Carotid and Vertebral Dissections

June 15, 2022
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Carotid and vertebral dissections account for roughly 2% of ischemic strokes; however, when considering patients younger than 45 years, dissections are the etiology of up to 20% of all ischemic strokes. It is critical for any clinician caring for stroke patients to understand the diagnosis and management of carotid and vertebral dissection.

After the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the mechanism of stroke due to carotid and vertebral dissection
  • Describe the diagnosis and management of carotid and vertebral dissections in the acute care setting
  • Discuss the approach to post-acute management of dissections

About the Presenter

Dr. Jeffrey Wagner is a board-certified neurologist. After completing his fellowship in Neurophysiology at the University of Utah, he joined Blue Sky Neurology in 2009. Dr Wagner has taken many leadership positions within both Blue Sky Neurology, Blue Sky Telehealth, and as stroke medical director for several hospitals in the Denver area. He is currently serving as Director of the Neurology Residency Program and as Associate Medical Director of BST. His areas of interest in neurology include telemedicine, stroke systems of care, and vascular neurology.

CME Information:

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.

  • Release Date: 6/16/22
  • Expiration Date: 6/16/23
  • Estimated time to complete this activity is 1 hour.