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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089095/characteristics-of-anatomy-and-function-of-the-left-atrial-appendage-and-their-relationships-in-patients-with-cardioembolic-stroke-a-3-dimensional-transesophageal-echocardiography-study
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Yuki Matsumoto, Yoshihiro Morino, Akiko Kumagai, Maiko Hozawa, Motoyuki Nakamura, Yasuo Terayama, Atsushi Tashiro
BACKGROUND: Increasing attention is being paid to the left atrial appendage (LAA) in the context of risk stratification in cardioembolic stroke (CES) and the requirement for meticulous planning of percutaneous closure device implantation. However, detailed systematic assessment of the LAA remains limited. METHODS: This study evaluated the anatomy and function of LAA using 3-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (3D-TEE) on 194 consecutive patients older than 50 years old hospitalized exclusively for CES...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088798/the-intracranial-b2leed3s-score-and-the-risk-of-intracranial-hemorrhage-in-ischemic-stroke-patients-under-antiplatelet-treatment
#2
Pierre Amarenco, Leila Sissani, Julien Labreuche, Eric Vicaut, Marie Germaine Bousser, Angel Chamorro, Marc Fisher, Ian Ford, Kim M Fox, Michael G Hennerici, Heinrich Mattle, Peter M Rothwell, Philippe Gabriel Steg, Hans-Christoph Diener, Ralph L Sacco, Jacoba P Greving, Ale Algra
BACKGROUND: Chronic antiplatelet therapy in the post-acute phase of non-cardioembolic ischemic stroke is limited by the risk of intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) complications. METHODS: We developed an ICH risk score based on the PERFORM trial cohort (n = 19,100), which included patients with a non-cardioembolic ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack, and externally validated this score in one contemporary trial of very similar size and inclusion criteria, the PRoFESS trial (n = 20,332 patients)...
January 14, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077495/left-ventricular-wall-motion-abnormalities-are-associated-with-stroke-recurrence
#3
Jeong-Yoon Choi, Jaehyung Cha, Jin-Man Jung, Woo-Keun Seo, Kyungmi Oh, Kyung-Hee Cho, Sungwook Yu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role of left ventricular wall motion abnormalities (LVWMA), unrelated to high-risk cardioembolic conditions, in stroke recurrence. METHODS: This study included consecutive acute ischemic stroke patients. Transthoracic echocardiography was performed as a routine evaluation for stroke patients. The outcomes were the time to recurrent any stroke and ischemic stroke. RESULTS: Among 4,316 acute ischemic stroke patients, 430 had LVWMA without high-risk cardioembolic sources...
January 11, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052272/ischemic-stroke-in-young-adults-of-northern-china-characteristics-and-risk-factors-for-recurrence
#4
Fang Li, Li Yang, Rui Yang, Wei Xu, Fu-Ping Chen, Nan Li, Jin-Biao Zhang
BACKGROUND: Young adults accounted for 10-14% of ischemic stroke patients. The risk factors may differ in this population from elder patients. In addition, the factors associated with stroke recurrence in this population have not been well investigated. OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to investigate the characteristics and risk factors associated with recurrence of ischemic stroke in young adults. METHODS: Clinical data of 1,395 patients of age 18-45 years who were treated between 2008 and 2014 in 3 centers located in northern China was reviewed...
January 5, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051279/carotid-intima-media-thickness-and-blood-biomarkers-of-atherosclerosis-in-patients-after-stroke-or-myocardial-infarction
#5
Iwona Kurkowska-Jastrzebska, Michał A Karlinski, Beata Błazejewska-Hyzorek, Iwona Sarzynska-Dlugosz, Krzysztof J Filipiak, Anna Czlonkowska
AIM: To test if circulating levels of markers of inflammation, endothelial function, and chronic infections, as well as association between these markers and carotid intima media thickness (CIMT), depend on the stage of atherosclerosis expressed as a history of a major vascular event. METHODS: The associations were analyzed separately in 75 healthy controls, 79 patients 3-6 months after the first-ever non-cardioembolic ischemic stroke (IS), and 37 patients 3-6 months after the first-ever myocardial infarction (MI)...
