Semin intervent Radiol 2020; 37(02): 109-118
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1709152
Review Article
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Acute Ischemic Stroke: Acute Management and Selection for Endovascular Therapy

Sabeen Dhand
1  Department of Radiology, Lambert Radiology Medical Group at PIH Health, Whittier, California
,
Paul O'Connor
1  Department of Radiology, Lambert Radiology Medical Group at PIH Health, Whittier, California
,
Charles Hughes
2  Department of Neuroscience, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
,
Shao-Pow Lin
1  Department of Radiology, Lambert Radiology Medical Group at PIH Health, Whittier, California
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Publication Date:
14 May 2020 (online)

Abstract

Stroke is a medical emergency and expeditious treatment is critical to reducing permanent disability or death. Acute management of patients suffering from acute ischemic stroke (AIS) requires early recognition of symptoms, rapid assessment and stabilization (hyperacute workup), and appropriate selection of patients for reperfusion with intravenous alteplase and/or mechanical thrombectomy. Established stroke protocols which involve both prehospital emergency medical services and in-hospital multidisciplinary stroke teams have been shown to be crucial to reducing the long term, devastating effects of stroke.