International Stroke Conference

The latest news from ISC, with physician perspective, researcher interviews and clinician insight.

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Intensive BP reduction strategy fails to lower stroke recurrence

February 8, 2019
Intensive BP lowering did not significantly reduce stroke recurrence, according to data from the RESPECT study presented at the International Stroke…
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Intervention improves use of evidence-based therapies in stroke

February 8, 2019
A quality improvement intervention increased adherence to evidence-based therapies for patients treated in stroke units, according to new data from…
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SUCCEED: Community-based care fails to decrease systolic BP after stroke

February 8, 2019
Community and chronic care model teams did not improve systolic BP more than usual care in patients with recent stroke or transient ischemic attack…
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Intensive BP lowering reduces brain bleeds in ischemic stroke

February 7, 2019
Utilizing intensive BP lowering safely reduced intracerebral hemorrhage in patients with acute ischemic stroke, according to data from the ENCHANTED…
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ANNEXA-4: Andexanet alfa successfully reverses factor Xa inhibitor effects

February 7, 2019
Andexanet alfa reversed the anticoagulation effects of factor Xa inhibitors in most patients with acute major bleeding caused by a factor Xa…
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Good outcomes after thrombectomy dependent on time, volume

February 7, 2019
Outcomes after endovascular thrombectomy in patients with large core on CT were associated with time and perfusion core volume, according to data…
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Adding cilostazol to antiplatelet therapy reduces recurrent ischemic stroke risk

Cardiology Today, March 2019
Stroke survivors who had cilostazol added to aspirin or clopidogrel had reduced risk for recurrent ischemic stroke compared with patients taking…
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Adding cilostazol to antiplatelet therapy reduces recurrent ischemic stroke risk

February 6, 2019
Stroke survivors who had cilostazol added to aspirin or clopidogrel had reduced risk for recurrent ischemic stroke compared with patients taking…
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Spike in infective endocarditis-related stroke coincides with opioid abuse rise

February 6, 2019
A sharp increase in U.S. hospitalization rates for stroke from opioid-related infective endocarditis since 2008 has coincided with the rise of the…
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E-cigarette use tied to higher odds of stroke

February 6, 2019
Patients who used electronic cigarettes had an increased risk for stroke, MI and angina or CHD, according to data presented at the International…