Acute Ischemic Stroke Management: Medical Management

Seminars in Neurology, 01/11/2011

This review emphasizes the fundamentals of urgent stroke evaluation and evidence–based acute ischemic stroke therapies. Results from randomized clinical trials of intravenous thrombolysis, glucose management, and blood pressure management in acute ischemic stroke patients will be highlighted. External ultrasound as an adjunct to intravenous thrombolysis and treatment of those patients that wake up with stroke symptoms will also be discussed.

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