Critical care management of acute ischemic stroke

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Although most patients with acute ischemic stroke can be managed in an inpatient stroke ward or urgent care setting, about 15% to 20% will need admission to an intensive care unit. These patients require attention to airway and respiratory status, blood pressure, glucose, temperature, cardiac function, and in some cases, management of life-threatening cerebral edema. This review will discuss general principles in the critical care management of patients with acute ischemic stroke and apply these principles to common clinical scenarios.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)68-82
Number of pages15
JournalCONTINUUM Lifelong Learning in Neurology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1 2009


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