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Kühne Michael - - 2013
A novel method to estimate cardiac volumes based on impedance measurements using the leads of a resynchronization device has been developed. This study investigated the method in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy and documented wall motion abnormalities. Fifteen postinfarction patients (age 68 ± 8 years, ejection fraction 27 ± 5%) with ...
Don Creighton W CW Department of General Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, 98195, - - 2013
Occlusion of the left atrial appendage (LAA) may reduce the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). Trials comparing LAA occlusion to warfarin anticoagulation in patients with nonvalvular AF showed a reduction in hemorrhagic stroke, although an increase in safety events due to procedural complications. Long-term follow-up suggests ...
Werner Nicolas - - 2013
BACKGROUND: STROKE IS A RARE BUT SERIOUS COMPLICATION OF PERCUTANEOUS CORONARY INTERVENTIONS (PCIS). SO FAR, SCANT INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ABOUT THE INCIDENCE AND OUTCOME OF PATIENTS DEVELOPING STROKE AFTER PCI FOR STABLE ANGINA OR ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROME (ACS) IN DAILY CLINICAL PRACTICE IN EUROPE TODAY.METHODS AND RESULTS: BETWEEN 2005 AND ...
Schrader I - - 2013
Purpose: To evaluate how accurately final infarct volume in acute ischemic stroke can be predicted with perfusion CT (PCT) using a 64-MDCT unit and the toggling table technique.Materials and Methods: Retrospective analysis of 89 patients with acute ischemic stroke who underwent CCT, CT angiography (CTA) and PCT using the "toggling ...
Kausar Hena - - 2013
Isolated cases of astasia or ptosis have each been reported in ischemic or hemorrhagic strokes involving the thalamus. We report a 70-year-old man with a medical history of hypertension who presented with left ptosis and gait disturbance despite intact motor strength in the legs and normal sensory function. MRI of ...
Burchfield Jana S JS Texas Heart Institute, Houston, TX, - - 2013
Despite declines in heart failure morbidity and mortality with current therapies, rehospitalization rates remain distressingly high, substantially affecting individuals, society, and the economy. As a result, the need for new therapeutic advances and novel medical devices is urgent. Disease-related left ventricular remodeling is a complex process involving cardiac myocyte growth ...
Calviere L - - 2013
Population-based studies have shown a heightened prevalence of clinically silent brain infarcts in subjects who have migraine with aura (MA). We sought to determine whether this association could be confirmed in young patients with cryptogenic ischemic stroke, and explored the role of patent foramen ovale (PFO) as a potential underlying ...
Geller Bram J - - 2013
Atherogenesis is a complex inflammatory process stemming from the accumulation and oxidation of low density lipoproteins (LDL). IgM autoantibodies against phosphorylcholine (anti-PC) bind to the PC epitope on oxidized LDL (OxLDL), inhibiting the uptake of oxLDL by macrophages in atherosclerotic lesions. Anti-PC autoantibodies have been reported to be protective against ...
Desbois Anne Claire - - 2013
The aim of this study was to describe the different arterial complications reported in cannabis smokers. This study was a literature review. Cannabis use was found to be associated with stroke, myocardial infarction, and lower limb arteritis. Arterial disease involved especially young men. There was a very strong temporal link ...
Davidson Sean M - - 2013
Atherosclerosis is an insidious disease which can remain undetected for decades before manifesting, sometimes lethally, in the form of a stroke or myocardial infarction. With over 900,000 Americans experiencing a heart attack annually(1), there is a strong need to develop better treatments or preventative measures, but these will necessitate a ...
Ribo Marc - - 2013
Infarct volume and age are strong predictors of outcome in patients with stroke. We aimed to determine the impact of infarct volume on outcome according to age. Consecutive patients with acute stroke with documented internal carotid artery/middle cerebral artery occlusion who underwent endovascular procedures were studied. Patients were categorized in ...
Rigano Paolo - - 2013
Stroke is a common cause of morbidity and mortality in sickle cell disease (SCD) and silent cerebral infarction is the most common form of neurologic injury. The frequency and risk factors for new silent cerebral infarction are incompletely understood. Moreover, no recommended treatment has been established. Although hydroxyurea (HU) is ...
