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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
For younger patients with stroke

Walking Speed Predicts Return to Work for Younger Stroke Patients

For younger adults who have had stroke, a threshold of 0.93 m/s can identify those who return to work
Having a pharmacist in the emergency department significantly shortens the time to administration of treatment to reverse anticoagulation in patients with life-threatening bleeds or the need for urgent procedures

Pharmacist in ED Cuts Time to Tx to Reverse Anticoagulation

Time to 4F-PCC shorter for patients who have life-threatening bleeding, need urgent procedures
Diffusion tensor image segmentation technique

Imaging Technique May Help Predict Stroke-Related Dementia

Method using diffusion tensor imaging may predict dementia in patients with cerebral small vessel disease
The STROKE Perception Report is a valid and reliable measure of patients' and family surrogates' perceptions of the quality of acute stroke hospital services

New Tool Measures Patients’ Perceptions of Stroke Care

Validated instrument focuses on speed of diagnosis and treatment, caring, and patient education
In adults with recent stroke

Lower Systolic BP Goal May Cut Risk for Orthostatic Hypotension

Lower systolic BP goal did not affect dizziness or lightheadedness in adults with recent stroke
High-intensity stepping training that mimics real-world conditions may better improve walking ability in stroke survivors

High-Intensity Training Improves Walking in Stroke Survivors

High-intensity training results in better gains in walking speeds, distance than low-intensity training