In this minicast, The Weingart Strikes Back! Scott Weingart has some issues with our last episode on managing blood pressure in acute ischemic stroke. But the Swami doesn’t take it lying down and has a few things of his own to say. http://traffic.libsyn.com/ercast/HTN_stroke.output.mp3 DIRECT DOWNLOAD Announcement Join Scott, Swami and Rob at the Essentials of […]
It’s a double header of stroke treatment and controversy. Anand Swaminathan from EM Lyceum and Ryan Radecki from EM Literature of Note help tease out: How do you manage blood pressure in acute ischemic stroke? Should you give thrombolytics up to 4.5 hours after symptom onset? When do you decide that a CVA is actually a […]
It’s deeply rooted medical dogma that spinal tap needs to follow a negative CT when evaluating patients for subarachnoid hemorrhage. New literature has come out to challenge that idea. We talk with Scott Weingart of emcrit.org and Ryan Radecki of Emergency Medicine Literature of Note about a 2011 BMJ paper that looks at the sensitivity of computed tomography when performed within 6 hours of headache onset.
ERCAST 003 How should we manage the ‘acute stroke‘ beyond the 3 hour window? A discussion of the history of thrombolytics in acute stroke, current literature and an interview with Providence Stroke Center director Dr. Ted Lowenkopf References: ERCAST 003: Stroke management beyond 3 hours [Audio link mp3] ERCAST on iTunes