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Perspectives in Optimizing the Timely Delivery of Stroke Care

  • Authors: Greg W. Albers, MD; Jeffrey L. Saver, MD, FAHA, FAAN, FANA; Eva A. Mistry, MBBS, MSCI, FAHA
  • CME / CE Released: 10/8/2022
  • Valid for credit through: 10/8/2023, 11:59 PM EST
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for neurologists, nurse practitioners (NPs), and nurses involved in the care of patients with stroke.

The goal of this activity is that learners will be better able to identify patients with ischemic stroke who are candidates for endovascular and/or thrombolytic therapies.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Factors involved in the identification of patients with stroke for thrombolytic therapy
    • Clinical data for thrombolytic therapies for the management of stroke
    • Guideline-recommended use of endovascular treatment for the management of stroke
    • Clinical data on long-term patient outcomes associated with the use of endovascular therapy for the management of stroke
    • Recent clinical data examining the effect of use of stroke therapeutics outside of the established timeline for use


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Session Chair

  • Greg W. Albers, MD

    Stanford Stroke Center
    Stanford University
    Stanford, California


    Greg W. Albers, MD, has the following relevant financial relationships: 
    Consultant or advisor for: Genentech


  • Eva A. Mistry, MBBS, MSCI, FAHA

    Assistant Professor of Neurology
    University of Cincinnati
    Cincinnati, Ohio


    Eva A. Mistry, MBBS, MSCI, FAHA, has no relevant financial relationships.

  • Jeffrey L. Saver, MD, FAHA, FAAN, FANA

    Professor and SA Vice Chair for Clinical Research
    Carol and James Collins Chair
    Department of Neurology
    Director, UCLA Comprehensive Stroke and Vascular Neurology Program
    David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
    Los Angeles, California


    Jeffrey L. Saver, MD, FAHA, FAAN, FANA, has no relevant financial relationships.


  • Meg Monday

    Senior Director, Content Development, Medscape, LLC


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  • Nancy Ashley, MSN, APRN, ANP-BC

    Medical Education Director, WebMD Global, LLC


    Nancy Ashley, MSN, APRN, ANP-BC, has no relevant financial relationships.

Compliance Reviewer/Nurse Planner

  • Stephanie Corder, ND, RN, CHCP

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC


    Stephanie Corder, ND, RN, CHCP, has no relevant financial relationships.

Peer Reviewer

This activity has been peer reviewed and the reviewer has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

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Perspectives in Optimizing the Timely Delivery of Stroke Care

Authors: Greg W. Albers, MD; Jeffrey L. Saver, MD, FAHA, FAAN, FANA; Eva A. Mistry, MBBS, MSCI, FAHAFaculty and Disclosures

CME / CE Released: 10/8/2022

Valid for credit through: 10/8/2023, 11:59 PM EST


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