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.

National Stroke Week 2022

August 8, 2022 | News

In honour of National Stroke Week, we would like to introduce you to four health professionals dedicated to treating stroke….FAST…on Melbourne’s mobile stroke unit (MSU).

The Lancet: Urgent stroke guidelines changing

July 15, 2022 | News

Results from an Australian-led international clinical trial, published in The Lancet, address intense debate around the best urgent stroke treatment.

A faster and more mobile way to manage stroke: Prof Mark Parsons joins Radio National’s Health Report

May 25, 2022 | News

Listen to Professor Mark Parsons chat with Tegan Taylor on Radio National's Health Report, discussing the power of the Melbourne Mobile Stroke Unit as it accelerates critical care for stroke.


Forecasting for a clearer view

May 4, 2022 | News

Delivering improved stroke care across Australia is a complicated and intricate task. It requires humans to make complex decisions quickly, supported by modelling that has already predicted best practice. Enter one of our chief...

Clot-busting drug trial improves patient care on mobile stroke unit

May 4, 2022 | News

Australian researchers are the first in the world to demonstrate a clot-busting drug tenecteplase, typically used for acute myocardial infarction, can significantly speed up the dissolving of a clot causing a stroke – in a mobile stroke...

Darak spreads its branches

May 4, 2022 | News

Australian Stroke Alliance collaborators will soon be offered access to a range of tailor-made webinars and workshops to help us conduct research alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and academics. Addressing the...

stroke retrieval

How is stroke retrieval changing?

April 19, 2022 | News

Flight nurs­es’ abil­i­ty to improve stroke out­comes for rur­al and remote patients will soon improve, thanks to the Aus­tralian Stroke Alliance’s trans­for­ma­tion­al pre­hos­pi­tal retrieval program.

Australian Stroke Alliance eyes next phase of growth with appointment of interim CEO

March 1, 2022 | News

The Australian Stroke Alliance, a five-year research program committed to a national and equitable approach to urgent stroke treatment, today announced the appointment of Dr Henry De Aizpurua as Interim…

Latest global stroke facts

February 16, 2022 | News

Over 30 years, the global stroke burden has increased dramatically, with the bulk of the burden falling on lower and lower-middle-income countries.

Large data analysis highlights benefits of mobile stroke units: JAMA Neurology

February 8, 2022 | News

A new systematic review and meta-analysis, published today in JAMA Neurology, provides strong evidence for the benefits of mobile stroke units (MSUs).