Stroke and TIA

May 15, 1999 Issue
Stroke: Part II. Management of Acute Ischemic Stroke [Article]

Optimal treatment of the patient who has sustained an acute ischemic stroke requires rapid assessment and early intervention. The leisurely approach to acute stroke management sometimes taken in the past should be replaced by an approach that treats stroke as a true medical emergency. Thrombolysis w...

May 1, 1999 Issue
Stroke: Part I. A Clinical Update on Prevention [Article]

Clinical trials conducted during the past five years have yielded important results that have allowed us to refine our approach to stroke prevention. Treatment of isolated systolic hypertension prevents stroke and is generally well tolerated. New antiplatelet agents (clopidogrel and the combination ...

Jan 1, 1998 Issue
Practical Considerations in the Early Treatment of Ischemic Stroke [Article]

Successful treatment of patients with ischemic stroke depends on the ability to treat within three hours of onset, because tissue plasminogen activator has not yet been proved effective beyond this time frame. The two major causes of delay in treatment are failure, on the part of the patient or fami...

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