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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225286/-closure-of-the-left-atrial-appendage-by-means-of-the-atriclip-system
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Aleš Mokráček, Vojtěch Kurfirst, Alan Bulava, Jiří Haniš
INTRODUCTION: Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is related to a high risk of stroke. The main role in etiopathogenesis is played by the left atrial appendage (LAA). As many as 95 % of thrombi in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation are located in the appendage. Prevention of stroke then consists in permanent anticoagulation which, however, has its limits and risks. An alternative method is the left atrial appendage occlusion. In our report, we would like to present a new possibility of the closure using the epicardial system AtriClip (AtriCure)...
2017: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215464/patients-with-intracranial-bleeding-and-atrial-fibrillation-treated-with-left-atrial-appendage-occlusion-results-from-the-amplatzer-cardiac-plug-registry
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Apostolos Tzikas, Xavier Freixa, Laura Llull, Sameer Gafoor, Samera Shakir, Heyder Omran, George Giannakoulas, Sergio Berti, Gennaro Santoro, Joelle Kefer, Adel Aminian, Steffen Gloekler, Ulf Landmesser, Jens Erik Nielsen-Kudsk, Ignacio Cruz-Gonzalez, Prapa Kanagaratnam, Fabian Nietlispach, Reda Ibrahim, Horst Sievert, Wolfgang Schillinger, Jai-Wun Park, Bernhard Meier, Haralampos Karvounis
BACKGROUND: In patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF), intracranial bleeding (ICB) constitutes a very challenging situation in which the rate of both ischemic and hemorrhagic events is increased. In these patients, left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO) might represent a very valid alternative. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the procedural safety and long-term outcome of patients undergoing LAAO therapy due to previous ICB. METHODS: Data from the Amplatzer Cardiac Plug multicenter registry on 1047 consecutive patients were analyzed...
February 13, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211060/shifting-gears-an-inpatient-medical-record-audit-and-post-discharge-survey-of-return-to-driving-following-stroke-transient-ischaemic-attack
#3
Janet Frith, Helen Warren-Forward, Isobel Hubbard, Carole James
BACKGROUND/AIM: In Australia, all stroke survivors should not drive for four weeks and transient ischaemic attack (TIA) survivors should not drive for two weeks. This study investigates the provision of return-to-driving education in the acute hospital setting and the use of this education by a cohort of Australian patients who have experienced a mild stroke or TIA and who are discharged directly home from their acute hospital admission. METHODS: A medical record audit was conducted of stroke patients discharged home from a regional hospital in Australia...
February 16, 2017: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202699/association-of-multiple-infarctions-and-icas-with-outcomes-of-minor-stroke-and-tia
#4
Yuesong Pan, Xia Meng, Jing Jing, Hao Li, Xingquan Zhao, Liping Liu, David Wang, S Claiborne Johnston, Yilong Wang, Yongjun Wang
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the association of different patterns of infarction and intracranial arterial stenosis (ICAS) with the prognosis of acute minor ischemic stroke and TIA. METHODS: We derived data from the Clopidogrel in High-risk Patients with Acute Nondisabling Cerebrovascular Events (CHANCE) trial. A total of 1,089 patients from 45 of 114 participating sites of the trial undergoing baseline MRI/angiography were included in this subgroup analysis. Patterns of infarction and ICAS were recorded for each individual...
February 15, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199997/specificities-of-ischemic-stroke-risk-factors-in-arab-speaking-countries
#5
Halim Abboud, Leila Sissani, Julien Labreuche, Antonio Arauz, Marie-Germaine Bousser, Alain Bryer, Angel Chamorro, Marc Fisher, Ian Ford, Kim M Fox, Michael G Hennerici, Pablo M Lavados, Ayrton Massaro, Heinrich P Mattle, Mario Munoz Collazos, Peter M Rothwell, Philippe Gabriel Steg, Eric Vicaut, Bassem Yamouth, Pierre Amarenco
BACKGROUND: Stroke is largely preventable, and therefore, a better understanding of risk factors is an essential step in reducing the population stroke rate and resulting disease burden in Arab countries. SUMMARY: We performed 2 separate analyses in 2 similar populations of patients with noncardioembolic ischemic stroke. This first involved 3,635 patients in the Outcomes in Patients with TIA and Cerebrovascular disease (OPTIC) registry (followed for 2 years), with baseline collection of the usual risk factors and 5 socioeconomic variables (unemployment status, residence in rural area, living in fully serviced accommodation, no health-insurance coverage, and low educational level)...
