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Cleveland Clinic Practical Management of Stroke

Aired on 10.02.2020
Cleveland Clinic Practical Management of Stroke

The 12th Annual Practical Management of Stroke Event, sponsored by the Cleveland Clinic, is a virtual program intended for neurologists, emergency medicine physicians, neurosurgeons, primary care physicians, residents, fellows, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, physical therapists, occupational therapists and allied health professionals.


More than 795,000 strokes occur each year in the US, either new or recurrent, and they cause significant morbidity and mortality. Approximately 1 of every 20 deaths is caused by stroke, making it the fifth leading cause of death in this country, after heart attack, cancer, respiratory disease, and injuries.

Stroke is preventable on many levels, both medical and lifestyle. Given the significant morbidity and mortality associated with acute stroke and the growing number of stroke survivors, education aimed at improving the knowledge and competence of practitioners to assess, diagnose, and treat this disorder in a timely manner has the potential to substantially improve outcomes in this large patient population.

Cleveland Clinic Symposium Directors & Faculty

Cleveland Clinic Symposium Directors

Andrew Russman, DO, FAHA, FAAN

Ken Uchino, MD, FAHA, FANA*

Additional Faculty

Kellie Adams, PT, DPT

A. Blake Buletko, MD

Michelle Echevarria, MD

Danielle Fait, RN

Pravin George, DO

G. Abbas Kharal, MD, MPH

Planning Committee

Zeshaun Khawaja, MD*

Matthew Lashutka, MD

Susan Linder, DPT

Valerie Lopez, MD

Gwendolyn Lynch, MD

Amy Raubenolt, MD, MPH, MEd

Matthew Sacco, PhD

Harneet Walia, MD


7:10 am - 7:25 am
Sign in/Exhibits
7:25 am - 7:30 am
Opening Remarks

7:30 am - 8:15 am
Late Window Thrombolysis
8:15 am - 9:00 am
Stroke Syndrome Recognition: Posterior Circulation Stroke Symptoms
9:00 am - 9:15 am
9:15 am - 10:15 am
Emergency Department Case Studies: Challenging Exams

10:15 am - 11:00 am
Keynote Address: Secondary Prevention of Stroke in Patients with Cardiac Disease
11:00 am - 11:45 am
COVID-19 Panel Discussion

11:45 am - 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Stroke Recovery Through Diet and Exercise
12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
Screening and Treatment of Sleep Apnea in Patients Post Stroke
1:30 pm - 2:10 pm
Restarting Antithrombotic Therapy after Intracerebral Hemorrhage
2:10 pm - 2:50 pm
Non-Pharmacologic Therapies for Post-Stroke Depression
2:50 pm - 3:00 pm
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Early Mobilization to Improve Outcomes of Stroke
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
“There’s an App for That”: Technologies to Enhance Acute Stroke Assessment
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Clinical Outcomes After Mobile Stroke Unit Care
4:30 pm - 4:40 pm
Wrap up and Adjourn


After completing this educational activity, participants will be able to do the following:

  • Critically assess the risks and benefits of restarting antithrombotic therapy after intracerebral hemorrhage.
  • Describe recent insights into management strategies for late-window thrombolysis and posterior circulation stroke.
  • List recently developed technologies designed to reduce time to treatment and describe their clinical use.
  • Critically review the best practices for secondary stroke prevention in patients with cardiac disease.
  • Assess stroke survivors for depression, nutrition, physical exercise, and sleep apnea and implement appropriate management strategies for these conditions.

Disclosures and Accreditation Statement

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this Internet Live Activity for a maximum 8.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participants claiming CME credit from this activity may submit the credit hours to the American Osteopathic Association for Category 2 credit.

The Ohio Board of Nursing will accept at face value the number of contact hours awarded for an educational activity that has been approved for CE by a nationally accredited system of CE approval.

Nurses are able to obtain CE that has been approved or provided by a nationally recognized accreditation system of continuing education.

Examples include:

  • The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)
  • The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (ACET)

  • This program provides 8.0 hrs. of stroke-specific CME, as is required with Stroke Certification.
  • Physical Therapy – The Ohio Physical Therapy Association (OPTA) has approved this course for 8.25 contact hours. Once an online evaluation is complete, a certificate will be emailed to you.
  • Occupational Therapy – Credit has been applied for with the Ohio OTPTAT – Approval is pending. Once approval is received, a certificate will be emailed to you.




The information in this educational activity is provided for general medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The viewpoints expressed in this CME activity are those of the authors/faculty. They do not represent an endorsement by The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. In no event will The Cleveland Clinic Foundation be liable for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon the information provided through this CME activity.

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