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A stroke, previously known medically as a cerebrovascular accident (CVA), is the rapidly developing loss of brain function(s) due to disturbance in the blood supply to the brain. This can be due to ...
A stroke is a cerebrovascular accident that results in inadequate blood flow to part of the brain, starving it of oxygen and causing immediate and irreversible changes to the neurones. If affects 15...
Vascular Dementia accounts for 25% of all dementias (the second most commen cause after Alzheimers. It is the cumulative effects of many small strokes - patients often have evidence of vascular path...
Whether a patient with AF needs a blood thinner is as much a "guess" as it was a decade ago, says Dr Mandrola. Could a novel biomarker score developed from the ENGAGE-AF trial replace th...
In a proof-of-principle analysis based on a large randomized trial, using a score derived in part from troponins and natriuretic peptides "dramatically and substantially improved our ability to p...
In a study published in the Journal of American Geriatrics Society, researchers developed a "prediction score" to help healthcare professionals determine which older adults might be most at risk for d...
Atrial fibrillation (AF) causes an irregular and sometimes fast heart rate, and is a common risk factor for stroke. To estimate this risk in AF patients and determine the requirement for anticoagulati...
The authors evaluate the value of a simple risk score for identifying patients who are more likely to benefit from a CRT-defibrillator. Europace
Studies include a potential test for MS, a link between headaches and hypothyroidism, and a risk prediction scale for stroke patients.
The mechanisms of thromboembolism in patients with atrial fibrillation are complex and not well understood, and existing stroke risk scores are limited in their predictive capacity. In this Review, Ca...
An analysis of a randomized trial found that a cardiovascular biomarker score may help predict the risk for stroke, systemic embolic events and death in patients with atrial fibrillation.
In the absence of active management, the stroke risk after a transient ischemic attack (TIA) may be high. Almost 10 years ago, the results of the EXPRESS and SOS-TIA studies called for a more rapid ma...
Nearly one in 5 patients with ischemic stroke will invariably experience a second stroke within 5 years. Stroke risk stratification schemes based solely on clinical variables perform only modestly in ...