February 15, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196949/referral-pathways-for-patients-with-tia-avoiding-hospital-admission-a-scoping-review
#6
Bridie Angela Evans, Khalid Ali, Jenna Bulger, Gary A Ford, Matthew Jones, Chris Moore, Alison Porter, Alan David Pryce, Tom Quinn, Anne C Seagrove, Helen Snooks, Shirley Whitman, Nigel Rees
OBJECTIVE: To identify the features and effects of a pathway for emergency assessment and referral of patients with suspected transient ischaemic attack (TIA) in order to avoid admission to hospital. DESIGN: Scoping review. DATA SOURCES: PubMed, CINAHL Web of Science, Scopus. STUDY SELECTION: Reports of primary research on referral of patients with suspected TIA directly to specialist outpatient services. DATA EXTRACTION: We screened studies for eligibility and extracted data from relevant studies...
February 14, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196817/comparison-of-carotid-plaque-score-and-coronary-artery-calcium-score-for-predicting-cardiovascular-disease-events-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
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Adam D Gepner, Rebekah Young, Joseph A Delaney, Matthew J Budoff, Joseph F Polak, Michael J Blaha, Wendy S Post, Erin D Michos, Joel Kaufman, James H Stein
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery calcium (CAC) predicts coronary heart disease (CHD) events better than carotid wall plaque presence; however, differences in the utility of CAC burden and carotid plaque burden across the spectrum of cardiovascular disease (CVD) events is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: CVD, CHD and stroke/transient ischemic attack (TIA) events were evaluated prospectively in a multiethnic cohort without CVD at baseline. Carotid plaque score was determined by the number of ultrasound-detected plaques in the common, bifurcation, and internal carotid artery segments...
February 14, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191906/intracardiac-echocardiography-for-verification-for-left-atrial-appendage-thrombus-presence-detected-by-transesophageal-echocardiography-the-actionice-ii-study
#8
Jakub Baran, Beata Zaborska, Roman Piotrowski, Malgorzata Sikora-Frąc, Ewa Pilichowska-Paszkiet, Piotr Kułakowski
BACKGROUND: Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) remains the gold standard for exclusion of left atrial appendage (LAA) thrombus in patients scheduled for direct electrical cardioversion (DEC) or atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation. Recently, intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) of the pulmonary artery (PA) has been shown to provide excellent LAA images and to be useful in verification of equivocal TEE findings. HYPOTHESIS: ICE of the PA may have a role in detecting false-positive TEE results...
February 13, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190951/allostatic-load-as-a-complex-clinical-construct-a-case-based-computational-modeling-approach
#9
J Galen Buckwalter, Brian Castellani, Bruce McEwen, Arun S Karlamangla, Albert A Rizzo, Bruce John, Kyle O'Donnell, Teresa Seeman
Allostatic load (AL) is a complex clinical construct, providing a unique window into the cumulative impact of stress. However, due to its inherent complexity, AL presents two major measurement challenges to conventional statistical modeling (the field's dominant methodology): it is comprised of a complex causal network of bioallostatic systems, represented by an even larger set of dynamic biomarkers; and, it is situated within a web of antecedent socioecological systems, linking AL to differences in health outcomes and disparities...
