What are neuroprotective strategies in the treatment of 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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In addition to limiting the duration of ischemia, an alternative strategy is to limit the severity of ischemic injury (ie, neuronal protection). Neuroprotective strategies are intended to preserve the penumbral tissues and to extend the time window for revascularization techniques. At the present time, however, no neuroprotective agents have been shown to impact clinical outcomes in ischemic stroke.


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