February 2018






Adding Efficiency to Effectiveness

By Blaise Baxter, MD


How to Improve Stroke Care in Your State and Region

Changing systems of care to optimize timely treatment for stroke.

By Mahesh V. Jayaraman, MD; and Ryan A. McTaggart, MD

ELVO in the Big Apple: How Stroke Teams Coordinate Efficient Care in a Gridlocked Metropolis

Utilizing models of stroke transfer to improve onset-to-treatment times for stroke patients.

By Daniel Wei, BS; and Johanna T. Fifi, MD

Regionalization of Stroke Care: What Can We Learn From Level 1 Trauma Centers?

Rapid triage and transfer of the most critically ill patients to the most skilled physicians is the linchpin to effective regionalization.

By James L. West, MD; Kyle M. Fargen, MD, MPH; and J Mocco, MD, MS

Evidence for the Increased Use of Mobile Stroke Units

Mobile stroke units have shown impressive reductions in time to treatment for acute stroke, but cost remains a challenge to widespread adoption.

By M. Shazam Hussain, MD; Ken Uchino, MD; and Andrew Russman, DO

Drip and Ship Versus Direct Ship: The RACECAT Study

Should we prioritize IV tPA or endovascular treatment as first-line treatment for patients with suspected large vessel occlusion?

By Natalia Perez de la Ossa, MD; Sònia Abilleira, MD; and Marc Ribo, MD

Improving Stroke Recognition and Care in the Prehospital Setting

A perspective on the current state of emergency medical services systems and the challenges involved in standardizing prehospital stroke care.

By Joe Holley, MD, FACEP, FAEMS

Ask the Experts: How Do You Manage Cases With Low ASPECTS?

A panel of experts weighs in on the impact of specific clinical measures to guide treatment decisions and predict outcomes.

With Mayank Goyal, MD; Aquilla S. Turk, DO; Michael Froehler, MD, PhD; and Tudor G. Jovin, MD

Blister Aneurysms: Decision-Making When There’s No Perfect Answer

A review of current meta-analyses on the management of blister aneurysms.

By Parampreet Singh, MD; Arati Patel, BS; and William J. Mack, MD

Ask the Experts: What Are the Greatest Needs in Cerebral Aneurysm Care?

Experts discuss the need for advances in technology for complex aneurysms, the importance of maintaining surgical expertise in the endovascular era, and the potential of biomarkers to guide decision-making for aneurysm treatment.

With Philip M. Meyers, MD, FACR, FSNIS, FSIR, FAHA; Randall T. Higashida, MD, FSIR, FAHA, FSNIS; Adam S. Arthur, MD, MPH, FAHA, FAANS, FACS; Laurent Pierot, MD, PhD; and Italo Linfante, MD, FAHA


Sponsored by Penumbra, Inc.

Advancing Stroke With STEPS-T Process Improvement and Next-Generation Technology

With Ameer E. Hassan, DO, FAHA, FSVIN; Ian Kaminsky, MD; Zeguang Ren, MD, PhD; and H. Robert Hixson, MD


Sponsored by Medtronic

Addressing the Limitations of Standard Balloon Angioplasty

By Jun Li, MD; and Mehdi H. Shishehbor, DO, MPH, PhD



An Interview With Ehrin J. Armstrong, MD

Dr. Armstrong discusses the DANCE trial and further research in PAD treatment, recent strides in aortoiliac care, and more.


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