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Management of acute ischaemic stroke in the acute medical unit

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Christopher Price


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Ischaemic stroke is a major cause of death and disability which costs the NHS £2.8 billion/year. Acute stroke care is developing rapidly in line with an increasing evidence base. Intravenous thrombolysis is now recommended by NICE. For this guidance to be effectively implemented stroke must be viewed as a medical emergency by both the public and professionals. Emergency medical services must work in partnership with stroke services to establish systems and protocols which offer high quality acute stroke care. This provides challenges, both in systems design and delivery of clinical care. © 2010 Rila Publications Ltd.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Atkinson J, Barton L, Price C

Publication type: Review

Publication status: Published

Journal: Acute Medicine

Year: 2010

Volume: 9

Issue: 3

Pages: 99-103

Print publication date: 01/01/2010

ISSN (print): 1747-4884

ISSN (electronic): 1747-4892