Which factors contribute to delays in seeking care 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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Multiple factors contribute to delays in seeking care for symptoms of stroke. Many strokes occur while patients are sleeping and are not discovered until the patient wakes (this phenomenon is also known as "wake-up" stroke). Stroke can leave some patients too incapacitated to call for help. Occasionally, a stroke goes unrecognized by patients or their caregivers. [4, 57]


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