What referrals are indicated following the 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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Referral to a physician with a special interest in stroke is ideal. Stroke care units with specially trained personnel exist and are said to show improved outcomes Comorbid medical problems need to be addressed. Assessments of swallow function prior to the reinstitution of oral feeding is recommended. [1] Patients should receive deep venous thrombosis prophylaxis, although the timing of institution of this therapy is unknown.


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