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Find the latest news from the Australian Stroke Alliance here. As well, we occasionally publish news on the latest in urgent, prehospital stroke care from around the world.

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Opinion: Stroke physician calls for greater urgency for remote patients

Why are transfers of acute stroke patients who require urgent intervention, such as clot retrieval, not routine for rural and remote Australians, asks Dr Anna Holwell of Alice Springs Hospital….

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SERPICO $5m grant to help improve health outcomes for people who suffer a stroke

Members of the Australian Stroke Alliance have been awarded a $5 million National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Synergy Grant. The team will now set to work, developing a…

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Stroke capable ambulances are coming

Standard road ambulances, equipped with digital links to a stroke neurologist, are being developed for two very different regions of New South Wales. They will be the first of six…

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See the Latest from the Australian Health Research Alliance

The world’s first pre-hospital trial of a new generation of clot-busting medication may lead to a change in standard medical practice in stroke treatment centres and emergency departments around Australia….

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Study sets the scene to prioritise stroke care for First Nations Australians

More must be done to improve stroke care for First Nations people, with current outcomes failing to meet national standards, according to neurologist and Stroke Alliance senior research fellow, Dr…

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The sky’s the limit for stroke treatment

World-first research has uncovered encouraging news for rural and remote Australians who suffer a stroke. The observational study was conducted by researchers at Gold Coast University Hospital. They found patients…

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On the road to smarter stroke care

“Using improved medications, like Tenecteplase, with telehealth and stroke-ready ambulances will mean more Australians will receive urgent pre-hospital care within the precious treatment window where we can really make a…

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Mobile Stroke Units: Now and in the Future

A review article in the September 2021 issue of the Journal of Neurology has highlighted the published benefits of mobile stroke units and suggested possible future directions to be addressed….

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New York’s novel approach to clot retrieval

The findings of a recent trial from the United States provide more evidence for the benefits of treating stroke patients at the earliest possible timepoints while using novel strategies to…

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Stroke Week 2021 – Improving Outcomes for Regional, Remote and Indigenous Communities

Results from a recently published study involving stroke patients from Wagga Wagga Hospital highlight the importance of the focus that the Australian Stroke Alliance is placing on regional, remote and…

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