What is the focus of emergent treatment decisions for ischemic stroke?

Updated: May 27, 2020
  • Author: Edward C Jauch, MD, MS, FAHA, FACEP; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Critical treatment decisions focus on the following:

  • The need for airway management

  • Optimal blood pressure control

  • Identifying potential reperfusion therapies (eg, intravenous fibrinolysis with rt-PA (alteplase) or intra-arterial approaches)

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