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The optimal period for intensive rehabilitation of arm and hand use after a stroke should begin 60 to 90 days after the event, according to a phase 2 randomised study published in PNAS. The same intensive rehabilitation at less than 30 days after a stroke provided some benefit, but rehabilitation...
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) amplifies the risk of stroke in hospitalised patients, especially in younger people, with risk factors such as diabetes and high blood pressure contributing to this increased risk, according to a study published in Brain Communications. During the first wave of...
Excessive blood pressure (BP) reduction for acute intracerebral haemorrhage can have dire consequences when kidney function is low, according to a study published in Neurology. Previous clinical studies have shown that intense BP reduction in patients with acute intracerebral haemorrhage can...
Increasing number of clot retrieval attempts in acute stroke is correlated with an increased emboli to new territory and greater infarct growth volume, affecting functional outcome even when successful recanalization is achieved, according to a study published in the journal Neurology. “These...
Training stroke survivors to walk at a faster speed during recovery can help improve dual-task walking, according to a study published in the journal Clinical Rehabilitation. To improve the ability to walk and think at the same time, rehabilitation approaches have been to directly practice walking...

Conference Reports

By Nancy Melville BRUSSELS -- September 7, 2021 -- Abnormal electrocardiogram (ECG) results in people with subarachnoid haemorrhage are associated with higher mortality rates and other poorer outcomes, according to a study presented at the 40th International Symposium on Intensive Care and...
By Walter Alexander VIRTUAL -- September 2, 2021 -- For patients with a severely narrowed carotid artery, stenting and surgery have similar effects on the chance of having a disabling or fatal stroke, according to a study presented at the Virtual 2021 European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress...
By Walter Alexander VIRTUAL -- September 1, 2021 -- Edoxaban is noninferior to warfarin in regards to adverse events among patients with atrial fibrillation after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), according to a study presented at the Virtual 2021 European Society of Cardiology (ESC...
By Alex Morrisson VIRTUAL -- August 30, 2021 -- Patients at risk of atrial fibrillation who were implanted with a continuous loop recorder were more likely than those who received standard of care to be diagnosed with atrial fibrillation and receive treatment with an anticoagulant; however, there...
By Louise Gagnon VIRTUAL -- August 2, 2021 -- Data from the STROKE-VT trial showed that a direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) offers more protection from stroke and transient ischaemic attack than aspirin following left ventricular tachycardia or premature ventricular contraction using radiofrequency...

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