International Stroke Conference

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SPS3: Lowering systolic BP targets may prevent recurrent stroke

Cardiology Today, March 2013
Lowering systolic BP to a target of less than 130 mm Hg for patients with small subcortical strokes significantly reduced the risk for recurrent…
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Cannabis use increased risk for stroke in young adults

February 8, 2013
Patients exhibiting ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack were 2.3 times more likely to have cannabis detected in urine tests than other age-…
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Endovascular therapy not superior to standard treatment for stroke

February 8, 2013
Results from two studies presented at the International Stroke Conference 2013 showed similar outcomes for endovascular therapy and intravenous…
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Southern-style diet linked to higher risk for stroke

February 7, 2013
In the first large-scale study on the relationship between Southern foods and stroke, researchers found that fatty foods and sweetened drinks may…
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ICH ADAPT: Aggressive BP lowering after stroke appears safe

February 7, 2013
Rapid, aggressive lowering of BP after intracerebral hemorrhage appears to be safe and does not reduce perihematoma cerebral blood flow, according to…
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Infections in childhood linked to high risk for ischemic stroke

Cardiology Today, March 2012
NEW ORLEANS — Common childhood infections appear to increase risk for ischemic stroke in children, according to research presented at the…
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Risk for intracranial hemorrhage low with rivaroxaban

Cardiology Today, March 2012
International Stroke Conference 2012 NEW ORLEANS — During 2 years, 172 of the 14,264 participants in the ROCKET AF trial experienced an…
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Outpatient cardiac telemetry detected high rate of paroxysmal AF in patients with cryptogenic stroke

Cardiology Today, March 2012
International Stroke Conference 2012 NEW ORLEANS — Almost 20% of strokes attributed to unknown causes were related to short episodes of atrial…
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SPS3: Combining clopidogrel with aspirin fails to prevent recurrent strokes

Cardiology Today, March 2012
International Stroke Conference 2012 NEW ORLEANS — Adding clopidogrel to aspirin therapy is unlikely to prevent recurrent strokes and may…
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Thrombolysis safe for treating ‘wake-up’ stroke patients

Cardiology Today, March 2012
International Stroke Conference 2012 NEW ORLEANS — Thrombolysis with clot-busting drugs may be safe for patients who wake up experiencing stroke…