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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
Physical therapy promotes the recovery of arm function and neuroplasticity in all chronic stroke patients

Physical Therapy Helps Recover Arm Function in Chronic CVA

In chronic stroke patients, 4 weeks of PT associated with improved arm function, neuroplasticity
For adults

Frequency of Sauna Bathing Linked to Reduced Stroke Risk

Reduced risk seen after adjustment for CV risk factors, physical activity, socioeconomic status
For African-Americans

Sickle Cell Trait Not Linked to Stroke in African-Americans

Meta-analysis of four cohorts shows sickle cell trait not linked to incidence of ischemic stroke
For patients undergoing surgical aortic valve replacement

Previous Stroke Tied to Higher Risks in Aortic Valve Replacement

Previous stroke within three months of surgical AVR is risk factor for recurrent ischemic stroke, MACE
For patients with ischemic stroke

Tenecteplase Appears Superior to Alteplase After Ischemic Stroke

Tenecteplase within 4.5 hours after symptoms linked to higher reperfusion, better functional outcomes
There is a strong dose-response relationship between the number of cigarettes smoked daily and ischemic stroke risk among men younger than 50 years of age

Number of Cigarettes Smoked Daily Tied to Stroke Risk

Among men younger than 50, more cigarettes smoked linked to increased risk of ischemic stroke
The most affected health domains after ischemic stroke are physical function

Physical, Executive Function Most Affected After Ischemic Stroke

Worse scores in multiple domains tied to lower income, female sex, disability