December 31, 2016: Croatian Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049884/a-case-of-cardioembolic-stroke-due-to-intracardiac-papillary-fibroelastoma-evaluated-by-using-transesophageal-echocardiography
#6
Yuichiro Ohya, Shigeru Fujimoto, Makoto Kanazawa, Naoki Tagawa, Masato Osaki, Takanari Kitazono
A 62-year-old woman had a prior ischemic stroke in the right temporal lobe with dysarthria and dysesthesia of the left hand. Embolic stroke of undetermined source (ESUS) was diagnosed and warfarin was administered. However, transient ischemic attack recurred upon admission to our hospital. Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and cerebral arterial stenotic lesions were absent. Transesophageal echocardiography revealed a mobile hyperechoic structure on the aortic valve indicating papillary fibroelastoma. She was diagnosed with a brain embolism due to the intracardiac tumor which was surgically excised and pathologically confirmed as papillary fibroelastoma...
December 28, 2016: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041720/atrial-fibrillation-is-a-major-cause-of-stroke-in-apneic-patients-a-prospective-study
#7
M Poli, P Philip, J Taillard, S Debruxelles, P Renou, J M Orgogozo, F Rouanet, I Sibon
OBJECTIVES: Large prospective studies have established that sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is associated with an increased incidence of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. Heterogeneous results have been published about SDB and ischaemic stroke mechanism. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between poststroke apneic syndrome and stroke aetiologies according to the ASCO classification. METHODS: A total of 134 patients with acute ischaemic cerebrovascular events were prospectively included...
March 4, 2016: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038818/clinical-characteristics-of-complex-aortic-plaque-in-patients-with-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation
#8
Pil-Sung Yang, Tae-Hoon Kim, Jae-Sun Uhm, Jong-Youn Kim, Boyoung Joung, Moon-Hyoung Lee, Hui-Nam Pak
BACKGROUND: Although complex aortic plaque (CxAoP) is a component of the CHA2DS2-VASc score in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), it is underestimated without detection by trans-esophageal echocardiogram (TEE). We have evaluated the incidence and significance of CxAoP among patients with non-valvular AF (NVAF). METHODS: We included 981 patients with NVAF who underwent catheter ablation (59.1±11.1years old, 73.7% male, 70.2% paroxysmal AF). All of the patients underwent pre-procedural TEE evaluation...
December 21, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025766/safety-of-cardioversion-in-atrial-fibrillation-lasting-less-than-48%C3%A2-h-without-post-procedural-anticoagulation-in-patients-at-low-cardioembolic-risk
#9
Andrea Tampieri, Valentina Cipriano, Fabrizio Mucci, Anna Maria Rusconi, Tiziano Lenzi, Patrizia Cenni
Currently, there is no unified consensus on short-term anticoagulation after cardioversion of atrial fibrillation lasting less than 48 h in low-cardioembolic-risk patients. The aim of this study is to evaluate the rate of transient ischemic attacks, stroke and death in this subset of patients after cardioversion without post-procedural anticoagulation. In a prospective observational study, patients with recent-onset AF undergoing cardioversion attempts in the Emergency Department were evaluated over the past 3 years...
December 26, 2016: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017193/does-stroke-etiology-play-a-role-in-predicting-outcome-of-acute-stroke-patients-who-underwent-endovascular-treatment-with-stent-retrievers
#10
Semih Giray, Ozcan Ozdemir, Demet F Baş, Yusuf İnanç, Zulfikar Arlıer, Ozcan Kocaturk
AIMS: The goal of the study was to identify whether the stroke etiology play a role in the recanalization and outcome of patients who underwent mechanical thrombectomy with stent retrievers. METHODS AND RESULTS: A retrospective analysis of a prospectively collected database included consecutive patients treated with stent retrievers. We included patients with cardioembolic stroke and large vessel atherosclerotic disease and compared risk factors for stroke, baseline NIHSS and Alberta Stroke Program Early CT scores (ASPECTS), stroke outcome, recanalization rate, onset-to-recanalization, onset-to-groin puncture time and the procedural time between two groups...
