Resources for Clinicians, Researchers & Healthcare Professionals
Our Main Areas of Research
- Improve approaches to dissolve clots
- Protect the brain
- Catheter delivery
- Blood removal
- Blood reabsorption
- Improve quality of care
- Improve efficiency of care
- Stem cells
- Rehabilitation therapy and exercise
- Stem cells
- Brain stimulation
- Better approaches to reduce high blood pressure
- Personalized treatments based on genotypes and biomarkers
Health Care Delivery
- Mobile Ambulance
- Cognitive impairment
- Caregiver burden
- Primary and secondary stroke prevention
- Disparities and health equity
At our institute, we understand the pivotal role that healthcare professionals play in transforming stroke and cerebrovascular care. This specialized section of our website is meticulously curated to equip you with the latest advancements, evidence-based practices, and collaborative tools needed to excel in your mission of delivering exceptional patient care.
Clinical Guidelines and Protocols:
Access meticulously crafted clinical guidelines and protocols designed to streamline decision-making and enhance patient outcomes.
Research and Publications:
Stay at the forefront of cerebrovascular research with access to our latest publications, research studies, and academic insights. Engage with cutting-edge discoveries that shape the future of stroke medicine.
Lecture Series (coming soon)
Elevate your expertise through our curated webinars and workshops featuring renowned experts in the field. Stay informed about emerging trends, treatment modalities, and best practices.
Interactive Case Studies:
Immerse yourself in interactive case studies that provide a dynamic learning experience. Delve into real-world scenarios, analyze diagnostic challenges, and explore optimal treatment strategies.
Networking Events and Conferences:
Stay updated on upcoming events, conferences, and symposiums where you can engage with thought leaders, exchange ideas, and foster collaborations that drive innovation in cerebrovascular medicine.
Access a library of patient-friendly resources that you can share with your patients to enhance their understanding of stroke prevention, treatment options, and rehabilitation.
Multidisciplinary Collaboration Opportunities:
Explore opportunities for multidisciplinary collaboration within our institute. Connect with specialists from various fields to provide holistic and patient-centered care.
Do you need help developing your next big idea?
As part of our mission we are available to investigators throughout the UT Community and the Texas Medical Center. The Institute for Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease houses a think tank for clinical trial design. Our team is made up of experts in trial design and stroke research including: Charles Green, Sean Savitz, MD, Andrew Barreto, MD and other content experts as needed are available to you. This team can help you to identify the appropriate RFPs/RFAs, help to assemble the right mentor team and help with concept synopsis proposals. In order to be access the assistance of the Think Tank, the following conditions must be met:
- Dedicate time to put in to the grant application
- Be receptive to constructive criticism
- Be willing to meet with the team on a regular basis to review progress of application
For an initial meeting with the Think Tank, please submit an initial proposal to:
- Stroke Rehab CPG
- Recommendations for the Implementation of Telehealth in Cardiovascular and Stroke
- Recommendations for Comprehensive Stroke Centers
- Poststroke Depression
- Expansion of the Time Window for Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke with Intravenous Plasminogen Activator: A Science Advisory from the American Heart
- Guidelines for the Management of Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage
- Guidelines for the Prevention of Stroke in Patients with Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack
- Guidelines for the Early Management of Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke
- Evidence-based Nursing Review of Craniectomy Care
- Guideline on the Management of Patients with Extracranial Carotid and Vertebral Artery Disease
- Guidelines for the Management of Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
- Scientific Rationale for the Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria for Intravenous Alteplase in Acute Ischemic Stroke
- Guidelines for the Early Management of Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke: 2019 Update
Current Studies at the Stroke Institute
Faculty at UTHealth have been designing and leading clinical trials in stroke since the 1980's, first with aspirin and then when neuroprotective agents for stroke were developed by our team. We have brought forward from our laboratories to clinical trials various new treatment approaches including transcranial ultrasound, adjunctive treatments with t-PA, medications that detoxify hematoma products in brain hemorrhage, and stem cells. We have successfully advanced many of these approaches to phase III clinical trial stages and continuously seek out next-level opportunities in research in our ultimate goals to better the lives of stroke patients and their loved ones.
