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Direct Oral Anticoagulants for Secondary Stroke Prevention

Daniel Cristancho, MD, MBE; and Donna K. George, MD

January 2019—Optimal secondary stroke prevention includes reducing modifiable risk factors and providing anticoagulation for specific indications.

Poststroke Care

Oluwole O. Awosika, MD; Bridget A. Rizik, MD; Holly K. Pajor, DO; Samir R. Belagaje, MD; Elisheva R. Coleman, MD; Daniel Woo, MD; and Brett M. Kissela, MD, MS

January 2019—Stroke outcomes can be optimized with an evidenced-based and systematic approach during all phases of recovery.

Dementia Insights: Blood Pressure Control and Cognitive Impairment

Ronald Devere, MD, FAAN

January 2019—Could recommendations for more aggressive blood pressure control worsen prognosis for vascular and neurodegenerative cognitive impairments?

Cognitive Complaints and Neuropsychologic Testing

Nabil Ali, MD; Kendra Corning, PsyD, HSPP; and Laura M. Clark, PhD, ABPP

January 2019—When should neuropsychologic tests be ordered and what questions should testing answer?

American Academy of Neurology Call for Uniformity in Brain Death Standards

Thursday, January 03, 2019—Noting that only 1 state, Nevada, has adopted legislation requiring use of medically accepted guidelines for determining brain death, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) i…

Stroke with 2020 Vision

David S. Liebeskind, MD, FAAN, FAHA, FANA, FSVIN, FWSO

January 2019—Advances in the refined diagnosis and treatment of stroke are driving accelerated change with precision medicine.

Sleep Apnea Can Double Risk of Hard-to-Treat Hypertension in African-Americans

Monday, December 17, 2018—A new study published in Circulation reveals that African-Americans with moderate or severe sleep apnea are twice as likely to have hard-to-control high blood pressu…

Large Global Registry of Stroke-Inducing Blood Clots Launched

Tuesday, December 11, 2018—The single largest global registry will collect and analyze stroke-inducing blood clots removed from the brain by thrombectomy. The Excellent Registry will enroll up to 1,000 …


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