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Intravenous thrombolysis appears to be safe in acute ischaemic stroke with saccular unruptured intracranial aneurysms, including large aneurysms (≥10 mm), according to a study published in Neurology. The study also found that anticoagulation after acute ischaemic in patients with large...
In patients with ischaemic stroke and diabetes, the risks of composite vascular events were significantly associated with admission haemoglobin A1C (Hb A1C) levels, according to a study published in Neurology. The optimal range of the admission Hb A1C was below 6.8% to 7.0%, and were...
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...
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...
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...
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. “...
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...
Physical activity that conforms to medical and health association guidelines is associated with a lower risk of atrial fibrillation and stroke, according to a study published in the European Heart Journal. Steven Lubitz, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, and...
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) Stroke Council Leadership convened quickly to provide important guidance about cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) and thrombocytopenia, together called thrombosis and thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS), in patients who...
Women who had pre-eclampsia during pregnancy are at least 3 times more likely to have a stroke later in life than women who did not have a history of pre-eclampsia, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open. “Our study strongly suggests that, for women who have a history of pre-...

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