Medical management of acute cerebral ischemia.

  title={Medical management of acute cerebral ischemia.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Biller},
  journal={Neurologic clinics},
  volume={10 1},
Ischemic stroke is a major cause of death and disability. Despite its high incidence, acute management remains controversial. Most current forms of therapy are designed to reduce complications of a recent stroke or prevent recurrences. Experimental data suggest that the optimal time for intervention is the hour immediately following brain ischemia.