• Intracerebral hemorrhage increases risk for ischemic stroke, myocardial infarction

    10 days ago - By Healio

    Intracerebral hemorrhage correlated with an increased risk for ischemic stroke and myocardial infarction, according to results from an analysis of four population-based, U.S. cohort studies that was published in JAMA Neurology.
    The findings indicated that intracerebral hemorrhage “may be a novel risk marker for arterial ischemic events,” according to the researchers.
    “Large case series have indicated that myocardial infarction and ischemic stroke are not uncommon after intracerebral hemorrhage, but these prior studies lacked control groups without intracerebral hemorrhage,”
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  • Delayed care after ischemic stroke results in 'substantial losses in years of healthy life'

    Delayed care after ischemic stroke results in 'substantial losses in years of healthy life'

    10 days ago - By Healio

    Delays in care after acute ischemic stroke correlated with loss of healthy life-years among patients treated with endovascular thrombectomy, especially in the post-arrival period, according to findings published in JAMA Neurology.
    Specifically, the researchers found that every 1 second of delay in care was associated with the loss of 2.2 hours of healthy life, a finding that they hope “may encourage continuous quality improvement in door-to-treatment times.”
    “One of the most important determinants of outcome after acute ischemic stroke is rapid reperfusion via intravenous
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