Is AFib a stroke cause or innocent bystander? The debate continues
October 5, 2021
Many believe AFib is a risk marker for stroke, but new evidence suggests it may be a causal risk factor.
Large vessel stroke linked to AstraZeneca COVID vaccine
May 26, 2021
Three cases occurred in two women and one man in their 30s or 40s and involved blockages of the carotid and middle cerebral artery.
Encephalopathy common, often lethal in hospitalized patients with COVID-19
March 29, 2021
Toxic metabolic encephalopathy was associated with a 24% higher risk of in-hospital death.
Alien cells may explain COVID-19 brain fog
February 18, 2021
Occlusion of a multitude of tiny vessels by megalokaryocytes may explain the cognitive issues seen in some patients with COVID-19 infection.
Stroke may be the first symptom of COVID-19 in younger patients
October 6, 2020
Nearly half of patients under the age of 50 were asymptomatic at the time of stroke onset.
Nerve damage linked to prone positioning in COVID-19
October 2, 2020
If patients are in a specific position for multiple hours a day, coupled with the neurotoxic effects of the SARS-CoV-2 virus itself, they may be exposed to a unique type of nerve injury.
Consensus document reviews determination of brain death
August 12, 2020
The recommendations are the minimum criteria for the determination of brain death or death by neurologic criteria.
Hypertension often goes undertreated in patients with a history of stroke
August 10, 2020
Uncontrolled hypertension is common, even among those who have survived a stroke.
Ticagrelor/aspirin combo: Fewer repeat strokes and deaths, but more bleeds
July 22, 2020
The combination also increased the risk for major hemorrhage, but that increase was small and would not overwhelm the benefit.
Higher stroke rates seen among patients with COVID-19 compared with influenza
July 6, 2020
Clinicians should be vigilant for symptoms and signs of acute ischemic stroke in patients with COVID-19.