C195 - Stroke Team Action Therapy (STAT): Current State of the Art and New Frontiers

Event Time: Thursday April 27, 2017 7:00 am to 9:00 am
Topic(s): Cerebrovascular Disease and Interventional Neurology
Director(s): Antonio Culebras MD, FAAN, FAHA
Description: With the accumulation of mounting experience, the frontiers of mechanical thrombectomy are in expansion fueled by robust data from recent clinical trials. The 6-6-6 rule (NIHSS minimum 6; onset 6 hours or less; ASPECTS 6 or higher) has become convention. The optimal neuroimaging modality remains under question and there are clinical variations such as very old age, wake-up-stroke, pregnancy, and others that require further exploration. Violation of parameters may lead to the reperfusion syndrome, a serious complication of excessive intervention. PFO is a common finding in patients with acute stroke. When PFO is associated with other vascular risk factors including a right-to-left shunt, uncertainties regarding prevention of recurrent stroke become a disquieting issue. Faculty will present a challenging case, discuss recommendations and present scientific evidence supporting recommendations to implement optimal acute Stroke Team Action Therapy (STAT).
Completion Message: Participants should become familiar with the expanding frontiers of mechanical thrombectomy in acute stroke and learn about the new guidelines for prevention of recurrent stroke in patients with PFO.
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge

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