International Stroke Conference

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

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Waist-to-hip ratio predicts 10-year risk for ischemic stroke

February 23, 2019
Ten-year risk for ischemic stroke was predicted by a higher waist-to-hip ratio, according to data presented at the International Stroke…
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Atherosclerotic risk factors increase as patients age

February 21, 2019
The number of atherosclerotic risk factors a patient had increased with age, according to data presented at the International Stroke Conference. …
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Depression after ischemic stroke associated with low adherence to secondary prevention

February 18, 2019
Patients who survived an ischemic stroke and were diagnosed with depression were less likely to adhere to key secondary prevention drugs compared…
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CAS outcomes similar to surgery in pooled analysis of asymptomatic patients

February 15, 2019
In a pooled analysis of the CREST and ACT I trials, treatment of asymptomatic carotid stenosis with carotid artery stenting yielded similar outcomes…
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Vaccination, antiviral treatment fails to affect stroke risk from herpes zoster

February 15, 2019
Contracting herpes zoster increased risk for acute ischemic stroke, and among patients with herpes zoster, vaccination or antiviral treatment did not…
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Sex, race gap in secondary stroke prevention attributed to income, education

February 12, 2019
Income and education play a role in significant sex and racial disparities in secondary stroke preventive measures, according to data presented at…
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DESERVE: Positive health beliefs appear to reduce systolic BP after stroke, TIA

February 10, 2019
Patients who had a mild to moderate stroke or transient ischemic attack and were aware that they could protect themselves against having a stroke had…
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Modest daily drinking increases risk for ischemic stroke

February 9, 2019
Adults who drink a modest amount of alcohol daily had an increased risk for ischemic stroke, according to data presented at the International Stroke…
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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…