September 2016: Complexity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190714/carotid-endarterectomy-should-not-be-based-on-consensus-statement-duplex-velocity-criteria
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Jesse A Columbo, Bjoern D Suckow, Claire L Griffin, Jack L Cronenwett, Philip P Goodney, Timothy G Lukovits, Robert M Zwolak, Mark F Fillinger
OBJECTIVE: Randomized trials support carotid endarterectomy (CEA) in asymptomatic patients with ≥60% internal carotid artery (ICA) stenosis. The widely referenced Society for Radiologists in Ultrasound Consensus Statement on carotid duplex ultrasound (CDUS) imaging indicates that an ICA peak systolic velocity (PSV) ≥230 cm/s corresponds to a ≥70% ICA stenosis, leading to the potential conclusion that asymptomatic patients with an ICA PSV ≥230 cm/s would benefit from CEA. Our goal was to determine the natural history stroke risk of asymptomatic patients who might have undergone CEA based on consensus statement PSV of ≥230 cm/s but instead were treated medically based on more conservative CDUS imaging criteria...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186939/cardiac-diagnostic-work-up-for-atrial-fibrillation-after-transient-ischaemic-attacks-in-england-and-wales-results-from-a-cross-sectional-survey
#11
Olivia Geraghty, Eleni Korompoki, Filippos T Filippidis, Anthony Rudd, Roland Veltkamp
OBJECTIVES: Transient ischaemic attacks (TIAs) are an important precursor of stroke. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is among the most dangerous aetiologies shared between TIAs and strokes. Detection of AF after TIAs is essential for the initiation of oral anticoagulants. We aimed to identify variations in the use of cardiac investigations used to detect AF and cardiac pathology in patients with TIA in the UK. SETTING: All TIA clinical leads in England and Wales received an invitation by email to participate in an online survey in February 2015...
November 10, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179050/cerebral-amyloid-angiopathy-in-stroke-medicine
#12
Frank Block, Manuel Dafotakis
BACKGROUND: Cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) is a degenerative vasculopathy that is classically associated with lobar intracerebral or sulcal hemorrhage. Its prevalence is estimated at 30% in the seventh decade and 50% in the eighth and ninth decades. In this review, we summarize the risks linked to CAA with respect to the treatment and prevention of stroke. METHODS: This review is based on pertinent publications retrieved by a selective search employing the terms "amyloid cerebral angiopathy," "stroke," "intra - cerebral bleeding," and "acute stroke therapy...
January 20, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178407/predictive-factors-for-good-outcome-and-mortality-after-stent-retriever-thrombectomy-in-patients-with-acute-anterior-circulation-stroke
#13
Woong Yoon, Seul Kee Kim, Man Seok Park, Byung Hyun Baek, Yun Young Lee
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Predictive factors associated with stent-retriever thrombectomy for patients with acute anterior circulation stroke remain to be elucidated. This study aimed to investigate clinical and procedural factors predictive of good outcome and mortality after stent-retriever thrombectomy in a large cohort of patients with acute anterior circulation stroke. METHODS: We analyzed clinical and procedural data in 335 patients with acute anterior circulation stroke treated with stent-retriever thrombectomy...
January 2017: Journal of Stroke
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174194/safety-and-efficacy-of-remote-ischemic-preconditioning-in-patients-with-severe-carotid-artery-stenosis-prior-to-carotid-artery-stenting-a-proof-of-concept-randomized-controlled-trial
#14
Wenbo Zhao, Ran Meng, Chun Ma, Baojun Hou, Liqun Jiao, Fengshui Zhu, Weijuan Wu, Jingfei Shi, Yunxia Duan, Renling Zhang, Jing Zhang, Yongxin Sun, Hongqi Zhang, Feng Ling, Yuping Wang, Wuwei Feng, Yuchuan Ding, Bruce Ovbiagele, Xunming Ji
BACKGROUND: -Remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) can inhibit recurrent ischemic events effectively in patients with acute or chronic cerebral ischemia. However, it is still unclear that whether RIPC can impede ischemic injury after carotid artery stenting (CAS) in patients with severe carotid artery stenosis. METHODS: -Subjects with severe carotid artery stenosis were recruited in this randomized controlled study, and assigned to RIPC, sham and no intervention (control) groups...
