Reassessing the Stroke Belt: Using Small Area Spatial Statistics to Identify Clusters of High Stroke Mortality in the United States

Stroke Belt

Stroke, 1 July 2016 Background and Purpose—The stroke belt is described as an 8-state region with high stroke mortality across the southeastern…


Primary Prevention of Stroke


JAMA, 9 August 2016 This JAMA Clinical Guidelines Synopsis summarizes the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) 2014 guidelines on primary prevention…

Atrial Fibrillation

Alcohol Consumption, Left Atrial Diameter, and Atrial Fibrillation

J Am Heart Assoc, 14 September 2016 Background Alcohol consumption has been associated with...

Relation of Body Mass Index With Adverse Outcomes Among Patients With Atrial Fibrillation: A Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review

J Am Heart Assoc, 9 September 2016 Background Several studies have investigated the impact...

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First generation migrations of consumption clusters, from Crisis Consumers, 2000 – 2004

First generation migrations of consumption clusters, from Crisis Consumers, 2000 – 2004...

Clinical Trials

Routing Ambulances to Designated Centers Increases Access to Stroke Center Care and Enrollment in Prehospital Research


Stroke, 1 October 2015 Background and Purpose—Emergency medical services routing of patients with acute stroke to designated centers may increase...

Time to Reperfusion and Treatment Effect for Acute Ischemic Stroke: A Randomized Clinical Trial

JAMA Neurol, February 2016 Importance Intra-arterial treatment (IAT) for acute ischemic stroke caused by intracranial arterial occlusion leads to...

Health care professionals’ views of the factors influencing the decision to refer patients to a stroke rehabilitation trial

Trials, 18 December 2015 Background Effective recruitment is an essential element of successful research but notoriously difficult to achieve. This...

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