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The risk for a deadly stroke is higher in cancer patients and cancer survivors than the general public

Cancer Tied to Higher Risk for Deadly Stroke

Cancers of the breast, prostate, or colorectum most commonly associated with fatal strokes
Mobile stroke unit care is associated with quicker time to thrombolysis in acute ischemic stroke compared with conventional ambulance care in a densely populated urban area

Mobile Stroke Unit Care May Reduce Time to Thrombolysis

Findings seen in patients with suspected acute ischemic stroke in a densely populated urban area
For patients with ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack with evidence of atherosclerosis

AHA: Lower-Target LDL Level Beneficial After Stroke, TIA

Subsequent risk for CV events lower among patients with ischemic stroke, TIA, evidence of atherosclerosis
In a systematic review and clinical practice guideline

VA, DoD Update Guideline for Rehabilitation After Stroke

Systematic review addresses effectiveness of pharmacological, nonpharmacological interventions
Cannabis use disorder is associated with hospitalization for arrhythmia

AHA: Cannabis Use Disorder Tied to Arrhythmia Hospitalization

And, marijuana use associated with increased odds of young-onset stroke in individuals aged 18 to 44
Simple cardiovascular risk scores are associated with the presence of imaging-detected subclinical cerebrovascular disease

CV Risk Score Tied to Subclinical Cerebrovascular Disease on MRI

Association seen between risk scores and MRI-detected subclinical cerebrovascular disease
For young and middle-aged veterans

PTSD Linked to Early Incident TIA, Stroke in Young Veterans

Increased risk seen in cohort of young and middle-aged veterans in unadjusted, fully adjusted models
Poor glycemic control is associated with increased risks for stroke and death among patients with type 2 diabetes

Poor Glycemic Control May Up Risk for Stroke, Death in T2DM

Risk for stroke, death increased with each 10 mmol/mol increase in HbA1c level
Dog ownership is associated with better outcomes after a major cardiovascular event as well as a reduced risk for all-cause mortality

Dog Ownership May Lower Risk for Death After Major CV Event

And, review shows dog ownership tied to reduced risk for all-cause, cardiovascular mortality
In the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study

Decrease in Stroke Incidence Continued Through 2017 in ARIC

Decrease in stroke rates for 1987 to 2011 extended to 2017; decrease seen across decades, sex, race