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Advances in Stroke Care Showcased at Albany Med Conference

ALBANY, N.Y., April 27, 2012óNeurologists, neurosurgeons, rehabilitation specialists and stroke care nurses will be among the medical professionals presenting the latest research and innovative treatment approaches to treat strokes at Albany Medical Center’s 2012 Acute Ischemic Stroke Conference Saturday, April 28 at Hudson Valley Community College.

The conference runs from 7:30 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. and is targeted to physicians, surgeons, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and nurses, and other health care professionals.

An acute ischemic stroke is the most common type of stroke and is caused by blood clots that decrease blood flow to the brain. If care is sought immediately, numerous treatments are available to reverse or minimize brain damage, including drug therapy (anti-clotting agents) and minimally invasive surgery to open up arteries and veins.

Topics presented at the conference will include new rehabilitation techniques to improve speech in stroke patients, intensive care management of strokes, advanced nursing care, and the preventive role opening blocked carotid arteries in the neck. Participants will also explore developing regional systems of care for acute stroke treatment in upstate New York. Albany Med currently provides consultation and works closely with other hospitals throughout the region to facilitate rapid transfer of patients to Albany Med for expert evaluation and treatment of stroke.

Albany Med is certified as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission and is designated a Stroke Center by the New York State Department of Health.

More information and registration information can be found on Albany Med’s website.

Albany Medical Center, northeastern New York’s only academic health sciences center, is one of the largest private employers in the Capital Region. It incorporates the 651-bed Albany Medical Center Hospital, which offers the widest range of medical and surgical services in the region, and the Albany Medical College, which trains the next generation of doctors, scientists and other healthcare professionals,  and which also includes a biomedical research enterprise and the region’s largest physicians practice with 325 doctors. Albany Medical Center works with dozens of community partners to improve the region’s health and quality of life. For more information: www.amc.edu or www.facebook.com/albanymedicalcenter.

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Beth Engeler
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  engeleb@mail.amc.edu



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