Management of acute ischemic stroke Journal Article

Authors: Vidal, S. M.; Chaudhry, F. S.; Schneck, M
Article Title: Management of acute ischemic stroke
Abstract: Stroke is one of the most common causes of morbidity and mortality in hospitalized patients in the United States. A proper understanding of stroke mechanisms helps to guide specific case management. The only therapy approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the management of acute ischemic stroke is initiation of intravenous recombinant tissue plasminogen activator within 3 hours of symptom onset. Other treatment options include intra-arterial recombinant tissue plasminogen activator, mechanical thrombectomy, clot retrieval, or a combination of these approaches. In this article, we provide an evidence-based review of the diagnostic approach for acute ischemic stroke, including recognizing common stroke mimics. We detail the initial medical management of acute stroke and the medical and surgical therapeutic interventions for patients who have sustained acute ischemic stroke.
Journal Title: Hospital practice (1995)
Volume: 41
Issue: 2
ISSN: 2154-8331; 2154-8331
Publisher: Unknown  
Journal Place: United States
Date Published: 2013
Start Page: 108
End Page: 122
Language: eng
Notes: ID: 12871; JID: 101268948; ppublish