Acute ischemic stroke is a neurological emergency that can be treated with time-sensitive interventions, including both intravenous thrombolysis and endovascular approaches to thrombus removal. Extensive study has demonstrated that rapid, protocolized, assessment and treatment is essential to improving neurological outcome. For this reason, acute ischemic stroke was chosen as an emergency neurological life support protocol. The protocol focuses on the first hour of medical care following the acute onset of a neurological deficit.
- Emergency neurologic life support
- Ishcemic stroke
- Neurocritical care
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology
- Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine