ARRS Webinar — Managing Acute Ischemic Stroke

February 8, 2017 at 12:00 noon Eastern Time
Complimentary to members • 1 CME

Revisiting Current Golden Rules in Managing Acute Ischemic Stroke: Assessing Potential Limitations and New Strategies to Further Improve Treatment Selection and Outcome

Stroke is the 3rd leading cause for death but remains the number one cause of disability. Further improvement treatment selection and outcome would have profound impact to the cost-effective management for the stroke patients. Hear and ask questions from Dr. William Yuh as he discusses his team's reexamination of current practices in managing acute ischemic stoke (AIS) and their exploration of a new strategy to improve treatment selection and outcome.

The current established imaging parameters have not been consistently validated with successfully reperfused patients and rCBF to quantitatively distinguish between oligemia and ischemia, and between penumbra and infarct core within ischemic tissue. A novel paradigm incorporating rCBF values or indirectly incorporating relative rCBF values with higher statistically powered imaging studies to more reliably assess the severity of ischemic injury and differentiate reversibility from viability within the area of imaging based parenchymal hypoperfusion may provide a more personalized approach to treatment, including no treatment of infarction core, to further enhance outcomes.  Be sure to also read the AJR article with credit on this topic.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to describe how the therapeutic window varies among individual and may not fit a “one-size fits all” time window, recognize that Oligemia, Penumbra and Infarction core are quantitatively defined by CBF, not by imaging, and be able to describe how not all the ischemic strokes are indicative for acute reperfusion (reperfusion is indicated for penumbra but is contra-indicated for infarction core).

Webinar Registration

ARRS Member price: Free
ARRS In-Training Member price: Free
Nonmember price: $99

The American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education activities for physicians.

The ARRS designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.