Dumont Travis M - - 2013
Primary stenting for acute ischemic stroke (AIS) using the Wingspan stent delivery system has been reported. Major technical limitations in that study were difficulties in delivering the device and a few cases in which the Enterprise vascular reconstruction device (stent) was used as a bailout procedure. The Enterprise, which has ...
Dinicolantonio James J - - 2013
Aspirin is the most widely prescribed antiplatelet agent for the secondary prevention of stroke. Cilostazol, an antiplatelet and vasodilating agent, has shown promise for the secondary prevention of stroke. A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials using Ovid MEDLINE, PubMed, and Excerpta Medica (EMBASE) was searched up to ...
Neugebauer Hermann - - 2013
Although decompressive hemicraniectomy clearly reduces mortality in severe space-occupying middle cerebral artery infarction (so-called malignant middle cerebral artery infarction), every fifth patient still dies in the acute phase and every third patient is left with moderate to severe disability. Therapeutic hypothermia is a neuroprotective and antiedematous treatment option that has ...
Wald David S - - 2013
David S Wald speaks to Caroline Telfer, Assistant Commissioning Editor. David S Wald is a Consultant Cardiologist and Reader in Preventive Cardiology. He trained at Oxford University (UK) and Imperial College of Science and Technology, London (UK). His work combines interventional and preventive approaches to cardiovascular disease. He is currently ...
Agarwal Sunil K - - 2013
In this review, the authors discuss the role of ECG in prediction of stroke. ECG plays an important role in detection of several stroke risk factors/predictors including atrial fibrillation and left ventricular hypertrophy; both are components of the Framingham Stroke Risk Score. Multiple other ECG traits have also emerged as ...
Kim Ji Soo - - 2013
Stroke in the distribution of the posterior circulation may present as acute onset spontaneous vertigo and imbalance. Although vertigo due to posterior circulation stroke is usually associated with other neurologic symptoms or signs, small infarcts in the cerebellum or brainstem can present with vertigo without other localizing symptoms. Approximately 17% ...
Boos Christopher J - - 2013
Heart failure (HF) and atrial fibrillation (AF) frequently coexist and share a reciprocal relationship. The presence of AF increases the propensity to HF and can worsen its severity as well as escalating the risk of stroke. Despite the proven efficacy of vitamin K antagonists and warfarin for stroke prevention in ...
Chu Pei-Lun PL University Program in Genetics and Genomics and the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC 27710, - - 2013
In the mouse model of permanent, middle cerebral artery occlusion, infarct volume varies widely across inbred strains but generally is inversely correlated with collateral vessel number. However, we also observed certain mouse strains that share similar collateral vessel anatomy but exhibit significantly different infarct volume. To identify genetic factors determining ...
Providência Rui - - 2013
Cardiac troponin is widely used for the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction. In addition to this indication, the elevation of troponin has been found to play a prognostic role in ischemic stroke. It is hypothesized that approximately 15-20 % of all ischemic strokes are associated with atrial fibrillation and that these ...
Böhm Michael M Klinik für Innere Medizin III, Universitätsklinikum des Saarlandes, Homburg, Germany. - - 2013
The impact of nonpersistence on events and of events on persistence is unclear. We studied the effects of nonpersistence on outcomes and events on nonadherence in a randomized placebo controlled trial in 40 countries on 25,620 patients. In the ONgoing Telmisartan Alone and in combination with Ramipril Global Endpoint Trial ...
González Toledo María E - - 2013
It is unknown whether atrial fibrillation (AF) detected after acute ischemic stroke is caused by neurogenic or cardiogenic mechanisms. Based on the potential damage to the autonomic nervous system, neurogenic mechanisms could be implicated in the pathophysiology of newly diagnosed AF. To test this hypothesis, we developed a mechanistic approach ...
L L Yeo Leonard - - 2013
Ischemic stroke is one of the major causes of mortality and long-term disability. In the recent past, only very few treatment options were available and a considerable proportion of stroke survivors remained permanently disabled. However, over the last 2 decades rapid advances in acute stroke care have resulted in a ...
Chen Pei-Chi PC Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital Taipei - - 2014
Admission hyperglycemia is associated with poor outcome in patients with myocardial infarction. The present study evaluated the relationship between admission glucose level and other clinical variables in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). The 959 consecutive STEMI patients undergoing primary PCI were divided into ...
