Imaging-Guided Thrombolysis for Wake-Up Stroke: Pushing the Boundaries of the Time-Based Stroke Treatment Paradigm

July 22, 2021

Join TeleSpecialists TeleNeurologist Sam Saha, MD as he shares details about the latest clinical trials supporting imaging-guided thrombolysis and thrombectomy decision-making that have demonstrated net benefit in subsets of patients with unknown onset of symptoms, most commonly after waking up. With wider implementation of advanced imaging augmented by artificial intelligence software, there is an argument for pushing stroke treatment boundaries long established by clinical decision-making alone. Will expanding the thrombolysis treatment window truly move the needle forward in stroke intervention, or prove to be narrowly applicable, risky, and impractical when implemented outside of large stroke centers?

Target Audience

Emergency Services Physicians

Internal Medicine Physicians



Stroke Coordinators


Learning Objectives

Learners will be able to

  • describe thrombolytic eligibility for extended window patients (>4.5 hours)
  • describe risks associated with symptomatic hemorrhage
  • identify concerns for widespread application outside of larger centers
Course summary
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Event starts: 
07/22/2021 - 12:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
07/22/2021 - 1:00pm EDT

We are working with a Joint Provider to provide CME accredited activities.  Instructions to claim your CME credit will be sent 3 - 4 business days after course completion.

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