Preventing Stroke: Management of Patients Undergoing Noncardiac and Nonneurological Surgery

April 22, 2021

Dr. Gregory Weiss, a cardiovascular anesthesiologist, breaks down and provides real-world perspective on the application of a recent scientific statement from the AHA and ASA on perioperative management to lower stroke risk in patients undergoing noncardiac and nonneurological procedures.

DOACs May be More Effective than Warfarin for Valvular AFib

March 30, 2021

An analysis of claims data by investigators at University of Pennsylvania indicates DOACs were associated with a 36% lower risk of stroke or systemic embolism and was also associated with a reduction in risk of major bleeding.

AHA Registry Provides Comprehensive Review of Ischemic Stroke in COVID-19 Patients

March 19, 2021

Using data from the AHA's COVID-19 Cardiovascular Disease Registry, a new analysis presented at ISC 21 provides an overview of the overall risk, risk factors, and outcomes of COVID-19-related ischemic stroke among US patients.

Immediate Angiography Could Preserve Function, Improve Outcomes in LVO Stroke

March 17, 2021

An interim analysis of the ANGIOCAT trial suggests immediate angiography could help preserve function and improve outcomes in the treatment of patients with stroke caused by a large vessel occlusion compared to the current standard of performing a CT scan.