Cerebrovascular Accident

Approach to +

Transient Ischemic Attack

This podcast discusses important history and physical exam investigations to determine whether patients with neurological complaints have had a TIA. It also discusses risk stratification rules, imaging indications, and management options.


A two-part video podcast series on the differential diagnosis, key features, important investigations, acute management, and risk stratification of Transient Ischemic Attacks.


Acute Ischemic Stroke

This podcast covers the management of acute ischemic stroke including the indications for giving thrombolytics and how to manage blood pressure in such patients.

Acute Ischemic Stroke



A podcast review of Stroke – focusing on the etiologies, presentations, and indications/ contraindications for thrombolysis – based off Rosen’s Chapter 101 with written summary.



A podcast overview of an approach to weakness – focusing on focal vs generalized, UMN/LMN/NMJ etiologies, those associated with respiratory failure, and non-neuromuscular causes – Based off Rosen’s Chapter 13, with written summary.



Intracranial Hemorrhage

A podcast discussion on Intracranial Hemorrhage – focusing on imaging considerations, acute medical management, reversal of anticoagulants, airway considerations, and prognosis.



Beyond the Basics +

Stroke, Dabigatran and Intracranial hemorrhage

The oral direct thrombin inhibitor, Dabigatran, is discussed in this podcast with emphasis on reversing a Dabigatran intracranial hemorrhage (ICH). Other topics covered are the management of ICH including BP goals, indications for neurosurgery, the role of recombinant Factor Vlla, and how best to reverse Warfarin-associated and platelet-associated ICH.


Stroke Controversies

 Discussing the literature revolving around emergency stroke controversies including the ABCD2 Score to predict stroke and carotid imaging for patients who have had a stroke. The podcast also explores the important thrombolysis stroke trials and their implementation in practice.

Stroke controversies