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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724035/spontaneous-carotid-dissection
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Carolina Dutra Queiroz Flumignan, Ronald Luiz Gomes Flumignan, Luis Carlos Uta Nakano, Jorge Eduardo de Amorim
Carotid dissection is a rare occurrence but it is the main cause of stroke in individuals aged less than 45 years, and can be the etiology in up to 25% of strokes in young adults. We report a case with classic image of ying yang on vascular ultrasound, which was treated according to the best available medical evidence, yielding a favorable outcome.
May 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721206/a-bipedal-mammalian-model-for-spinal-cord-injury-research-the-tammar-wallaby
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Norman R Saunders, Katarzyna M Dziegielewska, Sophie C Whish, Lyn A Hinds, Benjamin J Wheaton, Yifan Huang, Steve Henry, Mark D Habgood
Background: Most animal studies of spinal cord injury are conducted in quadrupeds, usually rodents. It is unclear to what extent functional results from such studies can be translated to bipedal species such as humans because bipedal and quadrupedal locomotion involve very different patterns of spinal control of muscle coordination. Bipedalism requires upright trunk stability and coordinated postural muscle control; it has been suggested that peripheral sensory input is less important in humans than quadrupeds for recovery of locomotion following spinal injury...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720715/ischemic-preconditioning-does-not-alter-muscle-sympathetic-responses-to-static-handgrip-and-metaboreflex-activation-in-young-healthy-men
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Anthony V Incognito, Connor J Doherty, Jordan B Lee, Matthew J Burns, Philip J Millar
Ischemic preconditioning (IPC) has been hypothesized to elicit ergogenic effects by reducing feedback from metabolically sensitive group III/IV muscle afferents during exercise. If so, reflex efferent neural outflow should be attenuated. We investigated the effects of IPC on muscle sympathetic nerve activity (MSNA) during static handgrip (SHG) and used post-exercise circulatory occlusion (PECO) to isolate for the muscle metaboreflex. Thirty-seven healthy men (age: 24 ± 5 years [mean ± SD]) were randomized to receive sham (n = 16) or IPC (n = 21) interventions...
July 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715555/application-of-a-lifestyle-based-tool-to-estimate-premature-cardiovascular-disease-events-in-young-adults-the-coronary-artery-risk-development-in-young-adults-cardia-study
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Holly C Gooding, Hongyan Ning, Matthew W Gillman, Christina Shay, Norrina Allen, David C Goff, Donald Lloyd-Jones, Stephanie Chiuve
Importance: Few tools exist for assessing the risk for early atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) events in young adults. Objective: To assess the performance of the Healthy Heart Score (HHS), a lifestyle-based tool that estimates ASCVD events in older adults, for ASCVD events occurring before 55 years of age. Design, Setting, and Participants: This prospective cohort study included 4893 US adults aged 18 to 30 years from the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study...
July 17, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713263/the-frequency-dependent-aerobic-exercise-effects-of-hypothalamic-gabaergic-expression-and-cardiovascular-functions-in-aged-rats
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Yan Li, Ziqi Zhao, Jiajia Cai, Boya Gu, Yuanyuan Lv, Li Zhao
A decline in cardiovascular modulation is a feature of the normal aging process and associated with cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) such as hypertension and stroke. Exercise training is known to promote cardiovascular adaptation in young animals and positive effects on motor and cognitive capabilities, as well as on brain plasticity for all ages in mice. Here, we examine the question of whether aerobic exercise interventions may impact the GABAergic neurons of the paraventricular nucleus (PVN) in aged rats which have been observed to have a decline in cardiovascular integration function...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709742/age-and-gender-differences-in-the-association-between-serum-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-and-stroke-in-the-general-us-population-the-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-2001-2006
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Ji Li, Hong Lai, Lifang Yang, Hong Zhu, Shaoguang Chen, Shenghan Lai
BACKGROUND: Previous findings on the association between serum 25(OH)D level and stroke have been controversial. We aimed to examine whether these controversial findings could be possibly due to difference in study participant characteristics, especially age and gender differences in these studies, by analyzing the data from a representative sample of the general US population. METHODS: Data of 13,642 adults 20 years or older who participated in the 2001-2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey were analyzed in this study...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705105/clinical-outcomes-of-secondary-prevention-strategies-for-young-patients-with-cryptogenic-stroke-and-patent-foramen-ovale
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Alessandra Danese, Chiara Stegagno, Giampaolo Tomelleri, Anna Piccoli, Giulia Turri, Monica Carletti, Andrea Variola, Maurizio Anselmi, Sara Mazzucco, Angela Ferrara, Paolo Bovi, Nicola Micheletti, Manuel Cappellari, Salvatore Monaco, Corrado Vassanelli, Flavio Ribichini
Background The aim of this study was to compare the immediate and long-term clinical outcomes of medical therapy and percutaneous patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure as secondary prevention strategies in patients younger than 55 years of age presenting with cryptogenic stroke and PFO. Methods Between January 2006 and April 2015, all patients with the diagnosis of cryptogenic stroke and PFO were analysed and prospectively followed. Stroke was confirmed in 159 out of 309 patients (51%). In the remaining cases, other neurological conditions were found and therefore excluded from further analysis...
