Retrospective studies provide mixed results on a direct-to-angiography approach for select mobile stroke unit patients and positive findings on mechanical thrombectomy beyond the 24-hour window.
Advancements in Acute Stroke Therapies (Podcast)
Past breakthroughs in endovascular and thrombolytic therapy are now being refined to benefit more patients and more stroke types, explains an interventional neurologist in our latest podcast episode.
Making the Switch From Alteplase to Tenecteplase for Acute Ischemic Stroke
Cleveland Clinic just implemented an enterprise-wide change in its preferred thrombolytic for acute stroke. We share the rationale and logistics behind the change and what we hope to learn about tenecteplase moving forward.
In ELVO Strokes, Giving IV tPA Within the ‘Golden Hour’ Makes It Much More Effective
Ultra-rapid thrombolysis hadn’t been well studied in the context of emergent large vessel occlusions. Now a retrospective study finds its outcome benefits extend to this substantial stroke subgroup.
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Acute Ischemic Stroke Care: New Insights From Two Large Database Studies
Hospital transfer for acute ischemic stroke is linked to poorer outcomes, and the AHA’s Target: Stroke initiative has trimmed time to thrombolytic therapy and lowered one-year readmissions. So conclude two new national database analyses.
Mobile Stroke Units: Economically Superior to Standard Transport When Thresholds Are Achieved
Mobile stroke units can avert costs in delivery of acute stroke care once optimal thresholds are reached, a cost-consequence analysis finds. Avoidance of secondary interhospital transfers account for substantial potential savings.
International Stroke Conference 2020: 5 Key Developments That Will Shape the Field
An expert attendee draws from a wealth of presentations to share why a handful of new (and old) studies are likely to change practice in stroke care.
Treatment on Mobile Stroke Unit Improves Functional Outcomes in Acute Ischemic Stroke
Mobile stroke units have been shown to accelerate patient evaluation and treatment. Now, for the first time, this speedier management has been shown to translate to clinical benefit for patients.
Supportive Evidence Mounts for Use of Mobile Stroke Units
Mobile stroke units are gaining significant traction in the U.S. and around the world. A new paper looks back on the units’ time-to-treatment effects — and ahead to outcome and cost impacts.
How Do Patient Characteristics Impact Treatment Time in Acute Stroke? (Video)
A study on Cleveland Clinic’s mobile stroke unit reveals one characteristic that seems to particularly drive early IV thrombolysis delivery.