Cerebrovascular Disease & Interventional Neurology

Date/Time: Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Track: Special Interest Group
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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.


  • 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.


Corneal Confocal Microscopy: Corneal Nerve Loss In Acute Stroke Patients With Poor Pial Collaterals

Direct to Angio Suite: The Good, the Bad, and the Evidence

Post-stroke Dysphagia: Implications & Innovative Therapeutic Approaches

Racial, Ethnic & Economic Disparities in Stroke Care: The Past & the Future