Determine the risk of stroke with new heart hook
The so-called stroke in the brain is one of the leading causes of death in Germany. Researchers have now developed a method that can detect the risk of stroke much earlier than before.
One of the most common causes of death
According to health experts, about 270,000 Germans suffer a stroke each year. This is one of the leading causes of death in Germany. In addition, the so-called stroke is the most common cause of permanent disability at adulthood. Researchers at the University Heart Center Freiburg · Bad Krozingen has now developed a method that the risk of stroke can potentially be determined much more accurately than before.
Determining strokerically significantly earlier than before
As the University Heart Center Freiburg · Bad Krozingen (UHZ) explains in a statement, the sudden closure of a cerebral artery by blood clots is either in reduction brain-providing arteries or at atrial fibrillation, one of the most common causes of stroke.
Clop formation can be greatly reduced with drugs. Because these anticoagulants are associated with increased bleeding risk, they are only used for people at high risk of stroke.
UHZ researchers have now developed a method that can detect the risk of stroke much earlier than before.
The researchers showed that an increased risk of stroke is often associated with an electrical cardiac delay, which can be determined by electrocardiogram (ECG).
Anticoagulation medicine promotes the risk of bleeding
"We hope to find no evidence of adhesive patients Atrial fibrillation can identify an increased risk of stroke," says study director Prof. Dr. Thomas Arentz, Department of Rhythmology at the Department of Cardiology and angiology II at UHZ
"More people at risk can get preventative therapy than before", the expert hopes.
Because coagulation can be prevented by regularly taking
At the same time, they promote the risk of bleeding, therefore it is only patients treated in this way, there due to atrial fibrillation and other risk factors such as age, diabetes and hypertension (hypertension) risk
New ECG analysis identifies affected patients with high accuracy
The study is based on the recognition of a variety of prior research which particularly affects patients with a pathologically scarred atrium of blood clots and blood clots came from it
The new ECG assay measures the electrical lead delay associated with atrial arrhythmia and can thereby identify affected patients with high accuracy.
"In four out of five patients, the pathological atric scarring on the ECG was already two years before Stroke," study author Dr. Amir Jadidi, Senior Doctor, Department of Rhythmology, Department of Cardiology and Angiology II at UHZ
"In return, patients with an unpleasant ECG save a stroke for the next five years," says Jadidi.
The research group evaluated data from more than 150 patients.
"It remains to be seen whether this new approach allows the use of blood-thinning drugs better suited to the individual patient," Arentz says.
"Under the direction of the University Heart Center in Bad Krozingen, preparations are made for a European study." (Ad)