February 7, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163720/free-floating-thrombus-in-carotid-artery-in-a-patient-with-recurrent-strokes
#15
Moni Roy, Ashish Kumar Roy, Jeffrey R DeSanto, Murad Abdelsalam
We present a case of 72-year-old male with reported past medical history of recurrent transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) presenting with myriad of neurological symptoms. Patient was transferred from outlying hospital with complaints of right sided facial droop and dysarthria. Computed tomography angiography (CTA) showed high grade proximal left internal carotid artery (ICA) stenosis along with interesting finding of a free floating thrombus (FFT) in the left ICA. After discussion with the neurosurgical team, our case was treated conservatively with combination of antiplatelet therapy with Aspirin and anticoagulation with Warfarin without recurrence of TIAs or strokes on six-month follow-up...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161565/dual-antiplatelet-therapy-does-not-increase-the-risk-of-bleeding-after-carotid-endarterectomy-results-of-a-prospective-study
#16
Giulio Illuminati, Fabrice Schneider, Giulia Pizzardi, Federica Masci, Francesco G Calio, Jean-Baptiste Ricco
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the risk of bleeding and other postoperative complications of carotid endarterectomy (CEA) in patients receiving dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT). METHODS: From January 2005 to December 2015, 188 consecutive patients undergoing CEA and receiving DAPT (aspirin 100 mg + clopidogrel 75 mg) were enrolled in a prospective study. All of them underwent coronary artery stenting with drug-eluting stents during the 6 months preceding CEA...
February 1, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158992/patients-anticipated-actions-following-transient-ischaemic-attack-symptoms-a-qualitative-vignette-based-study
#17
Parker Magin, Terry Joyce, Christopher Levi, Daniel Lasserson
BACKGROUND: Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA) requires urgent investigation and management. Urgent management reduces the risk of subsequent stroke markedly, but non-presentation or delays in patient presentation to health services have been found to compromise timely management. We aimed to explore general practice patients' anticipated responses to TIA symptoms. METHODS: This was a qualitative study employing semi-structured telephone interviews. Participants were recruited from respondents in an earlier quantitative study based in Australian general practices...
February 3, 2017: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157745/diagnosis-and-management-of-transient-ischemic-attack
#18
Shelagh B Coutts
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article reviews the diagnosis, investigation, and recommended management after a transient ischemic attack (TIA) and discusses how to make an accurate diagnosis, including the diagnosis of mimics of TIAs. RECENT FINDINGS: Up to a 10% risk of recurrent stroke exists after a TIA, and up to 80% of this risk is preventable with urgent assessment and treatment. Imaging of the brain and intracranial and extracranial blood vessels using CT, CT angiography, carotid Doppler ultrasound, and MRI is an important part of the diagnostic assessment...
February 2017: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157096/only-white-matter-hyperintensities-predicts-post-stroke-cognitive-performances-among-cerebral-small-vessel-disease-markers-results-from-the-tabasco-study
#19
Jeremy Molad, Efrat Kliper, Amos D Korczyn, Einor Ben Assayag, Dafna Ben Bashat, Shani Shenhar-Tsarfaty, Orna Aizenstein, Ludmila Shopin, Natan M Bornstein, Eitan Auriel
BACKGROUND: White matter hyperintensities (WMH) were shown to predict cognitive decline following stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA). However, WMH are only one among other radiological markers of cerebral small vessel disease (SVD). OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine whether adding other SVD markers to WMH improves prediction of post-stroke cognitive performances. METHODS: Consecutive first-ever stroke or TIA patients (n = 266) from the Tel Aviv Acute Brain Stroke Cohort (TABASCO) study were enrolled...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153061/trajectories-of-stroke-care-in-ontario-which-path-to-best-care
#20
Ruth E Hall, Diana Sondergaard, Walter P Wodchis, Jiming Fang, Prosanta Mondal, Mark T Bayley
BACKGROUND: Few studies have tracked stroke survivors through transitions across the health system and identified the most common trajectories and quality of care received. The objectives of our study were to examine the trajectories that incident stroke patients experience and to quantify the extent to which their care adhered to the best practices for stroke care. METHODS: A population-based cohort of first-ever stroke/transient ischemic attack (TIA) patients from the 2012/13 Ontario Stroke Audit was linked to administrative databases using an encrypted health card number to identify dominant trajectories (N=12,362)...
February 3, 2017: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
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