International Stroke Conference

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

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Poor air quality linked to increased stroke risk

February 19, 2016
In the United States and China, higher pollution levels are associated with an increased number of strokes, according to research presented at the…
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Enhanced, prolonged monitoring increases AF detection in patients with stroke

February 19, 2016
Prolonged and enhanced monitoring by means of repeated 10-day Holter monitoring initiated early after ischemic stroke was more effective than…
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Pregnancy at older age may increase risk for future stroke

February 19, 2016
Women who become pregnant at age 40 years and older face a greater risk for stroke  later in life compared with women who become pregnant at a…
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IRIS: Pioglitazone lowers risk for CV events after ischemic stroke, TIA

February 18, 2016
In insulin-resistant patients who had a recent ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack, treatment with the diabetes drug pioglitazone was…
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ACT I: Stenting noninferior to endarterectomy for asymptomatic carotid stenosis

February 17, 2016
In asymptomatic, nonoctogenarian patients with significant carotid stenosis at standard surgical and anatomic risk, carotid artery stenting with…
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MR CLEAN: Nongeneral anesthesia may lead to better outcomes after intra-arterial treatment

February 27, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Among patients randomly assigned to intra-arterial treatment in the MR CLEAN trial, use of nongeneral anesthesia during the…
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CADISS: No difference in treatment with antiplatelets, anticoagulants after cervical artery dissection

February 23, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — For prevention of stroke, major bleeding or death, it did not matter whether patients with cervical artery dissection were…
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Low-dose pravastatin reduced atherothrombotic infarction in certain patients with stroke

February 18, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Low-dose pravastatin appears to reduce the incidence of atherothrombotic infarction in patients experiencing…
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Mediterranean diet may lower risk for stroke in women

February 17, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Women who adhered to the Mediterranean diet had a lower incidence of total stroke and ischemic stroke, according to new data…
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Low vitamin D levels predict stroke severity, worse outcomes

February 16, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — New data suggest that vitamin D may be a promising marker for cerebral ischemic vulnerability and a potential target for…