C135 - Case Studies: Challenging Acute Ischemic Stroke Cases

Event Time: Tuesday May 7, 2019 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Topic(s): Cerebrovascular Disease and Interventional Neurology
Director(s): Vivien Lee MD, FAAN
Description: Intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (IVtPA) is standard of care for acute ischemic stroke patients. To assist clinicians, the AHA publishes stroke guidelines with recommendations on IVtPA, and the most recent update published in 2018 addresses many clinical care issues related to IVtPA. However, the guidelines can not cover every possible contingency, and the clinician who cares for acute stroke patients is often left to ponder cases that fall outside of the spectrum of the guidelines. This course will offer a background review of the evidence for IVtPA in acute ischemic stroke followed by real life challenging case presentations and discussion on salient educational points of each case. Learn from stroke experts who have collectively given IVtPA to hundreds of patients as they review their unusual "gray zone" cases. Faculty will address pearls and pitfalls they learned from their experience in evaluating these unusual stroke cases for IVtPA and review data supporting decision making in these cases. This is an opportunity to learn from their shared clinical experience and to be exposed to rare "zebra" cases.
Completion Message: Participants will review challenging acute stroke cases with faculty experts and will learn how to promptly recognize IVtPA eligible cases that require special considerations, be aware of potential rare complications, and be comfortable in delivering IVtPA to acute stroke patients under special circumstances.
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice-Based Learning and Improvement, Systems-Based Practice

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