Dr Nawaf Yassi is a consultant Neurologist at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. He has a particular interest in using advanced brain imaging to predict outcome after acute stroke. He is also a research fellow at the Melbourne Brain Centre, Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne, and Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health. He holds an NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship investigating cerebrovascular contributions to cognitive impairment and dementia, as well as the interface between Alzheimer’s Disease and cerebrovascular disease.
He has been involved in the recent major breakthrough of endovascular therapy for stroke at both a research and implementation level, and is involved in the Royal Melbourne Stroke Unit which provides this service as a designated Victoria-wide centre. He is looking forward to discussing these and other exciting developments in stroke care
New Developments In Stroke
The field of stroke has seen major developments in the past decade, particularly around the areas of acute reperfusion therapy, brain imaging, and secondary prevention. A summary of these recent developments and how they play a part in clinical decision making will be presented. This will include a review of the evidence for thrombolysis and thrombectomy in both the standard and extended time windows, as well as new data pertaining to antiplatelet therapy in secondary stroke prevention and patent foramen ovale management