Innovations in Prehospital Stroke Management Utilizing Mobile Stroke Units.

  title={Innovations in Prehospital Stroke Management Utilizing Mobile Stroke Units.},
  author={Anne W. Alexandrov and Andrei V. Alexandrov},
  journal={CONTINUUM: Lifelong Learning in Neurology},
Using a representative case, this article discusses prehospital innovations for patients with acute large vessel occlusion ischemic stroke, including mobile stroke unit care supported by advanced field imaging. 
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