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Ultra-early neurological deterioration occurs in one in eight ambulance-transported patients with acute cerebrovascular disease and is associated with significantly worse outcomes

Ultra-Early Neurological Deterioration Common in Stroke

Seen most often in intracranial hemorrhage patients and tied to worse three-month outcomes
The Face

U.K. Campaign Hasn’t Aided Patient Presentations for TIA, Minor CVA

Medical attention seeking no higher with Face, Arm, Speech, Time campaign for minor stroke symptoms
For patients who experienced a transient ischemic attack or minor stroke

Half of CV Events Occur from Two to Five Years Post-TIA, -Stroke

Composite outcome occurred in 12.9 percent; 50.1 percent of events in second to fifth years
A case of severe ischemic cardiomyopathy in the absence of traditional risk factors and attributed to synthetic cannabinoid use is described in a report published online June 7 in BMJ Case Reports.

Synthetic Cannabis May Increase Ischemic Cardiomyopathy Risk

Ischemic cardiomyopathy described in young male, which was attributed to synthetic cannabinoid use
Under the 2017 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association hypertension guidelines

Under New Guidelines, More Stroke Survivors With HTN Dx

Also, more are not within recommended BP target compared with Joint National Committee report
Black and Hispanic patients are at higher risk for stroke recurrence than white patients

Disparities for Risk of Recurrent Hemorrhagic Stroke Unexplained

Higher risk of second hemorrhagic stroke in blacks, Hispanics, not fully explained by hypertension severity
In 2015

CDC: Outpatient Rehab Rates Suboptimal for Stroke Survivors

Based on data from four states, in 2015, 35.5 percent of adult stroke survivors used outpatient rehab
The combination of clopidogrel and aspirin is associated with reduced risk of major ischemic events but increased risk of major hemorrhage among patients with minor ischemic stroke or high-risk transient ischemic attack

Clopidogrel + Aspirin Cuts Ischemic Events in Stroke, TIA

However, combination is associated with increased risk of major hemorrhage within 90 days
For patients with ischemic stroke with an unknown time of onset

Alteplase Good for Ischemic Stroke With Unknown Onset Time

Better functional outcomes with alteplase, but small increased rate of intracranial hemorrhage
Hypertensive patients may lower their stroke risk with folic acid supplements

Folic Acid May Cut Stroke Risk in High-Risk Hypertensive Patients

Findings among patients with low platelet count, high homocysteine levels