- 55% of Americans live within 60 miles of a primary stroke center.
- Telestroke (TS) units shorten treatment delivery times (e.g. rt-PA) and reduce permanent neurologic sequelae.1,2
- TS units provide tele-consults with neurovascular specialists experienced in medical and surgical treatment of acute ischemic stroke (AIS).
- Maintenance of systolic blood pressure (SBP) > 140mmHg is recommended in AIS management. SBP < 140mmHg is independently predictive of poor neurologic outcome.3
- We analyzed all patients with AIS symptoms transported to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (TJUH), via JeffSTAT EMS ground vehicles or helicopters, to verify efficiency of the TS system and the prognostic value of vital sign-monitoring throughout the transportation process.
Atallah, MD, Elias; Bekelis, MD, Kimon; Chalouhi, MD, Nohra; Saad, MD, Hasan; Dang, Sophia; Li, Jonathan C; Kumar, BS, Ayan; Turpin, Justin; Barsoom, Randa R.; Tjoumakaris, MD, Stavropoula; Hasan, MD, JL, David; Rosenwasswer MD, Robert H.; and Jabbour, MD, Pascal, "Pre-Admission Blood Pressure and Outcome in a Large Telestroke Cohort" (2017). Sigma Xi Student Research Day. Paper 6.