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Patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) presenting with acute neurologic symptoms warrant a lower threshold for suspicion of large vessel occlusion (LVO) stroke, thus necessitating prompt workup. “To our knowledge, this is the first study to describe an association between COVID-19 and...
Women who have hot flushes and night sweats after menopause are 70% more likely to have angina, myocardial infarctions, and strokes, according to a study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. The study found that women of any age who experience vasomotor symptoms...
To keep patients and healthcare providers safe during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, while providing urgent treatment for patients with stroke, extra precautions must be taken, according to new guidelines published in the journal Stroke. The guidelines were established by...
New guidance from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) recommends closure of a patent foramen ovale (PFO) for some patients who have had a stroke. The updated practice advisory is published in the online issue of the journal Neurology. Closure may be considered for some people aged...
Atheroma plaques extend rapidly through the arteries of 40% of asymptomatic individuals aged 40 to 50 years, according to a study published in the Journal of American College of Cardiology. “The key finding of the study is that over a short follow-up of just 3 years, 40% of individuals aged...
Analysing the brains of stroke victims just days after the stroke allows researchers to link various speech functions to different parts of the brain, a breakthrough that may lead to better treatment and recovery, according to a study published in the journal Brain. Tatiana Schnur, MD,...
Older adults with irregular sleep patterns -- meaning they have no regular bedtime or wake-up schedule -- are nearly twice as likely to develop cardiovascular disease (CVD) as those with more regular sleep patterns, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of...
Artificial intelligence (AI) has been used for the first time to instantly and accurately measure blood flow, according to a study published in Circulation. The results were found to be able to predict chances of death, myocardial infarction (MI), and stroke, and can be used by doctors to...
Both simple and advanced CT were effective in accurately predicting which patients who experienced a stroke would benefit from endovascular thrombectomy, according to a study published in the Annals of Neurology. “Endovascular thrombectomy has revolutionised the treatment for patients with...
Women who experience premature menopause are almost 3 times more likely to develop multiple, chronic medical problems in their 60s compared with women who went through menopause at age 50 or 51, according to a study published in Human Reproduction. “Our findings indicate that multimorbidity...

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