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Flying thrombectomy teams faster than transferring stroke patients

The median time from the decision to pursue endovascular thrombectomy to the start of the procedure was 58 minutes in patients who received thrombectomy from interventionists deployed to them by helicopter and 148 minutes in patients transferred to the hospital, a German study found.
11 May 2022

Greater SBP reduction linked to better outcomes after thrombolysis for stroke

Analyses of the ENCHANTED trial found that in the day after stroke symptom onset, every 10-mm Hg drop in systolic blood pressure (SBP) (down to as low as 110 to 120 mm Hg) was associated with a 20% decrease in the odds of unfavorable functional status.
3 Nov 2021

A different score and factor to consider before surgery

Hospitalists should think beyond the Revised Cardiac Risk Index when providing preoperative assessments, attendees at Internal Medicine Meeting 2022 learned.
4 May 2022

COVID-19 and stroke, racial disparities; vaccine regulatory updates

Recent studies found that stroke risk in COVID-19 was highest in middle-aged patients, that higher death rates among Hispanic patients were linked to lower health care access, and that mild COVID-19 didn't lead to cardiac abnormalities. The FDA, NIH, and CDC updated their vaccine guidance.
3 Nov 2021

Continuing aspirin for no reason?

A speaker made the case for anticoagulant monotherapy in selected patients with stable coronary artery disease and atrial fibrillation during a “Things We Do For No Reason” session at SHM Converge 2022.
27 Apr 2022

Mobile stroke units led to better outcomes in patients eligible for tPA

A prospective, observational, multicenter study found that median time from stroke onset to administration of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) was 72 minutes in patients treated by mobile stroke units and 108 minutes for those receiving standard emergency medical services.
15 Sep 2021

For ACS patients, risk of repeat event high immediately after discharge

A follow-up analysis of patients hospitalized for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) found a greater than 40% risk of nonfatal myocardial infarction, nonfatal ischemic stroke, or cardiovascular death shortly after discharge, compared to a risk of only about 6% per year after one year.
4 May 2022

Latest studies look at pneumonia scores and stroke rates in inpatients with COVID-19

The PSI and CURB-65 work in patients with pneumonia from SARS-CoV-2, one study found, while another estimated stroke rates in COVID-19 inpatients. Research on breakthrough infections showed that full vaccination provided more protection than previous infection, among other findings.
10 Nov 2021

U.S. study finds gaps in access to mechanical thrombectomy for ischemic stroke

An analysis spanning 11 U.S. states found that 16% of patients with ischemic stroke from 2016 through 2018 were treated by EDs and hospitals that neither performed mechanical thrombectomy nor transferred patients to receive it.
19 May 2021

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