July 14, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702271/risk-factors-and-etiology-of-young-ischemic-stroke-patients-in-estonia
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Siim Schneider, Alina Kornejeva, Riina Vibo, Janika Kõrv
OBJECTIVES: Reports on young patients with ischemic stroke from Eastern Europe have been scarce. This study aimed to assess risk factors and etiology of first-ever and recurrent stroke among young Estonian patients. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of consecutive ischemic stroke patients aged 18-54 years who were treated in our two hospitals from 2003 to 2012. RESULTS: We identified 741 patients with first-ever stroke and 96 patients with recurrent stroke...
2017: Stroke Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701668/effects-of-smoking-on-ischemic-stroke-intracranial-hemorrhage-and-coronary-artery-events-in-japanese-patients-with-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation
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Shinya Suzuki, Takayuki Otsuka, Koichi Sagara, Hiroaki Semba, Hiroto Kano, Shunsuke Matsuno, Hideaki Takai, Yuko Kato, Tokuhisa Uejima, Yuji Oikawa, Kazuyuki Nagashima, Hajime Kirigaya, Junji Yajima, Takashi Kunihara, Hitoshi Sawada, Tadanori Aizawa, Takeshi Yamashita
The effects of smoking on the prognosis of non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) patients are unclear.The Shinken Database 2004-11 (n = 17,517) includes all new patients visiting the Cardiovascular Institute between June 2004 and March 2012. Among these cases, 2,102 NVAF patients were identified. The effects of smoking on ischemic stroke (IS), intracranial hemorrhage (ICH), and coronary artery events including percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and acute coronary syndrome (ACS) were analyzed. Smokers were younger and had lower risk profiles compared with non-smokers...
July 13, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701487/differential-event-rates-and-independent-predictors-of-long-term-major-cardiovascular-events-and-death-in-5795-patients-with-unprotected-left-main-coronary-artery-disease-treated-with-stents-bypass-surgery-or-medication-insights-from-a-large-international-multicenter
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Se Hun Kang, Jung-Min Ahn, Cheol Hyun Lee, Pil Hyung Lee, Soo-Jin Kang, Seung-Whan Lee, Young-Hak Kim, Cheol Whan Lee, Seong-Wook Park, Duk-Woo Park, Seung-Jung Park
BACKGROUND: Identifying predictive factors for major cardiovascular events and death in patients with unprotected left main coronary artery disease is of great clinical value for risk stratification and possible guidance for tailored preventive strategies. METHODS AND RESULTS: The Interventional Research Incorporation Society-Left MAIN Revascularization registry included 5795 patients with unprotected left main coronary artery disease (percutaneous coronary intervention, n=2850; coronary-artery bypass grafting, n=2337; medication alone, n=608)...
