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The magnitude of the association of diabetes with stroke risk varies by age

Association for Diabetes, Stroke Risk Varies by Age, Race, Sex

For under 65s, stroke risk increased for white women and men, black women, but not black men
Genetic liability to insomnia is associated with increased odds of major cardiovascular diseases

Genetic Liability to Insomnia Linked to Increased Odds of CVDs

Mendelian randomization analyses revealed greater odds of CAD, heart failure, ischemic stroke
Seven percent of older patients undergoing inpatient

Periop Covert Stroke ID’d in 7 Percent of Older Surgery Patients

Perioperative covert stroke tied to increased risk for cognitive decline one year after surgery
Stroke patients discharged with a case manager and access to an educational website report significantly greater improvements in physical health after three months compared with those who receive traditional care

At-Home Support Helps Stroke Patients Adjust After Hospitalization

Home-based support network includes social work case managers and online resources
Antidepressants strongly inhibiting serotonin reuptake may be associated with a small reduction in the rate of ischemic stroke compared with weak reuptake inhibitors

Strong SSRI May Be Tied to Small Decrease in Ischemic Stroke Risk

Rate of myocardial infarction similar with current use of strong, weak selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors
Intensive blood pressure lowering nonsignificantly reduces the risk for recurrence among patients with a history of stroke compared with a standard blood pressure-lowering regimen

Authors Say Lower BP Targets May Cut Recurrent Stroke Risk

Data from randomized trial with nonsignificant findings added to updated meta-analysis
For aging men with low testosterone levels

Testosterone Replacement Therapy May Increase Cardiovascular Risk

Increased risk in men on TRT for composite of heart attack, ischemic stroke, transient ischemic attack
Shorter time to endovascular-reperfusion therapy is associated with improved outcomes among patients with acute ischemic stroke due to large vessel occlusion

Initiating Stroke Tx 15 Minutes Earlier Can Improve Outcomes

Findings seen in patients with acute ischemic stroke treated with endovascular-reperfusion therapy
Cholesterol levels that are too low may increase the risk for hemorrhagic stroke

Extremely Low LDL Cholesterol May Up Stroke Risk

Higher hemorrhagic stroke risk seen for individuals with low-density lipoprotein cholesterol <70 mg/dL
Serum neurofilament light chain levels can predict incident stroke among middle-aged and older adults with diabetes mellitus

Neurofilament Light Chain Levels Predict Stroke Risk in Diabetes

Adding NfL to predictive score, including race and Framingham Stroke Risk Score, ups C-statistic