The 5 Ps of acute ischemic stroke treatment: parenchyma, pipes, perfusion, penumbra, and prevention of complications.

Stroke is a treatable disease. Despite the therapeutic nihilism of the past, the advent of thrombolysis has changed the way stroke is approached. Acute ischemic stroke is a challenging and heterogeneous disease. Treatment needs to be based on an understanding of the underlying pathophysiology of ischemia. Interventions are designed to improve neuronal… CONTINUE READING