July 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692482/prognostic-value-of-brachial-ankle-pulse-wave-velocity-in-patients-with-non-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Hyun Woong Park, Min Gyu Kang, Kyehwan Kim, Jin-Sin Koh, Jeong Rang Park, Seok-Jae Hwang, Young-Hoon Jeong, Jong Hwa Ahn, Jeong Yoon Jang, Choong Hwan Kwak, Yongwhi Park, Jin-Yong Hwang
OBJECTIVE: Brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV) measurement is a well-established modality for assessing arterial stiffness and predicting cardiovascular events. However, to our knowledge, its usefulness has not been clarified among patients with non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). This study assessed the prognostic value of baPWV in patients with NSTEMI. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients (n=411, mean age, 63.8±13.5 years, 75.2% men) with NSTEMI who underwent a percutaneous coronary intervention and baPWV measurement were recruited between January 2013 and December 2015...
July 7, 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691203/previously-undiagnosed-risk-factors-and-medication-nonadherence-are-prevalent-in-young-adults-with-first-ever-stroke
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Sheng-Feng Sung, Edward Chia-Cheng Lai, Darren Philbert Wu, Cheng-Yang Hsieh
PURPOSE: The incidence of stroke and prevalence of traditional vascular risk factors (VRFs) in young adults (age < 55 y) are both increasing. Young patients tend to be unaware of their VRFs and to have lower medication adherence. We examined how age affects the prevalence of previously undiagnosed VRFs and the extent of medication nonadherence among stroke patients. METHODS: Using Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database, we identified consecutive adult patients with first-ever stroke between 2000 and 2013...
July 10, 2017: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689236/etiological-classification-of-ischemic-stroke-in-young-patients-a-comparative-study-of-toast-ccs-and-asco
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Elif Gökçal, Elvin Niftaliyev, Talip Asil
Analysis of stroke subtypes is important for making treatment decisions and prognostic evaluations. The TOAST classification system is most commonly used, but the CCS and ASCO classification systems might be more useful to identify stroke etiologies in young patients whose strokes have a wide range of different causes. In this manuscript, we aim to compare the differences in subtype classification between TOAST, CCS, and ASCO in young stroke patients. The TOAST, CCS, and ASCO classification schemes were applied to 151 patients with ischemic stroke aged 18-49 years old and the proportion of subtypes classified by each scheme was compared...
July 8, 2017: Acta Neurologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674039/aortic-arch-pulse-wave-velocity-assessed-by-magnetic-resonance-imaging-as-a-predictor-of-incident-cardiovascular-events-the-mesa-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
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Yoshiaki Ohyama, Bharath Ambale-Venkatesh, Chikara Noda, Jang-Young Kim, Yutaka Tanami, Gisela Teixido-Tura, Atul R Chugh, Alban Redheuil, Chia-Ying Liu, Colin O Wu, W Gregory Hundley, David A Bluemke, Eliseo Guallar, Joao A C Lima
The predictive value of aortic arch pulse wave velocity (PWV) assessed by magnetic resonance imaging for cardiovascular disease (CVD) events has not been fully established. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the association of arch PWV with incident CVD events in MESA (multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis). Aortic arch PWV was measured using magnetic resonance imaging at baseline in 3527 MESA participants (mean age, 62±10 years at baseline; 47% men) free of overt CVD. Cox regression was used to evaluate the risk of incident CVD (coronary heart disease, stroke, transient ischemic attack, or heart failure) in relation to arch PWV adjusted for age, sex, race, and CVD risk factors...
