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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.

PFO Occluder Approved to Reduce Risk of Recurrent Stroke

Monday, October 31, 2016—The FDA recently approved St. Jude Medical’s Amplatzer PFO Occluder to help reduce the risk of recurrent ischemic strokes in patients diagnosed with a patent foramen ova…

Hoarse Speech: An Unusual Presentation of Vertebral Artery Dissection

Kevin G. Lazo, DO, Sanjeev Sharma, MD, Oki Ishikawa, MD, Guillermo Restrepo, PA, Jessica Lim, MD, Bidyut Pramanik, MD, Jane Lee, MD, David Langer, MD, Steven Mandel, MD, and Rafael Ortiz, MD

September 2016—Vertebral Artery Dissection (VAD) refers to a non-hemorrhagic cerebrovascular event caused by a flap-like tear in the vertebral arteries of the cervical vasculature. VAD event…

Recent Developments

July/August 2016—Once-Monthly Self-Administered Multiple Sclerosis Treatment Zinbryta Wins FDA Approval The FDA has approved Zinbryta (daclizumab, Biogen/AbbVie), a once-monthly, self-…

Uncertainties About Cardiac Monitoring After Cryptogenic Stroke

Cen Zhang, MD and Scott E. Kasner, MD

July/August 2016—Despite a bevy of options to manage atrial fibrillation, many questions remain unanswered regarding the utility of monitoring and anticoagulation.

Bacterial Endocarditis and Cerebrovascular Disease

Brian Silver, MD

June 2016—Since stroke is a frequent complication of infective endocarditis, physicians should be up-to-date on the latest developments in diagnosis and management.

In-Focus: Stroke

June 2016—Thrombolysis Utilization Rates Too Low for Effect Utilization rates of intravenous thrombolysis with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) for acute ischemic strok…

Building the Ideal Stroke Network With Telemedicine

Jeffrey C. Wagner, MD

June 2016—Telemedicine is the glue that holds stroke networks together.


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