Management of Acute Stroke

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Adnan Khan
Zia ud Din

Abstract

It is a syndrome of rapidly developing cliical signs of focal (or global) disturbance of cerebral fucntion. With symptoms lasting for 24 hours or more, or leading to death, with no apparent cause other than vascular origin. The definition includes sub-arachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) but excludes TIA's, subdural haematomas, and haemorrhage or infarctions caused by infections or tumours. It also excludes silent cerebral infarctions. The following proportion of causes of first stroke can be expected: Cerebral infarction 76%: intracerebral haemorrhage 10%; SAH 4%; not known 10%.

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Khan A, ud Din Z. Management of Acute Stroke. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2011 Sep. 21 [cited 2022 Jul. 7];15(2). Available from: https://www.jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/729
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