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ISC 2017: Exercise Significantly Improves Cognitive Impairment After Stroke

Thursday, February 23, 2017—New research presented at the ongoing International Stroke Conference 2017 suggests that structured exercise training can significantly improve brain function in stroke surviv…

ISC 2017: Integrative Aspiration System Compares Favorably to Stent Retrievers as Frontline Thrombectomy Therapy for Acute Stroke

Thursday, February 23, 2017—New research presented at the ongoing International Stroke Conference in Houston suggests that the ADAPT (A Direct Aspiration, First Pass Technique) compares favorably to the …

ISC 2017: STRATIS Registry Re-Affirms Benefits of Mechanical Thrombectomy from Pivotal Acute Ischemic Stroke Trials

Thursday, February 23, 2017—Late-breaking results from the STRATIS (Systematic Evaluation of Patients Treated with Neurothrombectomy Devices for Acute Ischemic Stroke) registry re-affirm the benefits of …

Spinal Cord Infarct: Clinical & Imaging Pearls

Waimei Amy Tai, MD, Kalpana Suresh, MD, and Parham Moftakhar, MD

January/February 2017—Spinal cord infarcts are very rare, accounting for 0.3 to one percent of all strokes, and traditionally associated with a poor prognosis.1 There are a variety of clinical scen…

In-Focus: Stroke

January/February 2017—Study Finds No Additional Benefit to Intravenous Thrombolysis with tPA Before Mechanical Thrombectomy New findings suggest that treating patients for acute ischemic stroke …

The Evolving Role of Neurologists Amid the Endovascular Revolution in Stroke Care

With Johanna Fifi, MD and Dileep Yavagal, MD

January/February 2017—New standards of care are shaping a brighter future in stroke treatment, but many challenges remain.

Decreasing Door-to-Reperfusion Time

Jessalyn K. Holodinsky, MSc, Bijoy K. Menon, MD, MSc, Noreen Kamal, PhD, and Mayank Goyal, MD, FRCPC

January/February 2017—Steps taken at Foothills Medical Centre to improve stroke care.

Cryptogenic Stroke & Atrial Fibrillation: Establishing the Link Through Team Approaches to Care

Pramod Sethi, MD, FAHA, CPI and Sharon L. Biby, ANVP-BC, AGPCNP-BC

January/February 2017—Implementing a Cryptogenic Stroke Pathway may help reduce recurrent strokes and improve outcomes for stroke patients.


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