What is it about?

The management of ischaemic stroke on the intensive care unit to prevent secondary brain injury. Strategies include reperfusion, ensuring neuro protective parameters and advanced organ support.

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Why is it important?

Whilst immediate endovascular intervention and thrombolysis are management techniques backed by high level evidence, critical care management is less well defined.


This article provides an up to date review of acute ischaemic stroke management on the intensive care unit.

Randeep Mullhi
Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

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This page is a summary of: Critical care management of the patient with an acute ischaemic stroke, British Journal of Hospital Medicine, January 2021, Mark Allen Group,
DOI: 10.12968/hmed.2020.0123.
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