MJA Podcast: Advances in stroke medicine, with Professor Bruce Campbell


Acute ischaemic stroke caused by occlusion of a cerebral artery is a leading cause of disability globally. In Australia, there are over 56 000 stroke cases annually.Stroke care has been revolutionised in recent years with the advent of effective reperfusion therapies. 

It is now possible for some patients with severe stroke to recover and be discharged home in a matter of days. However, major challenges remain in the prevention and treatment of stroke. 

In this podcast, Professor Bruce Campbell outlines the current state of evidence and practice in Australia and talks about the advances made in stroke medicine in the past decade and breakthroughs that may be on the horizon.


Learning Outcomes

  1. Learn about the advances of reperfusion therapies for ischaemic stroke, identify any barriers in accessing these and the time limit to have a beneficial effect and outcome
  2. Explain why Specialist Stroke Units and 'in house' processes are important in the treatment of stroke patients and what mobile stroke units offer
  3. Name and elaborate on three small measures General Practitioners can take in regards to secondary prevention of stroke and stroke patient treatments


Accreditation: Self-directed

Duration: 1 hour

Podcast: Vol 210, Issue 8: 6 May 2019  


Medical Journal of Australia
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MBA: 1h : 0m
Accident and Emergency Medicine
Medical Practitioner, Medical Student, Doctor-in-Training, Non-Vocationally Registered, Nurse / Midwife, Paramedic, Pharmacist, Researcher, Retired, Specialist - Other, Specialist General Practitioner

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