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The 2018 AHA/ASA guidelines for the early management of acute ischemic stroke provides some important new evidence-based recommendations.  Some important new recommendations described in these guidelines include: The DAWN and DEFUSE 3 trials selected patients for mechanical thrombectomy within an extended time…
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Prior studies have found that in patients with cryptogenic ischemic strokes, extended post-stroke cardiac monitoring detects intermittent atrial fibrillation (AF) in up to 20% of cases. Now, an industry-sponsored study from Germany randomized 400 patients all over 60 years old…
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It has always been a therapeutic dilemma whether to anticoagulate patients with Afib and a history of prior intracranial hemorrhage (ICH).  This study used a Taiwanese national database to identify 12,917 patients with an ICH history and new AF and…
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What Should We Do About A-Fib/Flutter when There Is Another Acute Condition? Rapid atrial fibrillation or flutter (A-fib/flutter) can be managed by rate or rhythm control, but prior studies have focused on A-fib/flutter occurring in isolation. Now, investigators have retrospectively…
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Compared with warfarin, the new agents significantly reduced all-cause and vascular mortality. The new direct-acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs; dabigatran, rivaroxaban, apixaban, and edoxaban) have been found to be noninferior to vitamin K antagonists in clinical trials of stroke prevention in…
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