FSR at the Front Lines: New Episode!

We hope you will enjoy our latest episode of FSR at the Front Lines, featuring Dr. David Z. Rose and Dr. Negar Asdaghi, who discuss recent reports of stroke among younger adults who tested positive for COVID-19. You can see this video, and the rest of the series, here on our website.

The article cited in the video is: Oxley, T. J., et al. (2020). Large-Vessel Stroke as a Presenting Feature of Covid-19 in the Young. New England Journal of Medicine 382(20): e60.

COVID-19 and stroke: Resource round-up #3!

In the interest of compiling recent articles, news items and other updates related to COVID-19 and stroke, we wanted to share our third resource round-up. We hope the below resources will be useful to you! Please send suggestions to flstrokeregistry@miami.edu. 

Saturday, May 16! Broward Heart Ball ** VIRTUAL EVENT **

BROWARD HEART BALL ** VIRTUAL EVENT **

Saturday, May 16, 2020  |  7:30pm – 8:30pm

Click here for more information and to register!

Thurs, May 7th: AHA webinar on AFib and COVID-19

Please join the upcoming webinar sponsored by the American Heart Association, entitled AFib COVID-19: Sharing Current Practices with Regional Colleagues.

The webinar takes place Thursday, May 7, 2020 11:00 am Central Daylight Time (12pm Eastern). Register here

COVID-19 and stroke: Resource round-up #2!

A second round of COVID-19 and stroke care updates! We hope these will be helpful resources to refer during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

Tell Us How You’re Connecting With Your Community!

We are excited to announce a new initiative focused on highlighting the many ways FSR members give back to their communities. This is an unprecedented time and we at the FSR want to shine a light on the positive contributions you and your colleagues make to the world.  

Do you volunteer for a cause you care about? Have a coworker who goes above and beyond for their community? Tell us about it!

To kick things off, we are recognizing our FSR team member Sarah Roberts, who is currently volunteering with the organization Medical Supply Drive

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COVID-19 and stroke: Resource round-up!

As healthcare systems and communities contend with the COVID-19 pandemic, timely and safe provision of stroke care remains a priority for the Florida Stroke Registry and our partners. To help keep our colleagues and stakeholders up-to-date on the latest resources related to the intersection of stroke care and COVID-19, we are pleased to share the following: 

AHA to community: Don’t delay stroke care!

The American Heart Association (AHA) wants patients to know that even though many cities have ordered residents to avoid leaving their homes in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19, people experiencing symptoms of stroke (e.g. facial drooping, arm weakness, slurred speech) should NOT delay calling 911 and seeking treatment. Waiting for symptoms to get worse can cause the stroke to become even more dangerous. 

Bottom line: EMS and hospital staff need patients to call 911 as soon as potential stroke symptoms appear. Don’t wait!