Deterioration of Acute Stroke

  • K. Asplund


There is no agreement on the terminology or definitions to characterize a stroke patient who deteriorates soon after the onset of symptoms. The terms progressing (or progressive) stroke, stroke-in-progression, evolving stroke, stroke-in-evolution, and deteriorating stroke have all been used. Deteriorating stroke is often used to encompass not only cerebral but also systemic causes of deterioration [13]. It is attractive to use this term because it describes the phenomenon without giving commitments as to the cause, and it challenges us to seek for underlying mechanisms, including systemic ones, without predetermined minds. “Deteriorating stroke” is therefore used in the present article.


Ischemic Stroke Stroke Patient Neuronal Death Acute Stroke Hemorrhagic Transformation 
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  • K. Asplund
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  1. 1.Department of MedicineUniversity HospitalUmeåSweden

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