ACR Appropriateness Criteria® on cerebrovascular disease.

  title={ACR Appropriateness Criteria® on cerebrovascular disease.},
  author={Robert L. DeLaPaz and Franz J. Wippold and Rebecca S. Cornelius and S Amin-Hanjani and Edgardo J. C. Angtuaco and D F Broderick and Douglas C Brown and Jeffrey L. Creasy and Patricia C. Davis and Charles F Garvin and Brian Lim Hoh and Charles T McConnell and Laszlo L. Mechtler and D J Seidenwurm and James G. Smirniotopoulos and Paul J Tobben and Alan D. Waxman and Greg J. Zipfel},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR},
  volume={8 8},
Stroke is the sudden onset of focal neurologic symptoms due to ischemia or hemorrhage in the brain. Current FDA-approved clinical treatment of acute ischemic stroke involves the use of the intravenous thrombolytic agent recombinant tissue plasminogen activator given <3 hours after symptom onset, following the exclusion of intracerebral hemorrhage by a noncontrast CT scan. Advanced MRI, CT, and other techniques may confirm the stroke diagnosis and subtype, demonstrate lesion location, identify… CONTINUE READING
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