Skipping intravenous (IV) tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) before mechanical thrombectomy (MT) may have similarly favourable outcomes to using tPA pre-MT in patients with acute stroke, according to the SKIP* study presented at ISC 2020.
Home blood pressure telemonitoring (HBPTM) combined with telephone-based nurse case management (NCM) led to a greater reduction in systolic blood pressure (BP) among minority stroke survivors with uncontrolled hypertension than HBPTM alone, according to a study presented at ISC 2020.
For the first time, surgeons have successfully used a robot to treat brain aneurysm, a study presented at ISC 2020 has shown. This would eventually allow for remote robotic surgery in patients with limited or no access to endovascular treatments currently.
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.
A prospective study has shown a link between light physical activity and a reduction in depressive symptoms in adolescents, suggesting that switching from couch-potato mode to walking even at a casual pace might help in keeping depressive symptoms at bay.
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.
Prompt treatment with tranexamic acid may reduce intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) growth in patients with ongoing bleeding, though the timing of treatment appears to be key to improved outcomes, according to a study presented at ISC 2020.