StrokeSciences is a personal project I started in 2015 in order to further educate myself and share my clinical observations with others. Throughout years, I have had the privilege to be involved in the care of hundreds of stroke patients, and have had the opportunity to listen to their stories, talk to their family members and caregivers, and answer their questions. In an era where the standard of care dictates paradigms such as integrated stroke units and team-based approaches to treating and managing stroke I have also had the privilege to work alongside brilliant mentors and colleagues from different walks of life and specialties, which in turn has given me enough reason to embark on this project.
The name “StrokeSciences” was chosen because almost always, stroke, like many other pathophysiological processes, presents with other comorbidities. Whether ischemic or hemorrhagic, stroke cases seem to evolve and progress due to multiple mechanisms which signal the involvement of some or all 11 systems of the human body. If you ever walk around medicine wards or stroke units it would not be an unfamiliar scene to see multiple specialties such as internal medicine, neurology, cardiology, nephrology, interventional radiology, neurosurgery, orthopaedics , urology, oncology, psychiatry, physiatry and many more to be actively involved in the care of this patient population. As the great Canadian physician Sir William Osler once said: “In seeking the absolute truth we aim at the unattainable and must be content with broken portions” , although wishful, but perhaps StrokeSciences could attempt to put the pieces together.
At last, It goes without saying that I am indebted to all the amazing stroke patients I have crossed paths with, and I am morally obliged to learn more and give back, in order to at least add a drop to this vast ocean of knowledge, and research in post-stroke management and treatment. StrokeSciences does not sell anything and the materials on this website is solely for educational purposes consisting of current research, observations, and sometimes personal opinion.