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Episode 44: AHA/ASA Updates to the Stroke Care Model

"Mind Moments," a podcast from NeurologyLive, brings you an exclusive interview with Mitchell S.V. Elkind, MD, MS, MPhil.

Episode 44 of the NeurologyLive Mind Moments podcast is now live! Scroll down to listen or click here to subscribe on your favorite streaming service.

The Mind Moments podcast features exclusive interviews with leaders in the field discussing the latest research and disease management strategies across the breadth of neurology, including epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson disease, dementia, sleep disorders, and more.

Episode 44, "AHA/ASA Updates to the Stroke Care Model" features an exclusive interview with Mitchell S.V. Elkind, MD, MS, MPhil, president, American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA), and chief, division of neurology clinical outcomes research and population sciences, Columbia University. He discussed the AHA/ASA's recent scientific statement outlining the role of primary care physicians in the poststroke phase of care, as well as the recently updated secondary stroke prevention guidelines.1,2

The stories feature in this week's Neurology News Minute, which will give you quick updates on the following developments in neurology, are further detailed here:


1:15 – Overview of the recent AHA/ASA scientific statement

5:20 How neurologists and specialists can aid primary care and the need for stroke systems of care

9:20 – Neurology News Minute

11:55 The current status of stroke care education in primary care

16:10 The importance of a holostic, team-based approach in stroke care

18:30 – Second Stroke Prevention guidelines and how primary care ties into those updates

22:40 – Setting up more widespread systems of care in under-resourced areas

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1. Kernan WN, Viera AJ, Billinger SA, et al. Primary Care of Adult Patients After Stroke: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Stroke. Published online July 15, 2021. doi: 10.1161/STR.0000000000000382.
2. Kleindorfer DA, Towfighi A, Chaturvedi S, et al. 2021 guideline for the prevention of stroke in patients with stroke and transient ischemic attack: A guideline from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Stroke. Published online May 24, 2021 doi: 0.1161/STR.0000000000000375