Stroke/Cerebrovascular Disease Journal Articles

 
 
  • Hemoglobinopathies and the Rheumatologist Musculoskeletal symptoms are common in patients with hemoglobinopathies and treatment can be challenging. Find out what rheumatologists need to know.
  • Postoperative Pulmonary Complications This paper reviews the current literature regarding post-operative pulmonary complications. Why do they occur, how can at-risk patients be identified, and what can be done to reduce their occurrence?
  • Neuroendocrine Abnormalities in Parkinson's Disease This review explores the pathophysiological mechanisms, clinical implications, and treatment options for neuroendocrine and metabolic abnormalities in Parkinson's disease.
  • Potent P2Y12 Inhibitors in Men Versus Women Do women and men derive comparable benefit from antiplatelet therapy with potent P2Y12 inhibitors such as prasugrel, ticagrelor and cangrelor?
  • Prognosis of Undiagnosed Chest Pain Do patients who present with unattributed chest pain have an increased risk of later cardiovascular events?
  • Cerebral Oximetry Learn the underlying physical principles surrounding cerebral oximeters in this brief primer. How should they be used in varying clinical situations?
  • Trends in Complication Rates for Catheter Ablation of AF What patient characteristics and other factors affect adverse event rates in catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation, and how have they changed over time?
  • CHD and Very Low BP Increase Risk of Cardiovascular Events Results of the CLARIFY study reinforce the assertion that patients with coronary heart disease and very low BP--as well as those with high BP--are at increased risk of CVD events.
  • Spontaneous Retroclival Subdural Hematoma What did head CT and subsequent angiogram reveal about the cause of this 72-year-old patient's headache and confusion?
  • Predicting Risk of Cognitive Decline in Very Old Adults This study compared three models for predicting cognitive decline in very old adults. Does incorporating oxi-inflammatory load biomarkers with risk scores increase accuracy?
  • Body Composition Changes After Low-Calorie Ketogenic Diet In what ways is the body composition of obese patients impacted after following a very-low-calorie ketogenic diet?
  • Maternal 25-hydroxyvitamin D Correlated With Fetal Serotonin A new study explores the associations between maternal serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations during pregnancy and fetal serotonin.
  • Efficacy and Prognostic Value of Stress Echo in Octogenarians This study evaluated whether stress echocardiography is feasible and safe in the elderly. Does it yield accurate diagnostic information?
  • Trends in U.S. Cardiovascular Care This report provides an overview of the latest data on patient populations, patterns of care, and outcomes from 4 National Cardiovascular Data Registry hospital quality programs.
  • Alcohol Consumption and Initial Presentation of CVD Does the association of cardiovascular disease with alcohol consumption differ among specific diseases that are recognized to have different biological mediators?
  • Persistent and Repetitive Visual Disturbances in Migraine In some migraineurs, visual symptoms may persist in duration, or present with greater frequency or complexity. This article reviews these severe, and challenging to treat, migraine auras.
  • New Horizons in Orthostatic Hypotension Orthostatic hypertension is a common and often disabling condition in older people. Review the diagnostic criteria and recent advances in medical management in this article.
  • Dysglycemia and Structural Brain Changes in the Elderly What impact do diabetes and pre-diabetes have on brain structure and cognition in the elderly?
  • Controversies in TIA Evaluation and Disposition in the ED This article discusses the controversies surrounding the evaluation and disposition of transient ischemic attack in the ED. What is the best course of action?
  • 2016 Annual Report of The STS/ACC TVT Registry This annual report provides an update regarding the trends and outcomes of transcatheter valve procedures.