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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Pharmacist's Role

Every 4 minutes in the United States, someone dies of a stroke; 87% of these strokes are ischemic in nature.[23] Therefore, keeping abreast of current management guidelines for patients with AIS is paramount for pharmacists to provide optimal care to this growing patient population. Pharmacists can provide a unique perspective and role to the multidisciplinary team in caring for these patients by focusing on proper pharmacotherapeutic regimens.