Now Available: Acute Stroke Therapy Articles From Stroke
A Special Article Collection from Stroke
From the EDITORIAL:
The results of the four recently presented/published trials for acute ischemic stroke herald the dawn of a new era in the treatment of patients with large vessel occlusion amenable to endovascular intervention. Additional trials are underway or have been stopped earlier because of the positive results observed in the initial trials. Hopefully, the ongoing trials will largely amplify and build upon the results observed in the MR CLEAN, ESCAPE, EXTEND-IA and SWIFT PRIME trials. At this time it is important for the medical community,health care planners and policy makers to have interpretation and guidance from experts about the trial results currently available for help in steering them as to how the trial results should be utilized in daily practice and for the local organization of acute stroke care. To accomplish this goal, Stroke invited a panel of experts with a wide range of backgrounds to provide insights. . . .
EDITORIAL: The Dawning of a New Era in Acute Stroke Therapy
Marc Fisher, Editor-in Chief
New Stroke CME/CE Activities
Key sessions from the 2015 International Stroke Conference are now available on-demand at learn.heart.org and offer CME/CE credit. Topics include:
- Childhood Stroke: The Heart of the Matter
- Improving Stroke Care for Women
- Overcoming Modern Challenges in Front Line Stroke Care
- Wake Up Stroke: Are We There Yet?
Related Stroke Webinars
Acute Ischemic Stroke Treatment: Recent Evidence and Its Implications
Mayank Goyal, Presenter
Presented March 4, 2015
SUMMARY: Acute ischemic stroke due to large vessel occlusion is a serious disease with very high morbidity and mortality. Recent randomized controlled trials (MR CLEAN, ESCAPE, EXTEND IA) have shown the benefit of endovascular treatment. There are other trials like SWIFT PRIME and REVASCAT, which have either been stopped or put on hold; these results are also likely to be available soon. This lecture will summarize the results of these trials, discuss its implications and key messages. In addition, there will be further discussion on future directions.
Endovascular Therapy for Acute Ischemic Stroke: Current Status and Future Directions
Tudor Jovin, MD, Presenter
Presented February 14, 2013
SUMMARY: This webinar examines the status of endovascular therapies as of 2013 when several important studies suggested support for new therapies with important implications for clinical practice. The 2013 webinar reviews the challenges presented by the need to correctly identify patients who might benefit from the new therapies without delaying other treatment options for those who do not and provides an overview of 1) time-based versus tissue based patient selection, 2) the available imaging selection methods, 3) available recanalization tools, 4) the limitations of current approaches, and 4) major challenges facing the field.
Stroke Webinar Library
Did you miss a presentation? You may watch presentations as many times as you wish either in the library below or through the American Heart Association's Professional Education Center. Slides are not available to download. Stroke Webinars, 1 through 21, are now available through the American Heart Association's Professional Education Center. Registration to access the webinars through Prof Ed is free at http://learn.heart.org (How to Access Stroke Webinars on learn.org Instructions).