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Stroke risk factors in minority groups discovered

A new study led by a University of Cincinnati researcher sheds light on risk factors for certain kinds of strokes among different racial and ethnic groups. Daniel Woo, MD, vice chair of research in UC’s Department of Neurology and a UC Health physician, was the principal investigator in a study published Aug. 23 in JAMA. The study […]

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Use of Comfort Care Increasing After Stroke, May Reduce Costs

The administration of comfort care intervention (CCI) to patients with acute ischemic stroke has increased in the United States, regardless of the type of acute treatment these patients receive, a new study suggests. But researchers did find gender-, race-, and region-based disparities in the administration of CCI. In addition, patients who received thrombolysis or thrombectomy […]

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‘Novel, Striking’ Data on Early CVD Risk Factors and Cognition

An increase in risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) during young adulthood is associated with cognitive decline in late life, new research shows. Investigators found a “novel, striking” association between high body mass index (BMI), elevated systolic blood pressure, and high glucose levels among adults in their 20s and 30s and a doubling of the […]

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Heart failure and stroke rising in men under 40

Heart failure and stroke are unusual diagnoses among younger people. But they are now clearly on the rise in men below the age of 40, according to a University of Gothenburg study. The scientists have found links to obesity and low fitness in the upper teens. The present study, published in Journal of Internal Medicine, […]

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ESO guidelines focus on early management of transient ischemic attack

The European Stroke Organization (ESO) guidelines on management of Transient Ischemic Attack focus on issues specific to early TIA management. Therefore, aspects such as services organization including the role of stroke specialists and TIA clinics; usefulness of risk prediction tools such as the ABCD2 score; brain imaging (plain and perfusion CT, MRI), imaging of cervical […]