Tag Archives: ischemic stroke

Acute ischemic stroke: Can clinical risk factors exclude more women than men from thrombolysis therapy

Acute ischemic stroke is the physiologic manifestation of lack of perfusion to the brain. This lack of blood flow may be secondary to thrombosis of a large vessel, an embolus from elsewhere that lodges into a smaller

Is there a link between hematologic malignancy and ischemic optic neuropathy?

Ischemic optic neuropathy is the most common acute optic neuropathy in patients over the age of 50. The ischemic injury may be localized to the anterior part of the optic nerve – anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (AION),

Different perfusion patterns in a patient with acute ischemic stroke

The main goal of the current acute therapies for acute ischemic stroke is to restore perfusion in brain areas supplied by an occluded artery. The use of endovenous thrombolytic drugs and more recently of mechanical thrombectomy by

Fat and genes: can they predict stroke?

The modern way of life has led to an unprecedented increase of diseases that affect the well-being of our arteries, including high blood pressure, high lipids, diabetes and obesity. These diseases promote atherosclerosis, which means the deposition