Management of Ischemic Stroke : Current Concepts and Treatment Options

Hospital Physician September 2006 13 Stroke is the third leading cause of death after cancer and heart disease in the United States, with approximately 160,000 stroke deaths occurring each year.1 Of the approximately 750,000 strokes that occur annually, over 80% are ischemic. Recurrent stroke remains the leading cause of serious long-term disability.1,2 The… (More)