Philadelphia, PA—Some of the most expensive diagnostic tests for stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) do not affect patient management but expose patients to potential harm, said Pratik D. Bhattacharya, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.
A large Spanish study conducted between January 2001 and December 2012 has provided real-world evidence confirming that revascularization is the strongest independent predictor of good outcomes after endovascular therapy (EVT) in patients who have had an acute ischemic stroke.
Because atrial fibrillation is a major risk factor for ischemic stroke, there is a need for strategies to identify people at risk for stroke and prevent it at all ages. The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) has helped fill this gap with the release of new evidence-based guidelines.
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