FP Essentials™

Stroke

Edition #420 | May 2014

Cover: FP Essentials #415 Upper Respiratory Conditions

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  • Discuss the increased risk of future stroke associated with transient ischemic attack.
  • Summarize the value of urgent evaluation and treatment of all patients who have a transient ischemic attack.
  • Describe the clinical improvement associated with rapid thrombolytic therapy for an acute ischemic stroke.
  •  Distinguish the blood pressure targets for patients experiencing acute ischemic stroke who have received thrombolytic therapy from targets for patients experiencing acute ischemic stroke who have not received thrombolytic therapy.
  • Describe a hospital stroke unit and the patient improvements associated with admission to a stroke unit after an acute ischemic stroke.
  • Determine which patients need to receive antiplatelet therapy and discuss when therapy should be started after an acute ischemic stroke.
  • Describe which patients benefit from anticoagulation with warfarin after an acute ischemic stroke.
  • Summarize interventions that are effective as secondary prevention of acute ischemic stroke.

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