January 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008000/stroke-outcomes-are-worse-with-larger-leukoaraiosis-volumes
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Wi-Sun Ryu, Sung-Ho Woo, Dawid Schellingerhout, Min Uk Jang, Kyoung-Jong Park, Keun-Sik Hong, Sang-Wuk Jeong, Jeong-Yong Na, Ki-Hyun Cho, Joon-Tae Kim, Beom Joon Kim, Moon-Ku Han, Jun Lee, Jae-Kwan Cha, Dae-Hyun Kim, Soo Joo Lee, Youngchai Ko, Yong-Jin Cho, Byung-Chul Lee, Kyung-Ho Yu, Mi Sun Oh, Jong-Moo Park, Kyusik Kang, Kyung Bok Lee, Tai Hwan Park, Juneyoung Lee, Heung-Kook Choi, Kiwon Lee, Hee-Joon Bae, Dong-Eog Kim
Leukoaraiosis or white matter hyperintensities are frequently observed on magnetic resonance imaging of stroke patients. We investigated how white matter hyperintensity volumes affect stroke outcomes, generally and by subtype. In total, 5035 acute ischaemic stroke patients were enrolled. Strokes were classified as large artery atherosclerosis, small vessel occlusion, or cardioembolism. White matter hyperintensity volumes were stratified into quintiles. Mean age (± standard deviation) was 66.3 ± 12.8, 59.6% male...
January 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003013/oral-antiplatelet-and-anticoagulant-agents-in-the-prevention-and-management-of-ischemic-stroke
#12
Shreya Shrestha, Shannon Coy, Kimon Bekelis
Despite numerous advances over the last 50 years, stroke continues to be a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. The treatment and prevention of stroke has undergone extensive study, and significant advances in medical management have occurred within the past decade principally with the development of new classes of orally active anticoagulant drugs. Here we review these recent breakthroughs and the varying roles of anticoagulants and antiplatelet agents in the prevention and management of different ischemic stroke subtypes, as well as describe the benefits and ongoing challenges to incorporating the novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) into clinical management guidelines...
December 21, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002996/oral-antiplatelet-and-anticoagulant-agents-in-the-prevention-and-management-of-ischemic-stroke
#13
Shreya Shrestha, Shannon Coy, Kimon Bekelis
Despite numerous advances over the last 50 years, stroke continues to be a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. The treatment and prevention of stroke has undergone extensive study, and significant advances in medical management have occurred within the past decade principally with the development of new classes of orally active anticoagulant drugs. Here we review these recent breakthroughs and the varying roles of anticoagulants and antiplatelet agents in the prevention and management of different ischemic stroke subtypes, as well as describe the benefits and ongoing challenges to incorporating the novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) into clinical management guidelines...
December 21, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990181/risk-of-cerebral-embolization-with-caseous-calcification-of-the-mitral-annulus-review-article
#14
Charles A Dietl, Christopher M Hawthorn, Veena Raizada
BACKGROUND: Caseous calcification of the mitral annulus (CCMA) is believed to have a benign prognosis. Several authors have recommended conservative management in asymptomatic patients. However, the prevalence of cerebrovascular events (CVE) in patients with CCMA has never been evaluated before. The aims of this study are to investigate whether patients with CCMA are at increased risk of cerebral embolization, and to determine whether elective surgical resection of CCMA should be considered to prevent a cardioembolic stroke...