Jung Jin-Man - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The causal relationship between patent foramen ovale (PFO) and stroke is controversial. We hypothesized that if PFO is a pathway of embolic source, there might be a correlation between PFO characteristics (ie, size or extent of shunt) and ischemic lesion burden (ie, infarct volume and number). METHODS: From ischemic ...
Panchal Hemang B - - 2013
The purpose of this meta-analysis was to compare postprocedural mortality and major adverse cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events between transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) and surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) for severe aortic stenosis. Seventeen studies (n = 4,659) comparing TAVI (n = 2,267) and SAVR (n = 2,392) were included. End points were ...
Mwesige J - - 2013
The adoption of early revascularization as the preferred strategy in all ST-elevation myocardial infarctions (STEMI) and high risk acute coronary syndromes (ACS) without ST elevation resulted in a considerable reduction in the incidence of post-ACS cardiogenic shock (CS) however the incidence of CS on hospital arrival has not changed. In-hospital ...
Ye Ruidong - - 2013
Numerous studies have identified pathophysiological mechanisms of acute ischemic stroke and have provided proof-of-principle evidence that strategies designed to impede the ischemic cascade, namely neuroprotection, can protect the ischemic brain. However, the translation of these therapeutic agents to the clinic has not been successful. Ginsenoside Rd, a dammarane-type steroid glycoside ...
Tofield Andros - - 2013
Exposure to air pollution is associated with increased mortality after myocardial infarction
Ogata Toshiyasu - - 2013
BACKGROUND: There have only been a few reports regarding the outcomes and risk factors after CEA. To clarify the factors associated with outcome in patients with carotid stenosis who underwent carotid endarterectomy (CEA), we investigated cardiovascular events and mortality in the Kyushu Medical Center in Japan. METHODS: We consecutively registered ...
Fox Kim - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Elevated resting heart rate is known to be detrimental to morbidity and mortality in cardiovascular disease, though its effect in patients with ischemic stroke is unclear. We analyzed the effect of baseline resting heart rate on myocardial infarction (MI) in patients with a recent noncardioembolic cerebral ischemic event participating ...
Ziegler Annerose - - 2013
The present study aimed to investigate prospectively the frequency of laminar infarcts (LI) within a standard stroke unit population. Laminar infarcts follow neuroanatomical borders rather than the vascular architecture. The LI are rarely noticed in clinical routine because they are typically not detected by computed tomography. As there is a ...
Singh Paramdeep - - 2013
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To provide evidence whether mechanical thrombectomy with stent-retrievers in the treatment of acute ischemic stroke causes intimal damage. METHODS: This study analyzed thrombi retrieved by mechanical thrombectomy from cerebral arteries in 48 consecutive patients with acute ischemic stroke for the presence of endothelial cells using CD34 antibodies. ...
Fujimoto Hirotaka - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Restenosis, a condition in which the lesion vessel renarrows after a coronary intervention procedure, remains a limitation in management. A surrogate biomarker for risk stratification of restenosis would be welcome. B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) is secreted in response to pathologic stress from the heart. Its use as a biomarker ...
Kasner Scott E - - 2013
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Two randomized trials suggested that transcranial laser therapy (TLT) may benefit patients with acute ischemic stroke, although efficacy has not been confirmed. Supportive proof of concept could be demonstrated if TLT reduces the volume of cortical infarction. METHODS: The NeuroThera Efficacy and Safety Trial-2 (NEST-2) was a ...
Sacco Ralph L - - 2013
Despite the global impact and advances in understanding the pathophysiology of cerebrovascular diseases, the term "stroke" is not consistently defined in clinical practice, in clinical research, or in assessments of the public health. The classic definition is mainly clinical and does not account for advances in science and technology. The ...
Cangemi Roberto - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Non-valvular atrial fibrillation is associated with an increase in thromboembolism, i.e. stroke, and atherosclerotic events, i.e. myocardial infarction. Vitamin E possesses anti-coagulant as well as anti-atherosclerotic properties. Our aim was to assess whether vitamin E is associated with cardiovascular events in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation. METHODS: Serum levels ...
