Saving the Brain: How Long Is Too Long to Pursue Endovascular Reperfusion After a Stroke? - Frankly Speaking EP 142Guest: Robert A. Baldor, MD, FAAFP
Music Credit: Richard Onorato
There has been increasing interest in the use of endovascular reperfusion for patients who have suffered an ischemic stroke. The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Stroke Association (ASA) have jointly developed a nationwide registry to evaluate the benefits of these techniques on stroke outcomes. During this episode we will review a recent retrospective cohort study of almost 7,000 patients presenting with an acute ischemic stroke that demonstrates a significant benefit to endovascular reperfusion, even several hours after the onset of symptoms.
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- Understand the AHA/ASA guidelines for referring for endovascular reperfusion after an acute stroke
- Appreciate the timeframe and benefits for endovascular reperfusion to treat stroke patients
- Consider how best to counsel patients and families concerning the use of such interventions.
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