When is IV access and cardiac monitoring indicated in acute management of stroke?

Updated: Sep 08, 2017
  • Author: Edward C Jauch, MD, MS, FAHA, FACEP; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Patients with acute stroke require IV access and cardiac monitoring in the emergency department (ED). Patients with acute stroke are at risk for cardiac arrhythmias. In addition, atrial fibrillation may be associated with acute stroke as either the cause (embolic disease) or as a complication.


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