Zhang Y - - 2013
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE:Our aim was to investigate the disintegration of the geniculocalcarine tract by using DTI-derived parameters in cases of unilateral occipital or temporal-occipital ischemic stroke with geniculocalcarine tract involvement and to determine whether geniculocalcarine tract fibers affected by infarction and unaffected ipsilateral geniculocalcarine tract fibers have different disintegration processes. ...
Neugebauer Hermann - - 2013
Space-occupying brain edema is a frequent and one of the most dreaded complications in ischemic cerebellar stroke. Because the tight posterior fossa provides little compensating space, any space-occupying lesion can lead to life-threatening complications through brainstem compression or compression of the fourth ventricle and subsequent hydrocephalus, both of which may ...
Conforto Adriana B - - 2013
Coronary heart disease and ischemic stroke are frequent coexistent conditions that share risk factors and pose major burdens to global health. Even though a clear relation has been established between extracranial internal carotid artery atherosclerosis and symptomatic or asymptomatic coronary heart disease, there is a gap in knowledge about the ...
Khanna Savita S Department of Surgery, Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio, - - 2013
Glutathione depletion and 12-lipoxygenase-dependent metabolism of arachidonic acid are known to be implicated in neurodegeneration associated with acute ischemic stroke. The objective of this study was to investigate the significance of miR-29 in neurodegeneration associated with acute ischemic stroke. Neural cell death caused by arachidonic acid insult of glutathione-deficient cells ...
John Seby - - 2013
Our objective is to report an interesting case of a patient with known severe vertebrobasilar disease who presented with isolated bilateral middle cerebellar peduncle (MCP) infarction. Isolated infarction of the MCP is uncommon, occurring in roughly 0.12% of acute strokes. Isolated bilateral MCP infarction is extremely rare and has been ...
Hornero Fernando F Servicio de Cirugía Cardiaca, Instituto Cardiovascular, Hospital General Universitario, Valencia, Spain. - - 2013
To develop a multivariate predictive risk score of perioperative in-hospital stroke after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery. A total of 26 347 patients were enrolled from 21 Spanish hospital databases. Logistic regression analysis was used to predict the risk of perioperative stroke (ictus or transient ischaemic attack). The predictive ...
Sivri Nasir - - 2013
Left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction and chronic systolic heart failure (HF) predispose to intraventricular thrombus formation and embolization resulting in stroke. Current guideline recommends the use of oral anticoagulants in patients with atrial fibrillation and history of previous thromboembolism. However, anticoagulant treatment in patients with LV systolic dysfunction with sinus ...
Dababneh Haitham H Neuroscience Institute at JFK Medical Center, Edison, NJ, USA. - - 2013
An 88-year-old woman with a medical history of diabetes, hypertension, and atrial fibrillation presented to the emergency room after being found unresponsive with a NIH Stroke Scale score of 23 and Glasgow Coma Scale score of 3. She was unresponsive to painful stimuli. Noncontrast CT demonstrated bilateral thalamic infarcts (figure ...
Palmerini Tullio - - 2013
Although some trials have reported that on-pump coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery may be associated with higher rates of stroke than percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), whether stroke is more common after off-pump CABG compared with PCI is unknown. We therefore sought to determine whether off-pump CABG is associated with ...
Morikami Yuko - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: Patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) often have prior stroke or concomitant extra-cardiac vascular disease (EVD) such as cerebral, aortic, or peripheral vascular disease. However, clinical outcomes after coronary revascularization in patients with polyvascular disease have not been fully elucidated. METHODS: Among 15,263 patients undergoing first coronary revascularization enrolled ...
Riccio Patricia M - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Based on the higher frequency of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation during night and early morning hours, we sought to analyze the association between newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation and wake-up ischemic cerebrovascular events. METHODS: We prospectively assessed every acute ischemic stroke and TIA patient admitted to our hospital between 2008 and ...
Inoue Yasuteru - - 2013
Bilateral medial medullary infarction (MMI) is a rare type of stroke with poor outcomes. Inferior olivary nucleus hypertrophy results from a pathologic lesion in the Guillain-Mollaret triangle. The relationship between inferior olivary nucleus hypertrophy and the medullary lesion is obscure. To the best of our knowledge, only 1 autopsy case ...
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