knut Krohn, Daniel Teupser, Arthur Liesz, Nikolaus Plesnila, Lesca M Holdt, Martin Dichgans
Rationale: Currently, there are no blood-based biomarkers with clinical utility for acute ischemic stroke (IS). microRNAs (miRNAs) show promise as disease markers due to their cell-type specific expression patterns and stability in peripheral blood. Objective: To identify circulating miRNAs associated with acute IS, determine their temporal course up to 90 days post-stroke, and explore their utility as an early diagnostic marker. Methods and Results: We used RNA sequencing to study expression changes of circulating miRNAs in a discovery sample of 20 IS patients and 20 matched healthy control subjects (HCs)...
July 19, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724339/influence-of-cerebrovascular-reactivity-on-outcome-of-the-patients-with-%C3%A2-50-symptomatic-unilateral-middle-cerebral-artery-stenosis
#7
Weiqing Zhang, Yanwei Yin, Yingqian Zhang, Fen Yang, Wenqian Shi, Dawei Chen, Chen Song, Huiping Shi, Xuanzhu Zhao, Jin Shi
Cerebrovascular reactivity (CVR) reflects the vasodilatory reserve of cerebral resistance vessels, which is an important marker for assessing cerebrovascular disease. The present study is to investigate whether CVR impairment increases adverse long-term outcome risk of patients with ≥ 50% symptomatic unilateral middle cerebral artery (MCA) stenosis (ischemic stroke (IS) or transient ischemic attack (TIA)). Digital subtraction angiography (DSA) was used to assess the degree of stenosis, and perfusion CT and 5% CO2 inhalation were adopted to evaluate CVR...
July 20, 2017: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716216/1-4-times-increase-in-atrial-fibrillation-related-ischemic-stroke-and-tia-over-12years-in-a-stroke-center
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Qiong Yang, Leonid Churilov, Dongsheng Fan, Stephen Davis, Bernard Yan
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Prevalence of atrial fibrillation (AF) has quadrupled in the past 50years in the general population. However, there is uncertainty regarding prevalence of AF over time in ischemic stroke patients given the aging population and enhanced surveillance of AF. We aimed to explore the changing prevalence of AF as well as other risk factors, stroke subtypes, investigations and pre-stroke medications among ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA) patients. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of data from a prospective database of consecutive patients with acute ischemic stroke and TIA from 2004 to 2015...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713329/prevalence-incidence-prognosis-early-stroke-risk-and-stroke-related-prognostic-factors-of-definite-or-probable-transient-ischemic-attacks-in-china-2013
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Bin Jiang, Haixin Sun, Xiaojuan Ru, Dongling Sun, Zhenghong Chen, Hongmei Liu, Yichong Li, Mei Zhang, Limin Wang, Linhong Wang, Shengping Wu, Wenzhi Wang
The epidemiological characteristics of transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) in China are unclear. In 2013, we conducted a nationally representative, door-to-door epidemiological survey on TIA in China using a complex, multistage, probability sampling design. Results showed that the weighted prevalence of TIA in China was 103.3 [95% confidence interval (CI): 83.9-127.2] per 100,000 in the population, 92.4 (75.0-113.8) per 100,000 among men, and 114.7 (87.2-151.0) per 100,000 among women. The weighted incidence of TIA was 23...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713087/clinical-factors-related-to-post-stroke-fatigue-within-the-first-3-month-after-acute-cerebrovascular-events
#10
Iryna I Delva, Mykhaylo Y Delva, Volodymyr A Poltorapavlov
INTRODUCTION: Post-stroke fatigue (PSF) is a common stroke complication with long-term negative consequences. AIM: Assess the rates of certain PSF domains within first 3 months after different acute cerebrovascular events (ACE) and identify clinical factors associated with each PSF domain. MATERIAL AND METHODS: There were examined 285 patients (195 with ischemic strokes, 39 with hemorrhagic strokes and 51 with transient ischemic attacks (TIA)) consequently at hospital stay, in 1 month and in 3 months after ACE...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712001/in-hospital-ischaemic-stroke-treated-with-intravenous-thrombolysis-or-mechanical-thrombectomy
