This week: Cardiovascular risk and testosterone supplementation, reducing time to treatment in acute ischemic stroke.
Fahad and Amol want you to:
1. Recognize that observational evidence suggests that testosterone supplementation is significantly associated with cardiovascular events and mortality.
2. Understand that a national quality improvement initiative was associated with reduced treatment times for stroke and improved clinical outcomes.
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Gregg C Fonarow et al. Door-to-Needle Times for Tissue Plasminogen Activator Administration and Clinical Outcomes in Acute Ischemic Stroke Before and After a Quality Improvement Initiative. JAMA. 2014;311(16):1632-1640.