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3 Am J Cardiol
4 Am J Emerg Med
1 Ann Intern Med
1 Atherosclerosis
2 BMC Neurol
3 BMJ Open
1 Cerebrovasc Dis
1 Circ Cardiovasc Imaging
2 Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes
1 Circulation
2 Curr Treat Options Neurol
3 Eur Heart J
2 Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg
1 Int J Stroke
1 J Cereb Blood Flow Metab
1 J Neurosurg
5 J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis
2 JAMA Intern Med
1 Lancet Neurol
3 Neurology
4 PLoS One
9 Stroke
2 World Neurosurg

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    Am J Cardiol

  1. KUZO N, Stahli BE, Erhart L, Anwer S, et al
    Outcome of Patients with Severe Aortic Stenosis and Normal Coronary Arteries Undergoing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation.
    Am J Cardiol. 2020 Dec 21. pii: S0002-9149(20)31358.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  2. ABDELFATTAH OM, Saad AM, Aboshouk A, Hassanein M, et al
    Short-Term Outcomes of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation versus Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement in Kidney Transplant Recipients (From the US Nationwide Representative Study).
    Am J Cardiol. 2020 Dec 28. pii: S0002-9149(20)31398.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  3. SAAD AM, Ahuja KR, Abdelfattah OM, Gad MM, et al
    Prevalence of In-hospital Stroke Comparing MitraClip and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation.
    Am J Cardiol. 2021 Jan 5. pii: S0002-9149(21)00002.

    Am J Emerg Med

  4. LI T, Cushman JT, Shah MN, Kelly AG, et al
    Prehospital time intervals and management of ischemic stroke patients.
    Am J Emerg Med. 2021;42:127-131.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  5. TAL S, Mor S
    The impact of helicopter emergency medical service on acute ischemic stroke patients: A systematic review.
    Am J Emerg Med. 2021;42:178-187.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  6. FRIED AM, Strout TD, Perron AD
    Electrical cardioversion for atrial fibrillation in the emergency department: A large single-center experience.
    Am J Emerg Med. 2020 Feb 3. pii: S0735-6757(20)30074.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  7. XIAO FP, Chen MY, Wang L, He H, et al
    Outcomes of new-onset atrial fibrillation in patients with sepsis: A systematic review and meta-analysis of 225,841 patients.
    Am J Emerg Med. 2021;42:23-30.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Ann Intern Med

  8. HILL MD
    In imaging-selected ischemic stroke with unknown onset, alteplase increases favorable outcomes and death at 90 d.
    Ann Intern Med. 2021 Apr 6. doi: 10.7326/ACPJ202104200.
    PubMed         Abstract available


  9. WANG A, Dai L, Zhang N, Lin J, et al
    Oxidized low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and LDL cholesterol are associated with outcomes of minor stroke and TIA.
    Atherosclerosis. 2020;297:74-80.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    BMC Neurol

  10. HUANG J, Liu M, He W, Liu F, et al
    Use of the A2DS2 scale to predict morbidity in stroke-associated pneumonia: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
    BMC Neurol. 2021;21:33.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  11. GREGORI-PLA C, Mesquita RC, Favilla CG, Busch DR, et al
    Blood flow response to orthostatic challenge identifies signatures of the failure of static cerebral autoregulation in patients with cerebrovascular disease.
    BMC Neurol. 2021;21:154.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    BMJ Open

  12. LI T, Li G, Guo X, Li Z, et al
    Predictive value of echocardiographic left atrial size for incident stoke and stroke cause mortality: a population-based study.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e043595.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  13. LI H, Ye SS, Wu YL, Huang SM, et al
    Predicting mortality in acute ischaemic stroke treated with mechanical thrombectomy: analysis of a multicentre prospective registry.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e043415.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  14. DWYER M, Francis K, Peterson GM, Ford K, et al
    Regional differences in the care and outcomes of acute stroke patients in Australia: an observational study using evidence from the Australian Stroke Clinical Registry (AuSCR).
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e040418.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Cerebrovasc Dis

  15. SAGNIER S, Catheline G, Munsch F, Bigourdan A, et al
    Severity of Small Vessel Disease Biomarkers Reduces the Magnitude of Cognitive Recovery after Ischemic Stroke.
    Cerebrovasc Dis. 2021 Apr 7:1-8. doi: 10.1159/000513916.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Circ Cardiovasc Imaging

  16. QIAN S, You S, Sun Y, Wu Q, et al
    Remnant Cholesterol and Common Carotid Artery Intima-Media Thickness in Patients With Ischemic Stroke.
    Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2021 Apr 9:CIRCIMAGING120010953.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes

  17. VENEMA E, Lingsma HF
    Optimizing Prehospital Organization of Stroke Care: A Methodological Challenge.
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2021 Apr 5:CIRCOUTCOMES121007846.

