Management of acute stroke and transient ischemic stroke-an integrated, systematic approach from the emergency department to the inpatient setting to discharge.

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Management of acute stroke and transient ischemic stroke-an integrated, systematic approach from the emergency department to the inpatient setting to discharge.

Am Heart Hosp J. 2010;8(2):E91-8

Authors: Lee K

Abstract
In the past two decades, we have seen major advances in the treatment of transient ischemic attack (TIA) and acute ischemic stroke. Unfortunately, these advances have not benefited the majority of TIA and stroke patients. Reasons vary and include the failure of patients and providers to recognize the severity of early symptoms, resulting in critical delays in treatment. Other reasons include the inability of isolated emergency departments (EDs) to acquire life-saving technology or enhance provider expertise in recent medical advances. Effective treatment of TIA and stroke requires an integrated, systematic approach that begins in the ED, continues in the inpatient setting, and is maintained after discharge.

PMID: 21928187 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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