In this Issue
GUEST CHIEF MEDICAL EDITOR’S PAGE
By Blaise Baxter, MD
Changing systems of care to optimize timely treatment for stroke.
By Mahesh V. Jayaraman, MD; and Ryan A. McTaggart, MD
Utilizing models of stroke transfer to improve onset-to-treatment times for stroke patients.
By Daniel Wei, BS; and Johanna T. Fifi, MD
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
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
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
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
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
A review of current meta-analyses on the management of blister aneurysms.
By Parampreet Singh, MD; Arati Patel, BS; and William J. Mack, MD
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
FEATURED TECHNOLOGYSponsored by Penumbra, Inc.
With Ameer E. Hassan, DO, FAHA, FSVIN; Ian Kaminsky, MD; Zeguang Ren, MD, PhD; and H. Robert Hixson, MD
MEDICAL AFFAIRS CORNERSponsored by Medtronic
By Jun Li, MD; and Mehdi H. Shishehbor, DO, MPH, PhD
Dr. Armstrong discusses the DANCE trial and further research in PAD treatment, recent strides in aortoiliac care, and more.