  18. SCHLEMM L, Endres M, Nolte CH
    Cost Effectiveness of Interhospital Transfer for Mechanical Thrombectomy of Acute Large Vessel Occlusion Stroke: Role of Predicted Recanalization Rates.
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2021 Apr 5:CIRCOUTCOMES120007444.
    PubMed         Abstract available


  19. BENESCH C, Glance LG, Derdeyn CP, Fleisher LA, et al
    Perioperative Neurological Evaluation and Management to Lower the Risk of Acute Stroke in Patients Undergoing Noncardiac, Nonneurological Surgery: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
    Circulation. 2021 Apr 8:CIR0000000000000968. doi: 10.1161/CIR.0000000000000968.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Curr Treat Options Neurol

  20. SISNIEGA DC, Reynolds AS
    Severe Neurologic Complications of SARS-CoV-2.
    Curr Treat Options Neurol. 2021;23:14.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  21. ILLUM B, Odish M, Minokadeh A, Yi C, et al
    Evaluation, Treatment, and Impact of Neurologic Injury in Adult Patients on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: a Review.
    Curr Treat Options Neurol. 2021;23:15.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Eur Heart J

  22. THIELE H, Abdel-Wahab M, Desch S
    Stroke rates after transcatheter aortic valve replacement: does valve choice play a role?
    Eur Heart J. 2020 Aug 18. pii: 5893660. doi: 10.1093.

  23. LIUZZO G, Patrono C
    Low-Dose Edoxaban for Stroke Prevention in Elderly Patients with Atrial Fibrillation: Comment on the Edoxaban Low-Dose for Elder Care Atrial Fibrillation Patients (ELDERCARE-AF) Trial.
    Eur Heart J. 2020 Oct 17. pii: 5927543. doi: 10.1093.

  24. FERLINI M, Mauri S
    Variable rate of stroke after transcatheter aortic valve replacement with self-expandable valves: more doubts than certainties.
    Eur Heart J. 2020 Aug 18. pii: 5893661. doi: 10.1093.

    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg

  25. BEHRENDT CA, Seiffert M, Gerloff C, L'Hoest H, et al
    How Does SARS-CoV-2 Infection Affect Survival of Emergency Cardiovascular Patients? A Cohort Study From a German Insurance Claims Database.
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2021 Mar 12. pii: S1078-5884(21)00238.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  26. FISCH U, von Felten S, Wiencierz A, Jansen O, et al
    Risk of Stroke before Revascularisation in Patients with Symptomatic Carotid Stenosis: A Pooled Analysis of Randomised Controlled Trials.
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2021 Apr 5. pii: S1078-5884(21)00176.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Int J Stroke

  27. ERMINE CM, Bivard A, Parsons MW, Jean-Claude Baron, et al
    The ischemic penumbra: From concept to reality.
    Int J Stroke. 2020 Dec 1:1747493020975229. doi: 10.1177/1747493020975229.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    J Cereb Blood Flow Metab

  28. LIU Y, Chen D, Smith A, Ye Q, et al
    Three-dimensional remodeling of functional cerebrovascular architecture and gliovascular unit in leptin receptor-deficient mice.
    J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2021 Apr 4:271678X211006596.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    J Neurosurg

  29. BRUGGEMAN AAE, Kappelhof M, Arrarte Terreros N, Tolhuisen ML, et al
    Endovascular treatment for calcified cerebral emboli in patients with acute ischemic stroke.
    J Neurosurg. 2021 Apr 2:1-11. doi: 10.3171/2020.9.JNS201798.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis

  30. MARQUES P, Pereira C, Silva F, Garcia T, et al
    Ischemic Cerebellar Stroke in a 4-Year-Old Boy After Chickenpox: An Atypical Vascular Involvement.
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2021;30:105719.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  31. YOSHIMOTO T, Saito S, Omae K, Hattori Y, et al
    Study Protocol for a Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Phase-II Trial: AdrenoMedullin for Ischemic Stroke Study.
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2021;30:105761.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  32. ENGLISH SW, Landzberg DR, Bhatt NR, Frankel MR, et al
    Safety of Ticagrelor in Moderate and Severe Acute Ischemic Stroke: A Single-Center Retrospective Review.
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2021;30:105767.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  33. BRUNO G, Ritelli M, Di Pietro A, Cipriano L, et al
    Clinical and Genetic Heterogeneity in a Large Family with Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum: MTHFR and SERPINE1 Variants as Possible Disease Modifiers in Developing Ischemic Stroke.
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2021;30:105744.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  34. DOURADO SOTERO F, Calcada A, Aguiar de Sousa D, Dias M, et al
    Mean Platelet Volume is a Prognostic Marker in Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients Treated with Intravenous Thrombolysis.
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2021;30:105718.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    JAMA Intern Med

  35. EDWARD JA, Gopal RK
    Anticoagulation and Antiplatelet Therapy in Atrial Fibrillation: A Teachable Moment.
    JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180:1246-1247.

  36. KUNNEMAN M, Branda ME, Hargraves IG, Sivly AL, et al
    Assessment of Shared Decision-making for Stroke Prevention in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation: A Randomized Clinical Trial.
    JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180:1215-1224.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Lancet Neurol

  37. LAUMANN TO, Ortega M, Hoyt CR, Seider NA, et al
    Brain network reorganisation in an adolescent after bilateral perinatal strokes.
    Lancet Neurol. 2021;20:255-256.


