José Vivancos Mora

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Stroke is a medical emergency which requires hospital care. Therapeutic and effective organizative measures, such as thrombolysis and stroke units, are available, but early attention is required, as the benefits are time dependent (therapeutic window). To achieve this objective, a high level of organization and coordination is required between the various(More)
INTRODUCTION Stroke is the main cause of admission to Neurology departments and cardioembolic stroke (CS) is one of the most common subtypes of stroke. METHODS A multicentre prospective observational study was performed in 5 Neurology departments in public hospitals in the Region of Madrid (Spain). The objective was to estimate the use of healthcare(More)
Acute ischemic stroke is a true medical emergency, as early diagnosis and treatment is the only viable way to open the so-called "therapeutic window" and prevent devastating consequences. Although neurological complications are few at onset and in the early hours, they are potential causes of death and morbidity. The main cause of death in the acute phase(More)
The vitamin K antagonists (VKA) available for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation have many drawbacks due to their difficult clinical use and high risk of bleeding. Currently, several drugs are being developed as possible substitutes for VKA that have many advantages such as the lack of monitoring requirement and scarce pharmacologic and(More)
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