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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.

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).    

How to save $1 trillion

February 1, 2022 | News

The World Stroke Organisation has calculated the global cost of stroke, based on latest trajectories of stroke incidence and prevalence.

Bill and Denny are “on a stroke journey”

January 25, 2022 | News

Bill Vernon’s experience of stroke demonstrates why we are determined to reach and treat rural and remote patients fast.

Dr Anna Howell at work

Opinion: Stroke physician calls for greater urgency for remote patients

December 6, 2021 | News

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.

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

October 27, 2021 | News

Members of the Australian Stroke Alliance have been awarded a $5 million National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Synergy Grant.