The research interests of Maria I. Aguilar, M.D., include intracerebral hemorrhage, cardioembolic stroke, atrial fibrillation and stroke, antithrombotic therapy for stroke prevention, kidney disease and stroke, stroke in women, stroke in minorities, stroke education and simulation, and quality in clinical practice.
- Kidney disease and stroke, specifically whether renal biomarkers (glomerular filtration rate, albuminuria and cystatin C) are predictors of stroke recurrence or markers of stroke severity and stroke subtype
- Meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials to evaluate different antithrombotic agents in stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation
- Use of simulation in stroke education for neurology residents at Mayo Clinic in Arizona
Significance to patient care
The identification of the relationship between renal biomarkers and risk of future stroke will allow additional interventions for stroke prevention. Enhanced education for current trainees will improve the quality of future professionals.
- Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Central Nervous System Disease, 2010-present
- Member, Executive Committee, POINT Trial, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, 2011-present
- Chair, Event Adjudication Committee, SPS3 Trial, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, 2008-2012