Guideliness for the management of spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage

  Class I Recommendations (BP indicates blood pressure; CT, computed tomography; DVT, deep vein thrombosis; EEG, electroencephalography; ICH, intracerebral hemorrhage; INR, international normalized ratio; MRI, magnetic resonance imaging; SBP, systolic blood pressure; and VKA, vitamin K antagonist): -Emergency Diagnosis and Assessment A baseline severity score should be performed as part of the initial evaluation of patients with ICH(Class I; Level ...

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Consciousness Harmed by Abnormal Brain Interactions

Over the past few years, a great amount of scientific research has shown that even when the brain is “at rest” it still works. The brains of healthy people are organized into regions displaying similar activity, called resting-state networks. There are two networks related to the perception of either the external world or internal thoughts. So far, much research on ...

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Brain imaging suggests link between stress and cardiovascular events

Stress seems to be a strong driver of cardiovascular events, including heart attack, stroke, and even death. For the first time, brain imaging has confirmed a link that has long been suspected: Activation of one of the brain’s prime emotional centers, the amygdala, directly correlates with the risk of cardiovascular events. “This study illustrates a clear relationship between the activity ...

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Migraine plus aura doubles ischemic stroke rate

Adults who have migraine with aura had twice the rate of ischemic strokes, compared with people with migraine without aura in a review of 11,663 older Americans followed for an average of 18 years. Migraine with aura appeared to increase the rate of cardioembolic strokes particularly, and the findings highlighted that middle-aged and older adults diagnosed with migraine with aura ...

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