Neuroscience

Predicting ischemic stroke risk

Doctors can predict patients' risk for ischemic stroke based on the severity of their metabolic syndrome, a conglomeration of conditions that includes high blood pressure, abnormal cholesterol levels and excess body fat around ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hospitalized COVID-19 patients have low risk of stroke

While initial reports suggested a significant risk of stroke in patients hospitalized with COVID-19, a new paper published in Stroke from Penn Medicine shows a low risk of stroke in patients hospitalized for COVID-19. Notably, ...

Medications

Ticagrelor-aspirin beneficial for mild-to-moderate stroke, TIA

(HealthDay)—Ticagrelor-aspirin is associated with a reduced risk for the composite of stroke or death within 30 days of mild-to-moderate acute noncardioembolic ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA), according ...

Cardiology

Novel radiotracer measures synaptic activity after stroke

A new radiotracer, 18F-SynVesT-2, can directly assess synaptic density changes in the brain, providing an objective and quantitative measure of disease progression after stroke. Research presented at the Society of Nuclear ...

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