Which actions improve the chances for acute intervention in patients with 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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Recognition that a stroke may have occurred, activation of 911, and rapid transport to the appropriate receiving facility are necessary to provide stroke patients with the best chance for acute interventions. Of patients with signs or symptoms of stroke, 29–65% utilize some facet of the emergency medical services (EMS) system. [75, 76]


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