Florida Stroke Registry at the Front Lines is a series of brief video chats between FSR partners who are responding to and affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope these conversations will be both informative and inspiring, and we are honored to highlight the work of the many amazing healthcare professionals who belong to the FSR. Thank you for all you do!

Episode 7: June 26, 2020 

In our 7th episode of the series, we are joined again by Dr. David Z. Rose, Associate Professor of Vascular Neurology at the University of South Florida College of Medicine, and Dr.  Negar Asdaghi, Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. In this conversation, Drs. Rose and Asdaghi discuss recent reports of stroke among younger adults who tested positive for COVID-19.

Episode 6: June 05, 2020 

Welcome to our sixth episode, where we are joined by Dr. David Z. Rose, Associate Professor of Vascular Neurology at the University of South Florida College of Medicine, and Dr.  Negar Asdaghi, Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Drs. Rose and Asdaghi take the opportunity to remind patients and the public that: 1. stroke services are essential and available, 2. stroke is still a medical emergency, and 3. stroke symptoms mean it’s time to get to the hospital because Time is Brain! They also offer an important reminder to our colleagues on the front lines to look out for atypical presentations and varied etiologies of COVID-19-associated stroke.

Episode 5: May 22, 2020 

Our fifth episode of FSR at the Front Lines features our University of Miami Department of Neurology colleagues Dr. Jose Romano, Professor and Chief of the Stroke Division, and Dr. Erika Marulanda-Londono, Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology. Their conversation focuses on important considerations for safe and smooth transitions of stroke care during COVID-19, and includes strategies to help family members and patients during the hospital discharge process.

Episode 4: May 15, 2020 

Welcome to our fourth installment of the FSR at the Front Lines series! In this episode we are joined by Dr. Tatjana Rundek, University of Miami Professor of Neurology and Evelyn F. McKnight Chair for Learning and Memory in Aging, and Dr. Hannah Gardener, Epidemiologist and Associate Scientist with the UM Department of Neurology. We hope you will enjoy this informative conversation about the epidemiology of COVID-19 and the intersection of stroke, COVID-19 and health disparities.

Episode 3: May 1, 2020 

Our third episode features Dr. Ralph Sacco, Program Director for the Florida Stroke Registry and Dianne Foster, VP of the AHA Quality Improvement Initiative for the Southeast Region. In their conversation they discuss the new AHA COVID-19 Registry and COVID-19 data measures to be included in the GWTG-S modules. Join to us to find out when the initiative will roll out; to learn the difference between the tools; and to understand the value for FSR hospitals.

Episode 2: April 24, 2020 

Join Dr. Brijesh Mehta and Dr. Randy Katz as they discuss ER workflow strategies for stroke patients during the era of COVID-19.

Episode 1: April 17, 2020 

Our first episode features a conversation between neurologist Dr. Victor Del Brutto and Stroke Coordinator Selina Ancheta regarding the implementation of protected code stroke protocol during the COVID-19 pandemic.