Stroke numbers in the United States and the medical costs associated with care are staggering. What's more, a lack of consistent application of best practices still affects treatment. That's why The National Stroke Education Center (NSEC) developed a stroke education resource to bridge the gap.
Why Is the Extended Window Controversial and What Happened With the FDA?
Ever wonder why the FDA didn't approve the extended time window for tPA after ECASS3? Listen here to understand the discussion.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of the NIHSS: Time for a Change?
The NIHSS remains the fundamental assessment of stroke severity. However, some have called for modifying the NIHSS to better capture disability. Is it time to change the NIHSS?
What Else Beyond the NIHSS Should We Be Doing Clinically?
The NIHSS was a research tool meant to limit variability and provide uniform quantifiable assessments of stroke severity. As the de facto standard for stroke exams and scores, it has withstood the test of time. However, there is more to the assessment of acute stroke severity and this podcast takes a deep dive into what else we need to be doing besides the NIHSS.
The Clock Is Dead - The Reign of Tissue Imaging
Mismatch is your friend if you want to treat acute stroke patients beyond 3 hrs. While the clock was once the king, tissue imaging may now define what brain is salvageable and what has been lost. Listen here and see if you agree that the clock is dead in stroke.
Defining the SOC - Is 4.5 Hrs the Real Answer?
The standard of care can feel elusive. Listen here as Dr. Knight shares his expertise regarding the definition of the SOC in extended window therapy for tPA. It's not a simple question and Dr. Knight is the one to answer it.
How Do I Identify Patients at Risk for a Secondary Event Following an Initial Acute Ischemic Stroke?
Identification of patients at high risk for secondary ischemic event, after initial event or post TIA...is minimal tissue damage really that big of a deal related to secondary stroke? Drs. Galen Henderson of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Jordan Bonomo of the University of Cincinnati discuss key perspectives from a neurocritical, emergency medicine, and stroke perspective related to this important area of medicine.