AHA urges action against racial inequities in stroke care
Insufficient research attention has been paid to reducing inequities in rehabilitation, recovery, and social reintegration, the writing group says...
A call to revamp revascularization trial endpoints
Coronary revascularization trials should focus more on quality of life than traditional composite outcomes, two trial investigators say.
Stroke scale cutoff might not be ideal guide for ordering CTA and detecting large vessel occlusions
If the goal is not to miss any LVOs, there is no NIHSS score below which these do not occur.
LAA closure outcomes improve with CCTA: Swiss-Apero subanalysis
A trial of left atrial appendage closure reported better outcomes with preprocedure CT than transesophageal echocardiography alone.
Statins tied to lower stroke risk in atrial fibrillation
Initiation of statins soon after diagnosis of AFib is associated with lower risk of ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes; longer-term use is tied to...
AHA backs screening for cognitive impairment after stroke
Cognitive impairment is common after a stroke; screening may help detect it early and allow appropriate multidisciplinary care, AHA says.
‘Bony’ stroke: Bone defects can cause recurrent stroke
“Due to the possibly high risk of stroke recurrence and potentially causative treatment options, bony strokes seem to be highly relevant for...
Napping and AFib risk: The long and the short of it
Both long and short daily naps were linked to atrial fibrillation risk, but in different ways.
FDA breakthrough designation for spinal cord stimulation device
Early evidence indicates that spinal cord stimulation could be an assistive as well as a restorative approach for upper-limb recovery after stroke...
Antiphospholipid antibodies linked to future CV events
The study raises the possibility of one day treating the immune system in some individuals for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular...