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Next Generation Neurology
December 2015

Acute Ischemic Stroke Therapy: The Way Forward

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 2Neurological Institute, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Department of Neurology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
  • 3Department of Neurology, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany
JAMA Neurol. 2015;72(12):1405-1406. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2015.2872

Progress in acute stroke management during the past decade involved: (1) the organization of stroke services and fast referral to suitable stroke centers, (2) medical prevention treatment of patients with ischemic stroke during and after hospitalization including hypertension and blood glucose control, statins, carotid interventions, and novel antithrombotic use, and (3) thrombolysis and thrombectomy for patients with acute brain ischemia. In this Viewpoint, we discuss only the latter; it is the most en courant topic that demands future complex integrated organization of services.

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