Acute Ischemic Stroke

  • Ponniah Vanamoorthy
  • Prasanna Udupi Bidkar


Stroke is a clinical diagnosis. Once recognized an emergent brain imaging usually a non-contrast CT is warranted without any delay to initiate time sensitive treatments. Revascularization therapies like intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) and endovascular treatment (EVT) have revolutionized the treatment of acute ischemic stroke. Even in centers where these treatment facilities are available most patients are referred late and thus they are ineligible for these time sensitive treatments or the outcomes are poor when there is delay in initiation of these treatments. “Time is Brain,” a protocol based approach to management of stroke once identified starting from prehospital care reduce the time delay in initiation of treatment. Creating hospital stroke team and CODE stroke will improve the outcome of the patients with acute ischemic stroke.


Stroke Acute ischemic stroke Intravenous thrombolysis Endovascular therapy Tele stroke CT perfusion 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ponniah Vanamoorthy
    • 1
  • Prasanna Udupi Bidkar
    • 2
  1. 1.MGM Health CareChennaiIndia
  2. 2.Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and ResearchPondicherryIndia

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