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    Key Practice Recommendations


    Primary Prevention

    Stroke is a leading cause of long-term disability in adults and the fifth leading cause of mortality in the United States. One of the main tasks related to stroke in the family medicine setting is assessment and management of modifiable risk factors. The American Heart...

    Diagnostic Evaluation

    Ischemic stroke is an episode of neurologic dysfunction caused by focal cerebral, spinal, or retinal infarction. In patients with stroke symptoms, an urgent evaluation is advised. In the prehospital setting, early recognition of stroke signs allows appropriate triage of...

    Hospital Management

    Urgent evaluation of patients with acute ischemic stroke allows for a comprehensive assessment of management options. These include thrombolysis and thrombectomy, depending on symptom onset and severity, the presumed location of the occlusion, and patient comorbidities and...

    Long-Term Poststroke Management

    It is estimated that after stroke patients live 33% fewer remaining years compared with age- and sex-matched controls. Functional recovery after stroke depends on many factors, including age, functional status before stroke, stroke severity, and comorbidities. The purpose of...



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