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Acute Stroke 

Acute Stroke
Acute Stroke

Laurel E. Moore

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date: 19 June 2021

Stroke is the leading cause of disability in the United States, and in terms of mortality is second only to ischemic heart disease worldwide. Medical management for acute ischemic stroke (AIS) was limited to supportive care until 1995, when the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) trial demonstrated improved outcomes with systemic thrombolysis for AIS. Since December 2014, four major articles have been published in support of endovascular intervention for AIS, making this a central focus of this chapter. Other related topics for this chapter include the timing of elective surgery following stroke, how to assess perioperative risk for patients having a history of remote stroke, and implications for postoperative morbidity and mortality associated with perioperative stroke in noncardiac surgery.

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