#11
François Caparros, Marc Ferrigno, Amélie Decourcelle, Anais Hochart, Solène Moulin, Nelly Dequatre, Marie Bodenant, Hilde Hénon, Charlotte Cordonnier, Didier Leys
Patients with in-hospital strokes (IHS) may be eligible for recanalization therapies. The objective of this study is to compare outcomes in patients with IHS and community-onset strokes (COS) treated by recanalization therapy. We analysed data prospectively collected in consecutive patients treated by thrombolysis, thrombectomy, or both for cerebral ischemia at the Lille University Hospital. We compared four outcomes measures at 3 months in patients with IHS and COS: (1) modified Rankin scale (mRS) 0-1, (2) mRS 0-2, (3) death, and (4) symptomatic intracranial haemorrhage (ECASS 2 definition)...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711451/atrial-fibrillation-in-heart-failure-with-preserved-mid-range-and-reduced-ejection-fraction
#12
Ulrik Sartipy, Ulf Dahlström, Michael Fu, Lars H Lund
OBJECTIVES: The study sought to assess the independent risk factors for, consequences of, and outcomes with atrial fibrillation (AF) compared with sinus rhythm (SR) in heart failure (HF) with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) versus HF with mid-range ejection fraction (HFmrEF) versus HF with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). BACKGROUND: AF is common in HF, but most data are from HFrEF. The importance of AF in HFpEF and MFmrEF is less well known. METHODS: In patients from 2000 to 2012 in the SwedeHF (Swedish Heart Failure Registry) registry, enriched with patient-level data from national health care registries, the authors assessed prevalence of, associations with and prognostic impact of AF in HFpEF versus HFmrEF versus HFrEF...
July 6, 2017: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705843/headache-tia-and-subarachnoid-haemorrhage-dissecting-an-unusual-cause-for-stroke-like-symptoms
#13
Elliot T Dawson, Desmond A Brown, Alejandro A Rabinstein
We present a case of supraclinoid internal carotid artery dissection. Eleven months prior, the patient developed isolated periorbital pain and was diagnosed with giant-cell arteritis with iritis. The patient experienced recurrent spells concerning for transient ischaemic attacks and was transferred to our institution for endovascular intervention after head CT revealed an embolic infarct with a 'dense middle cerebral artery sign.' Digital subtraction angiography was negative for occlusion, instead demonstrating luminal stenosis and poststenotic dilatation...
July 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702120/inpatient-versus-outpatient-management-of-tia-or-minor-stroke-clinical-outcome
#14
Shahram Majidi, Christopher R Leon Guerrero, Kathleen M Burger, John F Rothrock
BACKGROUND: The management of patients with acute transient ischemic attack (TIA) or minor stroke is highly variable. Whether hospitalization of such patients significantly improves short-term clinical outcome is unknown. We assessed the short-term clinical outcome associated with inpatient versus outpatient management of patients with TIA or minor stroke. METHODS: We evaluated a consecutive series of patients with acute TIA or minor ischemic stroke (NIH Stroke Scale score ≤ 3) presenting to a single emergency department (ED)...
June 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689200/optimal-medical-management-reduces-risk-of-disease-progression-and-ischemic-events-in-asymptomatic-carotid-stenosis-patients-a-long-term-follow-up-study
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Zubair Shah, Reza Masoomi, Rashmi Thapa, Mashhood Wani, John Chen, Buddhadeb Dawn, Marilyn Rymer, Kamal Gupta
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To assess the effect of optimal medical management including atherosclerotic risk factor control on ischemic stroke (IS), transient ischemic attack (TIA), carotid revascularization (CRV), and progression of severity of carotid stenosis (PSCS) in patients with asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis (ACAS). METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of patients with ACAS (who had at least 3 serial carotid duplex ultrasounds) for incidence of IS, TIA, and PSCS...