July 3, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671997/post-stroke-angiotensin-ii-type-2-receptor-activation-provides-long-term-neuroprotection-in-aged-rats
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Douglas M Bennion, Jacob D Isenberg, Allison T Harmel, Kelly DeMars, Alex N Dang, Chad H Jones, Megan E Pignataro, Justin T Graham, U Muscha Steckelings, Jon C Alexander, Marcelo Febo, Eric G Krause, Annette D de Kloet, Eduardo Candelario-Jalil, Colin Sumners
Activation of the angiotensin II type 2 receptor (AT2R) by administration of Compound 21 (C21), a selective AT2R agonist, induces neuroprotection in models of ischemic stroke in young adult animals. The mechanisms of this neuroprotective action are varied, and may include direct and indirect effects of AT2R activation. Our objectives were to assess the long-term protective effects of post-stroke C21 treatments in a clinically-relevant model of stroke in aged rats and to characterize the cellular localization of AT2Rs in the mouse brain of transgenic reporter mice following stroke...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670161/left-ventricular-functional-parameters-and-geometric-patterns-in-korean-adults-on-coronary-ct-angiography-with-a-320-detector-row-ct-scanner
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Eun-Ju Kang, Ki-Nam Lee, Won Jin Choi, Young-Dae Kim, Kyung Min Shin, Jae-Kwang Lim, Jongmin Lee
OBJECTIVE: To assess the normal reference values of left ventricle (LV) functional parameters in Korean adults on coronary CT angiography (CCTA) with a 320-detector-row CT scanner, and to analyze sex-related differences and correlations with various clinical characteristics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study retrospectively enrolled 172 subjects (107 men and 65 women; age, 58 ± 10.9 years; body surface area [BSA], 1.75 ± 0.2 m(2)) who underwent CCTA without any prior history of cardiac disease...
July 2017: Korean Journal of Radiology: Official Journal of the Korean Radiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667505/dissection-of-cervical-and-cerebral-arteries
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REVIEW
Stefan T Engelter, Christopher Traenka, Philippe Lyrer
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: We aimed to summarize recent findings in cervical (CeAD) and intracranial artery dissection (IAD) research. RECENT FINDINGS: Considered a disease of the young- and middle-aged, an analysis on the largest CeAD-population to date (n = 2391) revealed that about 1 of 14 CeAD-patients was aged ≥60 years. Distinct genetic variants were associated with CeAD. However, in clinical practice, genetic investigations are not helpful due to the small effect size...
August 2017: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660849/racial-differences-in-neurocognitive-outcomes-post-stroke-the-impact-of-healthcare-variables
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Neco X Johnson, Maria J Marquine, Ilse Flores, Anya Umlauf, Carolyn M Baum, Alex W K Wong, Alexis C Young, Jennifer J Manly, Allen W Heinemann, Susan Magasi, Robert K Heaton
OBJECTIVES: The present study examined differences in neurocognitive outcomes among non-Hispanic Black and White stroke survivors using the NIH Toolbox-Cognition Battery (NIHTB-CB), and investigated the roles of healthcare variables in explaining racial differences in neurocognitive outcomes post-stroke. METHODS: One-hundred seventy adults (91 Black; 79 White), who participated in a multisite study were included (age: M=56.4; SD=12.6; education: M=13.7; SD=2.5; 50% male; years post-stroke: 1-18; stroke type: 72% ischemic, 28% hemorrhagic)...
June 29, 2017: Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society: JINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659214/the-risk-of-stroke-after-prenatal-exposure-to-famine
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J Horenblas, S R de Rooij, T J Roseboom
Prenatal exposure to famine is associated with an increased risk of metabolic and cardiovascular diseases in the offspring at adult age. The aim of this study was to assess whether prenatal exposure to undernutrition increases the risk of stroke. This study was performed in the Dutch famine birth cohort, which consist of 2414 members who were born between 1943 and 1947 in the Netherlands. In a subsample of 1177 individuals, interviews were conducted using standardized questionnaires to obtain information about medical history (which included specific questions regarding stroke) and lifestyle...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657357/ecg-markers-associated-with-ischemic-stroke-at-young-age-a-case-control-study
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Jani Pirinen, Antti Eranti, Paul Knekt, Mika Lehto, Nicolas Martinez-Majander, Aapo L Aro, Harri Rissanen, Markku Heliövaara, Markku Kaste, Turgut Tatlisumak, Heikki Huikuri, Jukka Putaala
INTRODUCTION: Certain electrocardiographic (ECG) abnormalities are associated with ischemic stroke (IS), especially cardioembolic subtype. Besides atrial fibrillation, markers of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) or atrial pathology also reflect elevated risk. We studied the association of ECG markers with IS in young adults. METHODS: We performed a case-control study including 567 consecutive IS patients aged 15-49 years (inclusion period: 1994-2007) and one or two age- and sex-matched control subjects enrolled during 1978-1980 (n = 1033), and investigated also the stroke aetiologic subgroups...
July 14, 2017: Annals of Medicine
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