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An Unusual Presentation of Syncope in a Patient With a Giant Cervical Carotid Aneurysm

Michael Alston, MD; Craig Basman, MD, PhD;
Steven Mandel, MD; and Atul Kukar, DO

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New Treatment Guidelines for Acute Ischemic Stroke Open the “Golden Window” for Treatment to 6-24 Hours

Wednesday, January 24, 2018—The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Stroke Association announced new evidence-based guidelines (Stroke. 2018;49:published online January 24, 2018.) for treat…

The Food and Drug Administration Mini-Sentinal Shows Rivaroxaban Is Associated with a Lower Risk of Ischemic Stroke Vs. Warfarin

Tuesday, January 16, 2018—Rivaroxaban (Janssen Pharmaceuticals) is an antithrombotic medication that inhibits clotting Factor Xa. It is available in oral tablet formulation for patients at risk of, or …

Broadening the Net in Stroke Care

Waimei Amy Tai, MD

January 2018— It is an exciting time to be taking care of stroke patients. It was only 22 years ago when the first acute ischemic stroke treatment (intravenous [IV] alteplase) became Fo…

Endovascular Treatment of Stroke

Paul Singh, MD, MPH

January 2018—Current Efforts and Considerations

Mechanical Thrombectomy for Acute Ischemic Stroke

Ashutosh P. Jadhav, MD, PhD

January 2018—Results of the DAWN trial expand the beneficial role of stent retrieval therapy for acute ischemic stroke beyond the conventional time window.

Get Ahead of Stroke Campaign

January 2018—The Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS) launched the Get Ahead of Stroke campaign in May 2016 to help more patients survive stroke by improving stroke policies and r…

PFO Closure for Cryptogenic Stroke

Dominik M. Wiktor, MD, and John D. Carroll, MD

January 2018—Data from three randomized clinical trials offer promising results for the use of patent foramen ovale closure in the treatment of cryptogenic stroke.


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