Official Title
EPISODE-PS-COVID: hEad Pulse for Ischemic StrOke DEtection Prehospital Study During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Brief Summary

Prehospital providers encounter patients with suspected stroke frequently. Stroke and COVID-19 are related potentially putting these healthcare workers at risk of COVID-19 infection. In addition, prehospital providers need tools to help triage large vessel stroke patients to comprehensive stroke centers.

Detailed Description

This observational prospective study will document COVID-19 status on patients seen in the
prehospital environment for suspected stroke. This will provide an estimate of how frequently
stroke occurs in stroke and also the exposure risk to providers in this setting.

Additionally, patients will have a headset placed to record their headpulse during the
encounter. These measurements will be used to further develop an analytic model used to
predict the presence of large vessel occlusion (LVO) stroke. This may help create a device
that can be used in the prehospital environment to aid in the trade decision of destination

Stroke, Acute

Device: MindRhythm Harmony

Passive recording of the head pulse
Other Name: Cranial Accelerometry

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

- suspected stroke in the prehospital setting

- patient at risk for COVID-19

Exclusion Criteria:

- scalp laceration

- Patient refusal

- Prisoner, other vulnerable population

- Prehospital provider feels that the recording may interfere with care

Eligibility Gender
Eligibility Age
Minimum: 18 Years ~ Maximum: N/A
United States

Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan, United States

James Paxton, MD, Principal Investigator
Wayne State University

MindRhythm, Inc.
NCT Number
MeSH Terms
Ischemic Stroke