Cerebrovascular Disease & Interventional Neurology

Date/Time: Monday, October 5, 2020 - 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Track: Special Interest Group
Room: Santa Barbara A
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More than 750,000 Americans have a stroke every year. Stroke is a leading cause of morbidity, mortality & permanent disability. Medical complications after stroke; ethnical, racial and socioeconomic factors related to risk factors and access to effective treatments; and the rapid progress in endovascular therapy impact stroke outcome and quality of life of stroke survivors. This session will cover these important topics, in particular: 1) the impact of dysphagia and potential innovative therapeutic approaches for post-stroke dysphagia; 2) the ethnic, socioeconomic, and racial landscape of stroke care in America; and 3) the evolving role of “direct-to-angio” to expedite treatment.

Chair: Magdy Selim, MD, PhD
Co-Chair: Diogo C. Haussen, MD


  • Understand the burden of post-stroke dysphagia and discuss innovative therapeutic strategies

  • Discuss the pros and cons of a “direct-to-angio” strategy in patients with suspected large vessel occlusion

  • Highlight the ethnic, economic, and racial disparities in stroke care in the United States and how to address them to improve outcomes