Stroke Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Twice as Many Thrombectomies

During the peak of the outbreak in Manhattan, Dr. Weinberger reported, “We’re doing twice as many interventions for large vessel thromboses than usual...” Dr. Jesse Weinberger, a stroke neurologist and member of a vascular interventional group that serves multiple hospitals in Manhattan, New York, and is director of the neurovascular laboratory at Mount Sinai [...]

2020-12-19T18:53:49+00:00May 29th, 2020|Medical Malpractice, News, Stroke|1 Comment

Stroke Management During the Global Pandemic Should Not be Compromised

COVID-19 has caused significant logistical issues for hospitals from the initial “stroke alert.” The global pandemic caused by COVID-19 has caused significant logistical issues for hospitals from the initial “stroke alert,” when a patient presents to the emergency room with symptoms of an acute stroke, to the time when transfer to an acute inpatient [...]

2020-05-03T20:20:01+00:00May 3rd, 2020|Medical Malpractice, News|1 Comment

COVID-19: Acute Strokes in the Young…Vasculitis vs. Hypercoagulability

Physicians on the front lines are identifying patients with minor disease with stroke and skin changes consistent with vasculitis and hypercoagulability. United States physicians on the front lines including rheumatologist and dermatologist are identifying patients with relatively minor disease with stroke and skin changes consistent with vasculitis and hypercoagulability that are found in non-COVID-19 [...]

2020-05-03T20:10:49+00:00May 3rd, 2020|Medical Malpractice, News|1 Comment

Stroke Care Revolution Saving Lives and Function…Despite Lost Opportunities

Some hospitals aren't prepared for timely transfers to a Comprehensive Stroke Center with physician skill & equipment to provide the necessary standard of care. In 2018 hospitals across the country prepared for the updated Acute Ischemic Stroke Guideline which represented a paradigm shift as thrombectomy was recommended along with thrombolysis for large vessel occlusions [...]

2020-12-19T18:53:57+00:00April 8th, 2020|Medical Malpractice, News, Stroke|1 Comment
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