2016: Open Cardiovascular Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979034/interventional-left-atrial-appendage-closure-vs-novel-anticoagulation-agents-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-indicated-for-long-term-anticoagulation-prague-17-study
#15
Pavel Osmancik, Petr Tousek, Dalibor Herman, Petr Neuzil, Pavel Hala, Josef Stasek, Ludek Haman, Petr Kala, Martin Poloczek, Marian Branny, Jan Chovancik, Pavel Cervinka, Jiri Holy, Vlastimil Vancura, Richard Rokyta, Milos Taborsky, Tomas Kovarnik, David Zemanek, Petr Peichl, Sarka Haskova, Jiri Jarkovsky, Petr Widimsky
: Atrial fibrillation (AF), with a prevalence of 1% to 2%, is the most common cardiac arrhythmia. Without antithrombotic treatment, the annual risk of a cardioembolic event is 5% to 6%. The source of a cardioembolic event is a thrombus, which is usually formed in the left atrial appendage (LAA). Prevention of cardioembolic events involves treatment with anticoagulant drugs: either vitamin K antagonists or, recently, novel oral anticoagulants (NOAC). The other (nonpharmacologic) option for the prevention of a cardioembolic event involves interventional occlusion of the LAA...
January 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956563/ischemic-stroke-subtypes-and-migraine-with-visual-aura-in-the-aric-study
#16
X Michelle Androulakis, Nishanth Kodumuri, Lauren D Giamberardino, Wayne D Rosamond, Rebecca F Gottesman, Eunsil Yim, Souvik Sen
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association among migraine, ischemic stroke, and stroke subtypes in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study. METHODS: In this ongoing, prospective, longitudinal community-based cohort study, participants were given an interview ascertaining migraine history in 1993-1995, and were followed for all vascular events, including stroke. All stroke events over the subsequent 20 years were adjudicated and classified into stroke subtypes by standard definitions...
December 13, 2016: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956562/cardioembolism-as-the-unsuspected-missing-link-between-migraine-and-ischemic-stroke
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EDITORIAL
Luciano A Sposato, B Lee Peterlin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 13, 2016: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943175/left-atrial-appendage-closure-outcomes-and-challenges
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H S Suradi, Z M Hijazi
Whereas the left atrial appendage plays a rather minor role under physiological circumstances, it gains an importance in patients with atrial fibrillation. Compelling evidence has revealed that the left atrial appendage is implicated as the source of thrombus in the vast majority of strokes in atrial fibrillation. Oral anticoagulation remains the standard of care for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation; nevertheless, this treatment has several limitations and is often contraindicated, particularly in the elderly population in whom the risk of stroke is high...
December 9, 2016: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939141/clinical-profile-and-changes-of-serum-lipid-levels-in-epileptic-patients-after-cerebral-infarction
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Ken Ikeda, Masahiro Sawada, Harumi Morioka, Maya Kyuzen, Junya Ebina, Junpei Nagasawa, Masaru Yanagihashi, Ken Miura, Yuichi Ishikawa, Takehisa Hirayama, Takanori Takazawa, Osamu Kano, Kiyokazu Kawabe, Yasuo Iwasaki
BACKGROUND: Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) may increase development of dyslipidemia and cerebrovascular disease (CVD). We examined the clinical profile and changes of serum lipid levels after AED monotherapy in patients with poststroke epilepsy (PSE) after cerebral infarction (CI). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Medical records were reviewed in consecutive 2144 CI patients. Monotherapy of valproate, carbamazepine (CBZ), phenytoin (PHT), zonisamide, levetiracetam, or lamotrigine was performed in PSE patients...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924179/ischemic-stroke-and-septic-shock-after-subacute-endocarditis-caused-by-haemophilus-parainfluenzae-case-report
#20
Mayra Goncalves Menegueti, Jaciara Machado-Viana, Gilberto Gambero Gaspar, Edson Antonio Nicolini, Anibal Basile-Filho, Maria Auxiliadora-Martins
Haemophilus parainfluenzae, which belongs to the HACEK (Haemophilus ssp, Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans, Cardiobacterium hominis, Eikenella corrodens, and Kingella kingae) group, is a rare cause of subacute endocarditis and may lead to ischemic stroke. A 65-year-old female patient previously diagnosed with rheumatic valve disease was submitted to surgical mitral valve repair in 1996. Physical examination did not reveal any murmurs; physical examination of the lungs and abdomen was normal. The patient was admitted to hospital with progressive dyspnea, dry cough, and fever...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
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