Stroke Feature Archive

Expert Analysis: Tenecteplase Yet to Prove Itself vs Alteplase

Expert Analysis: Tenecteplase Yet to Prove Itself vs Alteplase

Despite disappointing results, tenecteplase's story in stroke treatment might not be over.

Improving Stroke Diagnosis Accuracy: An Interview With David Newman-Toker, MD, PhD

Improving Stroke Diagnosis Accuracy: An Interview With David Newman-Toker, MD, PhD

Neurologists need to engage their emergency medicine colleagues to identify protocols and pathways for when to trigger appropriate neurological consultation or initiate acute stroke therapies.

Pushing the Limits of Endovascular Therapy for Acute Ischemic Stroke

Pushing the Limits of Endovascular Therapy for Acute Ischemic Stroke

Recent research found benefits in outcome outweighed any increase in hemorrhagic complications in patients with large infarcts.

Glyburide Promising for Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke

Glyburide Promising for Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke

Although the study did not demonstrate efficacy of glyburide, differences were seen in the amount midline shift at 3-4 days.

Guideline Update: Management of Recurrent Stroke With Patent Foramen Ovale

Guideline Update: Management of Recurrent Stroke With Patent Foramen Ovale

Despite 3 large randomized trials and updated guidelines, the question of PFO closure remains a complex entity.

Blood Pressure Management Is Only Part of the Story in Intracerebral Hemorrhage

Blood Pressure Management Is Only Part of the Story in Intracerebral Hemorrhage

A joint medical and surgical approach may ensure the best outcome.

Should Stroke Patients of Asian Descent Get Less tPA?

Should Stroke Patients of Asian Descent Get Less tPA?

The idea of low-dose tPA will likely not be abandoned despite recent findings.

More Choices of Antiplatelet Agents for the Secondary Prevention of Stroke

More Choices of Antiplatelet Agents for the Secondary Prevention of Stroke

Ticagrelor may have an opportunity to shine in patients already on aspirin or clopidogrel.

Stroke Risk After Cardiac Surgery

Stroke Risk After Cardiac Surgery

Patients undergoing cardiac surgery should be evaluated for cardiovascular disease to assess stroke risk.

Developments in Interventional Stroke Treatment

Developments in Interventional Stroke Treatment

Interventional stroke treatment continues to rapidly evolve as health care providers implement new protocols to ensure more rapid, successful treatment.

Time is Brain: Variations in Acute Stroke Care are Harmful

Time is Brain: Variations in Acute Stroke Care are Harmful

New recommendations for the treatment of acute stroke put emergency physicians and neurology stroke specialists at odds.

Migraine, Contraceptives, and Stroke: What's the Connection?

Migraine, Contraceptives, and Stroke: What's the Connection?

Overlapping clinical characteristics between women with migraine and those using contraceptives may indicate an elevated risk of stroke.

Stroke in Young Adults: Risk Factors and Prognosis

Stroke in Young Adults: Risk Factors and Prognosis

The affect of stroke on young adults goes far beyond functional disabilities.

Controversies in Blood Pressure Management During Stroke

Controversies in Blood Pressure Management During Stroke

With no established guidelines, much of the decisions for management of hypertension during stroke are based on clinician experience.

MR CLEAN: Clearing a New Path for Stroke Treatment

MR CLEAN: Clearing a New Path for Stroke Treatment

The long-awaited results of the MR CLEAN trial are sure to affect the future of acute stroke treatment.

The Latest in Stroke Rehabilitation and Recovery

The Latest in Stroke Rehabilitation and Recovery

Robotics, stem cell therapy, and computer-controlled interfaces are promising, but cost may slow adoption.

Mobile Stroke Unit Brings Care to Patients' Doorsteps

Mobile Stroke Unit Brings Care to Patients' Doorsteps

If the UTHealth mobile stroke unit program can show that treating ischemic stroke within 60 minutes is feasible and cost effective, more may start rolling out nationally.

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