Recursos en español
- RÁPIDO – Nuevas siglas en español para crear más conciencia acerca de los ataques cerebrales
- Las enfermedades crónicas y la salud mental: Cómo reconocer y tratar la depresión
- Los cambios emocionales luego de un ataque cerebral (PDF)
- Cambios de Personalidad Después de un Derrame Cerebral (PDF)
- YouTube: El Accidente cerebrovascular o enfermedad cerebrovascular se define como una alteración, transitoria o permanente, de una o varias áreas del encéfalo como consecuencia de un trastorno de la circulación cerebral. Según su etiología puede dividirse en hemorrágico e isquémico Descarga dos imágenes de resumen de este video en: www.doctorcix.com
Recent Stroke-related News
- This Is the #1 Unhealthiest Fast-Food Item In America, Dietitian Says
Few things in life give us greater pleasure than quenching our hunger with some freshly made fast food. But whether it's a bag of hot, crispy fries, a juicy burger, or a giant slushy, more often than not, you're signing up to indulge. And you can assume that the better something tastes, the more nutritionally devastating secrets it holds..
- Invest in Your "Cognitive Fitness" Now, Reduce Your Risk of Dementia Later
If you've ever been unfortunate enough to pay a visit to the “So your relationship fell apart” corner of the internet, you’re aware that it’s ripe with advice on how to rediscover and better yourself now that you’re on your own again.
- Your risk of stroke rises within an hour of getting angry, doing extreme exercise
Your risk of stroke rises within an hour of getting angry, doing extreme exercise
Anyone can have a stroke at any age with devastating results.
- This Surprising Habit Can Stave Off Dementia, Study Says
According to recent research there is one thing in particular that can positively impact those who are suffering from dementia. Read on to find out more—and to ensure your health and the health of others.
- I Had a Stroke at 31, and I Didn’t Notice the Signs—but My Boyfriend Did
Meghan McKee knew she had a hole in her heart that could lead to a brain attack. Teaching her boyfriend, now husband, to recognize the signs of stroke proved to be a lifesaving move.
- If you are middle aged, these 2 lifestyle choices are proven to extend your lifespan
In a new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, researchers from the BU School of Medicine, posit that habitual exercise and a diet comprised of fruits and vegetables can enable middle-aged populations to maintain their cardiovascular and metabolic health into old age.
- RAPIDO – a new Spanish acronym to raise stroke awareness
American Heart Association — Researchers have developed a new Spanish acronym aimed to raise awareness of stroke symptoms in the Hispanic community. Known as RAPIDO, it seeks to replicate the popular FAST mnemonic that exists in English.
- Science reveals the best type of exercise to reverse Covid-19 inactivity
Inverse —The guidelines recommend a target between 150 and 300 minutes per week of moderate activity (such as brisk walking) or 75 to 150 minutes per week of vigorous activity (such as running) or a combination of the two.
- Health Experts Reveal the Ideal Number of Steps a Day to Stay Healthy
Inverse —When it comes to being fit and healthy, we’re often reminded to aim to walk 10,000 steps per day. This can be a frustrating target to achieve, especially when we’re busy with work and other commitments. Most of us know by now that 10,000 steps are recommended everywhere as a target to achieve – and yet where did this number actually come from?
- Flu and pneumonia shots may lower risk for Alzheimer's, studies find
CNN Health — It turns out that flu and pneumonia shots may be good for more than what their names suggest. Not only does getting a shot reduce your chances of coming down with a nasty infection, but getting vaccinated may also reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer's disease in the future...
- Flu Shot And Pneumonia Vaccine Might Reduce Alzheimer's Risk, Research Shows
NPR — For years, public health officials have been trying to dispel the myth that people who get a flu shot are more likely to get Alzheimer's disease. They are not. And now there is evidence that vaccines that protect against the flu and pneumonia may actually protect people from Alzheimer's, too.
- This Is the #1 Unhealthiest Fast-Food Item In America, Dietitian Says