Stroke and Encephalopathies
Marin Health interviews Dr. Cokgor about Strokes.
BRILINTA VERSUS PLAVIX
(Ticagrelor versus clopidogrel)
ILKCAN COKGOR, MD
MARIN HEALTH STROKE PROGRAM
TICAGRELOR AND ASPIRIN OR ASPIRIN ALONE IN ACUTE ISCHEMIC STROKE OR TIA
The attached PowerPoint is from Dr. Cokgor. She did a wonderful presentation on “Cryptogenic Stroke” last Wednesday.
Cryptogenic Stroke definition is basically - An ischemic stroke occurring without being able to discover the cause/source. Crypto (hidden or secret) Genic (producing or forming) Meaning that what produced the stroke is unknown.
Dr. Cokgor has several points that she wants to stress to us as nurses caring for the Cryptogenic Stroke Patient - Remember we do not know the cause for the stroke so……
Resources from MarinHealth regarding Strokes
- The MarinHealth Stroke Care Program's Page:
- The Warning Signs of a stroke:
- When it comes to identifying a stroke, B.E.F.A.S.T: