Arindam Kar

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Specific guidelines for the content of discharge summaries from acute stroke services do not currently exist. The aims of this project were to assess the strengths and weaknesses of stroke discharge communication from Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, to develop a structured template to guide completion, and to re-audit discharge communication(More)
BACKGROUND The urgency of intravenous thrombolysis in acute ischemic stroke can lead to inadvertent thrombolysis of patients with nonstroke diagnoses (stroke mimics), increasing the risk of adverse events. The objectives of this study were to compare thrombolysed acute ischemic stroke and stroke mimic cases based on demographic factors, physiological(More)
BACKGROUND Outcomes are worse in patients who underwent thrombolysis for acute ischemic stroke (AIS) with persistent hypertension. The objective of this study is to investigate whether fall in systolic blood pressure (SBP) has any relationship with neurological outcome 24 hours after thrombolysis, after adjusting for potentially confounding factors. (More)
BACKGROUND Intravenous thrombolysis can improve neurological outcomes after acute ischemic stroke (AIS), but hemorrhagic transformation (HT) of the infarct remains a risk. Current definitions for symptomatic intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) all entail that there be some degree of associated neurological deterioration. However, early deleterious effects of(More)
BACKGROUND Elevated inflammatory markers such as C-reactive protein (CRP) are associated with worse outcomes in patients thrombolysed for acute ischemic stroke (AIS). AIMS To investigate whether changes in CRP levels are associated with neurological change after thrombolysis for AIS. METHODS Retrospective analysis of a single-center database of(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to demonstrate the practical implications of the association between stroke and cardiac arrhythmia. METHODS We present here a case of cerebellar hemorrhage presenting with nonsustained ventricular tachycardia (NSVT) in a 61-year-old man with no previously known medical problems. RESULTS The patient was given(More)
BACKGROUND Renal impairment is a potent risk factor for stroke, which remains a leading cause of death and disability. Thrombolysis for acute ischemic stroke has transformed patient outcomes, although the safety and efficacy of this approach remain poorly characterized in patients with renal dysfunction, who manifest a higher risk of bleeding due to uremia.(More)
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