While suffering a stroke
event was once accompanied by incredibly grim prognosis, endless hours of research and clinical work have resulted in drastic improvements in post-stroke care, as well as primary and secondary prevention.
Though research in stroke care headlines both neurology and cardiology conferences throughout the year, the ASA International Stroke Conference (ISC) 2020 offered perhaps the most comprehensive view possible of advances in stroke in recent decades.
With research topics ranging from the impact of shingles vaccine
to benefits of intensive LDL-C lowering
to secondary analyses of major trials
, the conference showcased years of research from the leaders in stroke research and care from throughout the world.
One of those leaders was Ralph Sacco, MD, chairman of the Department of Neurology and Olemberg Family Chair in Neurological Disorders Miller Professor of Neurology at the University of Miami, who was announced as the next Editor-in-Chief of Stroke
at the meeting.
editorial team caught up with Sacco via phone after ISC 2020 to discuss his biggest takeaways from the conference and what he is most excited about when looking ahead to the next decade of stroke care.