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Should screening for atrial fibrillation in stroke patients be more thorough?

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at whether late diagnosis of atrial fibrillation in stroke patients would result in a higher chance of another stroke. The authors concluded that delayed diagnosis of atrial fibrillation resulted in a higher risk of recurrent stroke, particularly in men. Some background Atrial fibrillation (AF) is when a patient has...

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Identifying new markers to screen for recurrent stroke risk

Posted by on Jul 15, 2017 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial examined whether elevated lipoprotein(a) levels result in an increased risk of recurrent ischemic stroke. The authors concluded that patients who have had one ischemic stroke and have high Lp(a) levels are at a greater risk of further vascular (blood vessel) events. Some background Stroke patients are commonly at a higher...

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Can a CT help to predict recurrent stroke?

Posted by on Feb 27, 2017 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors were interested in whether a CT was effective at identifying causes of cardioembolism, which is directly linked with stroke recurrence. They concluded that patients with larger and more complex aortic plaques were at a higher risk of recurrent stroke. They also concluded that CT was as effective as other invasive procedures in...

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Predictors of movement recovery after stroke

Posted by on Aug 30, 2016 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined predictive factors of regaining upper limb (arm and hand) movement in stroke patients. The authors concluded that voluntary finger extension (lifting) 4 to 8 weeks after stroke is a good indication for regaining upper limb movement within 6 months. Some background Many stroke patients lose some ability to move....

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Can a healthy diet reduce the risk of ischemic strokes?

Posted by on Jan 28, 2016 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated a possible link between dietary habits and strokes. The researchers found that stroke patients were less likely to maintain a healthy diet compared to healthy controls. Some background Healthy diet and physical activity have been shown to be beneficial for overall health, but have not been studied in detail...

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What is fatigue after stroke caused by?

Posted by on Aug 31, 2015 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This paper studied the factors that increased the chances of fatigue after a stroke. Some background Ischemic stroke occurs when a blood vessel to the brain is blocked and causes damage to the brain. After a stroke, patients often have fatigue. Fatigue is described as exhaustion, weariness and lack of energy that does not go away...

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