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Acute Ischaemic Stroke

  • Dheeraj Khurana
  • Biplab Das
  • Rohit Bhatia
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Abstract

Stroke is a generic term for a clinical syndrome that includes focal cerebral infarction (ischaemic stroke), focal haemorrhage in the brain and subarachnoid haemorrhage [1]. Effective treatment of the patient who has sustained an acute stroke requires rapid assessment and early intervention. Acute stroke represents a true emergency for which time is crucial and, therefore, evaluation and treatment often proceed simultaneously. Advanced imaging techniques can provide information about the state of brain perfusion, metabolism and the cerebrovascular anatomy to help identify patients with viable brain tissue who may derive the greatest benefit from available therapies. Currently, several agents are available for rapid restoration of perfusion to the ischaemic brain. Development of stroke centres and systems of care have revolutionized the medical management of patients with acute stroke.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dheeraj Khurana
    • 1
  • Biplab Das
    • 1
  • Rohit Bhatia
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyPostgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER)ChandigarhIndia
  2. 2.Department of NeurologyAll India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia

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