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Stroke management in the early phase

  • P. D. Schellinger
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Abstract

Stroke is the third most common cause of death in the industrialised countries, after myocardial infarction and cancer, and the single most common reason for permanent disability [1]. Up to 85% of all strokes are of ischaemic origin, and mostly due to blockage of a cerebral artery by a blood clot [2]. Emergency brain resuscitation in acute cardiovascular disease (CVD) and the initial clinical and neurological evaluation in general take place in the emergency room setting. The definitive discrimination between ischaemic stroke, intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) and subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) is made by neuroradiological examination. Once ICH has been ruled out, the aetiology of ischaemic stroke can be determined by several ancillary tests, which are described in detail elsewhere [3].

Keywords

Middle Cerebral Artery Acute Stroke Acute Ischemic Stroke Thrombolytic Therapy Stroke Management 
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