International Stroke Conference

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

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Clot-busting drugs after stroke given less to patients with cancer

January 27, 2018
Patients with cancer are less likely to receive standard clot-busting medications in the event of acute ischemic stroke compared with patients…
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Later endovascular thrombectomy beneficial in acute ischemic stroke with clinical-core mismatch

January 26, 2018
Endovascular thrombectomy 6 to 24 hours after onset of acute ischemic stroke is substantially beneficial for patients with clinical-core mismatch…
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Dabigatran confers reduced bleeding risk in nonvalvular AF

January 26, 2018
Patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation who were treated with dabigatran had a decreased risk for major bleeding compared with those treated…
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Intensive antiplatelet therapy reduces risk for recurrent events in TIA

January 26, 2018
Patients with transient ischemic attack who were treated with intensive antiplatelet therapy had a reduced risk for a recurrent TIA compared with…
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PRINCE: Ticagrelor plus aspirin beneficial in minor stroke, high-risk TIA

January 26, 2018
Patients with minor stoke or high-risk transient ischemic attack who were treated with ticagrelor plus aspirin had reduced high on-treatment platelet…
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ARISE II: Novel revascularization device successfully treats large vessel occlusion

January 26, 2018
Patients with anterior and posterior circulation proximal large vessel occlusion who had an acute ischemic stroke and underwent revascularization…
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First-line aspiration noninferior to stent retriever for acute ischemic stroke

January 25, 2018
Functional outcomes were noninferior for patients with acute ischemic stroke and emergent large-vessel occlusion who underwent treatment with a…
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HOPE-3: BP, cholesterol-lowering medication regimen reduces first-time strokes

January 25, 2018
Combining BP-lowering and cholesterol-lowering medications significantly lowered incidence of first-time strokes, according the results of the HOPE-3…
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Prior use of oral anticoagulants confers higher in-hospital mortality in intracerebral hemorrhage

January 25, 2018
Prior use of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants or warfarin was linked to higher in-hospital mortality vs. nonuse in patients with…
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PFO closure plus antiplatelet therapy reduces risk for recurrent ischemic stroke

January 25, 2018
Patients with patent foramen ovale and cryptogenic stroke who were treated with PFO closure and antiplatelet therapy had decreased risk for…