Treatment Of Acute Ischemic Stroke

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Acute ischemic stroke is a medical emergency. Identification of the time and manner of stroke onset is an important determinant in treatment. The time the patient was last without symptoms is used as the time of stroke onset. Because patients typically do not experience pain, determining the onset time can be difficult. It is also important to document risk factors and the previous functional status of the patient to assess current disability due to stroke.

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FIGURE 11-2. Acute stroke treatment algorithm. (BP, blood pressure; CEA, carotid endarterectomy; DVT, deep vein thrombosis; IA, intra-arterial; ICA, internal carotid artery; ICH, intracerebral hemorrhage; NINDS, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke; NS, normal saline; SAH, subarachnoid hemorrhage; t-PA, tissue plasminogen activator.)

FIGURE 11-2. Acute stroke treatment algorithm. (BP, blood pressure; CEA, carotid endarterectomy; DVT, deep vein thrombosis; IA, intra-arterial; ICA, internal carotid artery; ICH, intracerebral hemorrhage; NINDS, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke; NS, normal saline; SAH, subarachnoid hemorrhage; t-PA, tissue plasminogen activator.)

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