July 8, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687720/age-and-sex-specific-analysis-of-patients-with-embolic-stroke-of-undetermined-source
#16
George Ntaios, Gregory Y H Lip, Konstantinos Vemmos, Eleni Koroboki, Efstathios Manios, Anastasia Vemmou, Ana Rodríguez-Campello, Elisa Cuadrado-Godia, Jaume Roquer, Valentina Arnao, Valeria Caso, Maurizio Paciaroni, Exuperio Diez-Tejedor, Blanca Fuentes, Josefa Pérez Lucas, Antonio Arauz, Sebastian F Ameriso, Lucía Pertierra, Maia Gómez-Schneider, Maximiliano A Hawkes, Fabio Bandini, Beatriz Chavarria Cano, Ana Maria Iglesias Mohedano, Andrés García Pastor, Antonio Gil-Núñez, Jukka Putaala, Turgut Tatlisumak, Miguel A Barboza, George Athanasakis, Fotios Gioulekas, Konstantinos Makaritsis, Vasileios Papavasileiou
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether the correlation of age and sex with the risk of recurrence and death seen in patients with previous ischemic stroke is also evident in patients with embolic stroke of undetermined source (ESUS). METHODS: We pooled datasets of 11 stroke registries from Europe and America. ESUS was defined according to the Cryptogenic Stroke/ESUS International Working Group. We performed Cox regression and Kaplan-Meier product limit analyses to investigate whether age (<60, 60-80, >80 years) and sex were independently associated with the risk for ischemic stroke/TIA recurrence or death...
July 7, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680766/cerebrovascular-fibromuscular-dysplasia-the-mgh-cohort-and-literature-review
#17
Andrea M Harriott, Eli Zimmerman, Aneesh B Singhal, Michael R Jaff, Mark E Lindsay, Guy A Rordorf
BACKGROUND: Fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) is a rare noninflammatory, nonatherosclerotic arteriopathy of medium-sized arteries affecting up to 7% of the population. The disease can affect any artery but commonly affects renal, extracranial carotid, and vertebral arteries. The epidemiology and natural course of cerebrovascular FMD is unknown and requires further investigation. METHODS: We present demographic and outcomes data on a case series of 81 patients with cerebrovascular FMD from Massachusetts General Hospital presenting between 2011 and 2015 followed by a review of the peer-reviewed literature...
June 2017: Neurology. Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675629/long-term-follow-up-after-left-atrial-appendage-occlusion-with-comparison-of-transesophageal-echocardiography-vs-computed-tomography-to-guide-medical-therapy-and-data-about-post-closure-cardioversion
#18
Benjamin Berte, Christine Attenhofer Jost, Dominik Maurer, Anja Fäh-Gunz, Xavier Pillois, Barbara Naegeli, Monica Pfyffer, Gabor Sütsch, Christoph Scharf
AIMS: The use of left atrial appendage (LAA)-occluders in atrial fibrillation is increasing. There are few data on the comparison between transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) and computed tomography (MDCT) assessing peridevice-flow and outcome of electrical cardioversion (ECV) in these patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: Single-center prospective registry from 2009 to 2015 including all LAA-occluders to analyze success and complications during implantation and follow-up...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674141/a-cohort-study-on-physician-documentation-and-the-accuracy-of-administrative-data-coding-to-improve-passive-surveillance-of-transient-ischaemic-attacks
#19
Amy Y X Yu, Hude Quan, Andrew D McRae, Gabrielle O Wagner, Michael D Hill, Shelagh B Coutts
BACKGROUND: Administrative health data are valuable in health research and disease surveillance, but have low to moderate sensitivity in identifying transient ischaemic attacks (TIA) in the emergency department (ED). We aimed to identify the predictors of coding accuracy for TIA. METHODS: The study population was obtained from two ongoing studies on the diagnosis of TIA, minor stroke and stroke mimic. ED charts were manually reviewed by a stroke neurologist to obtain the clinical diagnosis, patient characteristics and content of physician documentation...
July 2, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673812/utility-of-brain-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-the-surgical-management-of-infective-endocarditis
#20
Tia Chakraborty, Eugene Scharf, Alejandro A Rabinstein, Daniel DeSimone, Abdelghani El Rafei, Waleed Brinjikji, Larry M Baddour, Eelco Wijdicks, Walter Wilson, James M Steckelberg, Jennifer E Fugate
BACKGROUND: Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is frequently obtained in patients with infective endocarditis, yet its utility in predicting outcomes for valve replacement surgery in patients is unknown. The objective of this study was to determine how brain MRI findings impact clinical management and outcomes. METHODS: Demographic and clinical data from electronic medical records at Mayo Clinic were retrospectively reviewed for patients hospitalized with definite or possible infective endocarditis according to the modified Duke criteria between January 1, 2007 and December 31, 2014...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
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