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.
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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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