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