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BrainWaves: A Neurology Podcast


May 16, 2019

It would be an understatement to say that endovascular thrombectomy has revolutionized acute stroke management. As of 2018, the American Heart Association recommends treatment up to 24 hours after time last seen normal for select patients. This week on the BrainWaves podcast, Dr. Tudor Jovin--PI for the DAWN and REVASCAT clinical trials--summarizes the history of thrombectomy trials, and what it is about our current strategies that have breathed new life into a technique that has historically fizzled.

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Produced by James E. Siegler and Jesse Thon. Music courtesy of Cuicuitte, Coldnoise, Medyn, Jon Watts, Lee Rosevere, and Mystery Mammal. Sound effects by Mike Koenig and Daniel Simion. BrainWaves' podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used for clinical decision making. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @brainwavesaudio for the latest updates to the podcast.

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