International Stroke Conference

Quick Access to EVT Centers for Acute Stroke Is Greatly Limited, Study Suggests

March 12, 2020

Data suggests that access to endovascular thrombectomy centers within 15 minutes is limited to less than one-fifth of the population, pointing to a need for improved access and bypass methodologies.

Endovascular Therapy Displays Similar Outcomes to Intravenous Thrombolysis

March 03, 2020

When performed by itself, endovascular therapy had greater rates of intracranial hemorrhage compared to a combination of both endovascular therapy and intravenous thrombolysis.

Early Administration of Tranexamic Acid May Reduce Intracerebral Hemorrhage in Stroke

February 26, 2020

Phase 2 STOP-AUST data suggest that the antifibrinolytic agent may be able to reduce ICH in spot sign positive patients with stroke when administered within 2 to 3 hours of onset, warranting further study.

Low-Dose Tenecteplase Ideal for Stroke Treatment

February 25, 2020

New study data from ISC 2020 suggest that patients with stroke can be effectively treated with tenecteplase at a lower dose of 0.25 mg/kg, reducing the need for mechanical clot removal.

Functional Outcomes Improved by Mobile Stroke Units

February 24, 2020

Stroke patients experienced higher rates of thrombolysis as well as faster alarm to treatment times when mobile stroke units were present.

Lower LDL-C Target May Help Prevent Vascular Events Following Ischemic Stroke

February 24, 2020

The composite primary end point of the study occurred in 9.6% of patients in the lower-target LDL-C group compared with 12.9% in the higher target group.