Emergency Neurological Life Support: Acute Ischemic Stroke

Hartmut Gross, Kristin P. Guilliams, Gene Sung

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Acute ischemic stroke is a neurological emergency that can be treated with time-sensitive interventions, including intravenous thrombolysis and endovascular approaches. Extensive study has demonstrated that rapid assessment and treatment are essential for improving neurological outcome. For this reason, acute ischemic stroke was chosen as an Emergency Neurological Life Support protocol. The protocol focuses on the first hour following the onset of neurological deficit.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)94-102
Number of pages9
JournalNeurocritical Care
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015


  • ABCD score
  • Embolectomy
  • Ischemic stroke
  • Thrombectomy
  • tPA


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