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Rates of hospitalization for stroke have fallen since 1988 for both black and white Medicare enrollees

Stroke Hospitalizations Down in Black, White Medicare Enrollees

Black men and women have experienced greater improvements in 30-day poststroke mortality
Women with very low low-density lipoprotein cholesterol or low triglycerides have an increased risk for hemorrhagic stroke

Very Low LDL-C, Triglycerides Tied to Hemorrhagic Stroke Risk in Women

Women with very low LDL or triglycerides should be monitored for other modifiable stroke risk factors
A myoelectric computer interface training paradigm that provides intuitive feedback about muscle activation patterns is well tolerated and can reduce abnormal coactivation among stroke survivors

Myoelectric Computer Interface Beneficial for Stroke Survivors

MyoCI well tolerated, can reduce abnormal coactivation in stroke survivors with arm impairment
In a Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions expert consensus statement published online March 21 in Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions

Guidelines Address PFO Closure for Secondary Stroke Prevention

Institutional requirements, multidisciplinary collaboration, quality measures addressed
The incidence and point prevalence of visual problems in acute stroke survivors are very high

High Rates of Visual Problems Seen in Stroke Survivors

Three-quarters have visual problems, including impaired central vision, eye movement abnormalities
Aspiration is as effective as the traditional stent retriever approach for clot removal in patients presenting with large-vessel occlusion stroke

Aspiration Noninferior to Stent Retriever for Clot Removal

Direct aspiration is equally effective for large-vessel occlusion stroke, with lower device costs
Higher values of R2* (the magnetic resonance transverse relaxation rate) found in the substantia nigra likely reflect greater iron content and are associated with worse long-term outcomes after stroke

MRI Method That Measures Iron in Brain Shows Impact of Stroke

High iron content of substantia nigra associated with worse long-term motor outcomes after stroke
Women with a history of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy have a greater long-term risk for stroke that is reduced by aspirin use

Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy Tied to Stroke Risk

However, primary preventive treatment with aspirin may cut long-term risk for stroke
There is an increased stroke risk in late life among patients with late-onset migraine with aura

Late-Onset Migraine With Aura Linked to Increased Stroke Risk

But onset before age 50 and migraine without aura not associated with higher risk for stroke
Among postmenopausal women

Artificially Sweetened Drinks Linked to Stroke After Menopause

Risk for all stroke, ischemic stroke, CHD, all-cause mortality up with highest level of consumption