A novel, noninvasive wearable brain stimulation device that delivers continuous transcranial magnetic stimulation to induce the brain to rewire itself significantly increases brain activity and is safe in patients with chronic ischaemic stroke — thus presenting a step forward to improving motor function after stroke, suggests a preliminary study presented at ISC 2020 Meeting.
Patients aged ≥75 years are at a higher likelihood of having poor outcomes after carotid artery stenting (CAS) than carotid endarterectomy (CEA), according to a combined analysis of two studies with over 2,500 patients.
Damage to small blood vessels of the eye appears to be a significant marker for an increased risk of stroke in patients with diabetes, suggesting that the microvascular pathology inherent to diabetic retinopathy may have greater cardiovascular implications, according to a study presented at the American Stroke Association’s (ASA) International Stroke Conference (ISC) 2020 in Los Angeles, US.
Optimism appears to be beneficial among stroke survivors, leading to lower physical disability, lighter stroke severity and suppressed inflammation, according to a new study presented at the recently concluded International Stroke Conference of the American Stroke Association (ISC 2020).
A multicenter trial to investigate whether antithrombotic therapy can be initiated in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients who have survived an intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) can be done, based on the results of the phase II feasibility trial NASPAF-ICH* presented at the 2020 International Stroke Conference (ISC).
Treating stroke patients to a target LDL cholesterol (LDL-C) of <70 mg/dL significantly reduced the risk of recurrent stroke and other major cardiovascular (CV) events at 5 years, without raising the risk of intracranial haemorrhage (ICH), a subanalysis of the French cohort in the TST* trial has shown.
Being male and having a high genetic predisposition to sustain an acute vascular event (AVE) predict greater risks of stroke and myocardial infarction (MI) than either factor does alone in a population of middle-aged individuals without vascular risk factors, as shown in a study presented at the International Stroke Conference (ISC) 2020.
Playing golf for at least once a month can lower the risk of death among elderly persons, according to a study presented at the American Stroke Association’s (ASA) International Stroke Conference (ISC) 2020 in Los Angeles, US.
The use of a portable, low-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system is safe and viable for the bedside diagnosis of stroke, according to a new study presented at the recently concluded International Stroke Conference of the American Stroke Association (ISC 2020).
Diabetes is a key risk factor for heart failure (HF), which is the leading cause of hospitalization in patients with or without diabetes. SGLT-2* inhibitors (SGLT-2is) have been shown to reduce the risk of hospitalization for HF (HHF) regardless of the presence or absence of diabetes.