C82 - Stroke in Young Adults and Women

Event Time: Monday May 6, 2019 7:00 am to 9:00 am
Topic(s): Cerebrovascular Disease and Interventional Neurology, Child Neurology and Developmental Neurology, Neurohospitalist, Advanced Practice Provider
Director(s): Aneesh Singhal MD, FAAN
Description: Faculty will review the epidemiology, risk factors, mechanisms, outcomes, and long-term impact after stroke in young adults and women. The program will focus on ischemic stroke, with special emphasis on cerebral arteriopathies such as dissection, vasculitis, and the reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndromes; cardiac causes such as patent foramen ovale and bacterial endocarditis; and hormonal risk factors and hypercoagulable states. Faculty will address the unique multi-disciplinary needs of young adults and women with stroke. Given time constraints, conditions such as cerebral venous sinus thrombosis, hemorrhagic stroke, and pediatric/neonatal stroke will not be addressed.
Completion Message: Participants will be able to promptly recognize stroke in the young, develop cost-effective diagnostic strategies, deliver appropriate evidence-based acute/preventive treatment, and effectively manage the long-term consequences of stroke in young adults and women.
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Patient Care, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Medical Knowledge, Practice-based Learning and Improvement

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