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Episode 69: Low-Intensity Monitoring After Stroke Thrombolysis During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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On this month's episode, Dr. Lauren Koffman interviews Drs. Victor Urrutia and Roland Faigle on their recent article, “Low-Intensity Monitoring After Stroke Thrombolysis During the COVID-19 Pandemic.”

The NCS Podcast is the official podcast of the Neurocritical Care Society. Our senior producer is Bonnie Rossow. Our host is Fawaz Almufti, and our production staff includes Tareq Saad Almaghrabi, Andrew Bauerschmidt, Leonid Groysman, Atul Kalanuria, Lauren Koffman, Kassi Kronfeld, Holly Ledyard, Lindsay Marchetti, Alexandra Reynolds, Lucia Rivera Lara, Jon Rosenberg, Jason Siegel, Zachary Threlkeld, Teddy Youn, and Chris Zammit. Our administrative staff includes Bonnie Rossow. Music by Mohan Kottapally.


  • Victor C. Urrutia, M.D.

    Dr. Victor Urrutia serves as the medical director of the stroke service at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He focuses on the clinical aspects of cerebrovascular disease (stroke), specifically acute stroke therapy and prevention.

    Dr. Urrutia currently sees patients at the Stroke Prevention Clinic, located in the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center in Baltimore on Wednesdays, and cares for patients in The Johns Hopkins Hospitals Brain Rescue Unit.

    Dr. Victor Urrutia received his medical degree from the University of Panama School of Medicine. He completed his neurology training at MCP Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, now Drexel University College of Medicine. After his residency training, he completed fellowship training in neurocritical care and acute stroke at Drexel University College of Medicine and became a faculty member in the neurocritical care and acute stroke division. He then returned to Panama for two years where he was the first to treat patients with IV thrombolytic therapy for acute stroke.

  • Roland Faigle, M.D., Ph.D.

    Dr. Roland Faigle is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Johns Hopkins Hospital and specializes in the evaluation and treatment of patients with a wide range of cerbrovascular disorders.