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New Successful Stroke Workflow Using Robotic TCD to Screen for Right-to-Left Shunt in the Evaluation of Cryptogenic Stroke at a Large Comprehensive Stroke Center

January 26, 2023
9:00AM Pacific

This webinar highlights the recently published study that evaluated 100 patients who received a newly implemented robot-assisted transcranial doppler (rTCD/NovaGuide) with bubble injection. It was used to find right-to-left shunts (RLS) as a potential cause of stroke in young patients, as defined by age <65.

The study objectives included:

  1. Determining feasibility of implementing rTCD in the evaluation of etiology in acute ischemic stroke patients.
  2. Determining the rate of RLS detection in patients who had rTCD bubble testing compared to established rates using TTE bubble studies.
  3. Reviewing the distribution of the Spencer scale in grading RLS size as a factor in the resulting medical management and PFO closure.

Dr. Ira Chang

Medical Director, Neurocritical Care

Swedish Medical Center

Ira Chang, MD, is a board-certified, fellowship-trained neurologist and is a part of the Swedish Neuro Network. Dr. Chang was born in Italy and raised in Maryland after immigrating to the United States from South Korea as a child. She received her undergraduate degree from Yale University. She moved to Colorado after finishing her medical training and stayed, practicing in outpatient neurology for several years. In 2005, she founded Blue Sky Neurology with a partner and has transitioned into the newly emerging fields of neurohospitalist and neurocritical care. She is the Medical Director of Acute Neurological Services and Chairman of the Neurology section at Swedish Medical Center. She teaches neurology residents as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. She also loves being a mom, skiing, and adventurous trips with her family.

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