An analysis of hospitalized patients found that those who used methamphetamine had a 32% increase in cardiovascular disease risk compared to nonusers who also had been hospitalized. Risk increases associated with misuse of alcohol and cocaine were 28% and 47%, respectively.
10 Aug 2022
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
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
The Get With The Guidelines study did identify some areas of potential improvement in inpatient stroke care, including more dysphagia screening and use of high-intensity statin therapy.
27 Jul 2022
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
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
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
Recent studies offered a new method for using lung ultrasound to assess COVID-19 patients, assessed risk of central venous sinus thrombosis (CVST), and looked at a lab test to help predict venous thromboembolism (VTE) and at the effects of restricting visitors.
10 Aug 2022
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
A new scientific statement from the American Heart Association calls on hospitals to deliver stroke training to all staff, create rapid response teams, standardize evaluation, address treatment barriers, and conduct quality oversight.
16 Feb 2022