The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of the NIHSS: Time for a Change?

August 31, 2021
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?
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The Clock Is Dead - The Reign of Tissue Imaging

August 17, 2021
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.
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Defining the SOC - Is 4.5 Hrs the Real Answer?

August 10, 2021
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.
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CT Angiography - What Should the Rest of Us Know?

June 8, 2021
CT Angiography of the head and neck has become a standard in the Emergency Department as part of the initial workup of a patient with a suspected stroke, but they are challenging to interpret.
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Tips and Tricks for Posterior Circulation Stroke Identification

June 1, 2021
The posterior circulation is the source of controversy and challenges in the management of acute stroke patients. Listen to a neurointensivist and interventional stroke physician talk to an emergency physician about the posterior circulation patients. Acute dizziness and vertigo can be separated clinically and Dr. Smith teaches us how in this podcast.
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