  38. TAN CO, Kirshner H
    Old Methods for Young People? Toward Addressing Unique Needs of Young Stroke Survivors.
    Neurology. 2021 Feb 10. pii: WNL.0000000000011652.

  39. KARJALAINEN L, Tikkanen M, Rantanen K, Aarnio K, et al
    Stroke in Pregnancy and Puerperium: Validated Incidence Trends With Risk Factor Analysis in Finland 1987-2016.
    Neurology. 2021 Apr 7. pii: WNL.0000000000011990.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  40. MOROTTI A, Boulouis G, Charidimou A, Li Q, et al
    Hematoma Expansion in Intracerebral Hemorrhage With Unclear Onset.
    Neurology. 2021 Apr 1. pii: WNL.0000000000011895.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    PLoS One

  41. LIN YC, Chen BL, Shih CM, Lin FY, et al
    Effectiveness and safety of rivaroxaban versus warfarin in Taiwanese patients with end-stage renal disease and nonvalvular atrial fibrillation: A real-world nationwide cohort study.
    PLoS One. 2021;16:e0249940.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  42. HIGASHI E, Matsumoto S, Nakahara I, Hatano T, et al
    Clopidogrel response predicts thromboembolic events associated with coil embolization of unruptured intracranial aneurysms: A prospective cohort study.
    PLoS One. 2021;16:e0249766.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  43. FLORES-SILVA FD, Garcia-Grimshaw M, Valdes-Ferrer SI, Vigueras-Hernandez AP, et al
    Neurologic manifestations in hospitalized patients with COVID-19 in Mexico City.
    PLoS One. 2021;16:e0247433.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  44. WISNIEWSKI A, Filipska K, Puchowska M, Piec K, et al
    Validation of a Polish version of the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale: Do moderate psychometric properties affect its clinical utility?
    PLoS One. 2021;16:e0249211.
    PubMed         Abstract available


  45. KAESMACHER J, Kaesmacher M, Berndt M, Maegerlein C, et al
    Early Thrombectomy Protects the Internal Capsule in Patients With Proximal Middle Cerebral Artery Occlusion.
    Stroke. 2021 Apr 8:STROKEAHA120031977. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.120.031977.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  46. SOIZE S, Manceau PF, Gauberti M, Herbin T, et al
    Susceptibility Vessel Sign in Relation With Time From Onset to Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
    Stroke. 2021 Apr 8:STROKEAHA120032198. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.120.032198.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  47. BUCIUC M, Conte GM, Scharf EL
    Endocannabinoid Response in Acute Ischemic Stroke: Elevated 2-Arachidonoylglycerol.
    Stroke. 2021 Apr 8:STROKEAHA121034131. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.121.034131.

  48. RYAN NP, Greenham M, Gordon AL, Ditchfield M, et al
    Social Cognitive Dysfunction Following Pediatric Arterial Ischemic Stroke: Evidence From a Prospective Cohort Study.
    Stroke. 2021 Apr 8:STROKEAHA120032955. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.120.032955.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  49. GOYAL M, Ganesh A, Tymianski M, Hill MD, et al
    Iatrogenic Diffusion-Weighted Imaging Lesions: What Is Their Impact and How Can It Be Measured?
    Stroke. 2021 Apr 8:STROKEAHA120033984. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.120.033984.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  50. MAROS ME, Brekenfeld C, Broocks G, Leischner H, et al
    Number of Retrieval Attempts Rather Than Procedure Time Is Associated With Risk of Symptomatic Intracranial Hemorrhage.
    Stroke. 2021 Apr 5:STROKEAHA120031242. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.120.031242.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  51. OSPEL JM, Hill MD, Kappelhof M, Demchuk AM, et al
    Which Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients Are Fast Progressors?: Results From the ESCAPE Trial Control Arm.
    Stroke. 2021 Apr 5:STROKEAHA120032950. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.120.032950.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  52. SASHINDRANATH M, Nandurkar HH
    Endothelial Dysfunction in the Brain: Setting the Stage for Stroke and Other Cerebrovascular Complications of COVID-19.
    Stroke. 2021 Apr 2:STROKEAHA120032711. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.120.032711.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  53. BAHOUTH MN, Venkatesan A
    Acute Viral Illnesses and Ischemic Stroke: Pathophysiological Considerations in the Era of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
    Stroke. 2021 Apr 2:STROKEAHA120030630. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.120.030630.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    World Neurosurg

  54. MARIANI V, Sartori I, Revay M, Mai R, et al
    Intraoperative cortico-cortical evoked potentials for language monitoring in epilepsy surgery.
    World Neurosurg. 2021 Apr 2. pii: S1878-8750(21)00512.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  55. ELGHAMRY AN, Jayakumar N, Youssef M, Shumon S, et al
    COVID-19 and Changes in Neurosurgical Workload in the United Kingdom.
    World Neurosurg. 2021;148:e689-e694.
    PubMed         Abstract available

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