Imaging and treatment of patients with acute stroke: An evidence-based review

Pina C. Sanelli, J. B. Sykes, A. L. Ford, J. M. Lee, K. D. Vo, D. K. Hallam

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Abstract

Evidence-based medicine has emerged as a valuable tool to guide clinical decision-making, by summarizing the best possible evidence for both diagnostic and treatment strategies. Imaging plays a critical role in the evaluation and treatment of patients with acute ischemic stroke, especially those who are being considered for thrombolytic or endovascular therapy. Time from stroke-symptom onset to treatment is a strong predictor of long-term functional outcome after stroke. Therefore, imaging and treatment decisions must occur rapidly in this setting, while minimizing unnecessary delays in treatment. The aim of this review was to summarize the best available evidence for the diagnostic and therapeutic management of patients with acute ischemic stroke.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1045-1051
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Volume35
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2014

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