Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke.

  title={Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke.},
  author={Matthew S. Siket},
  journal={Emergency medicine clinics of North America},
  volume={34 4},
Although stroke declined from the third to fifth most common cause of death in the United States, the annual incidence and overall prevalence continue to increase. Since the available US Food and Drug Administration-approved treatment options are time dependent, improving early stroke care may have more of a public health impact than any other phase of care. Timely and efficient stroke treatment should be a priority for emergency department and prehospital providers. This article discusses… CONTINUE READING