Management of Acute Ischemic Stroke: A Review of Pertinent Guideline Updates

Carley E. DeVee, PharmD, BCPS; Ryan J. Sangiovanni, PharmD


US Pharmacist. 2019;44(2):HS2-HS5. 

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Blood Glucose

Similar to blood pressure, when it comes to blood glucose, a U-shaped curve can be observed indicating negative clinical outcomes associated with both hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia.[21] Hyperglycemia frequently presents concomitantly with AIS and is associated with increased healthcare expenditures, worsening morbidity and mortality, and a negative effect on brain recovery.[22] Normoglycemia is preferred, and the goal blood glucose level for an AIS patient is between 140 and 180 mg/dL. Blood glucose levels less than 60 mg/dL should be avoided and immediately treated to prevent hypoglycemia.[2]