Conquering Diseases

Comparing The Effects Of Different Levels Of Nursing Care Monitoring For Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke (Optimist)


Men and women over 18 years old who have a diagnosis of acute ischemic stroke (AIS) and have been given intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) treatment.


Participants will receive either standard monitoring or low-intensity monitoring following intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) treatment. Data related to participants medical history and hospital stay will be reviewed along with questionnaires.

What we're hoping for

We want to determine whether less-intense monitoring is at least as effective to standard monitoring, on the functional recovery of patients who have received intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) treatment for acute ischemic stroke (AIS).

Additional Information Identifier: NCT03734640

 Principal Investigator

Brian  Silver, MD

UMass Memorial Health

 Study Contact

Meaghan  Demers-Peel


UMass Chan University Campus

55 Lake Ave North 

Worcester,MA 01655