What are the goals for the emergent management of ischemic stroke?

Updated: May 27, 2020
  • Author: Edward C Jauch, MD, MS, FAHA, FACEP; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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The goal for the emergent management of stroke is to complete the following within 60 minutes or less of patient arrival: [1]

  • Assess airway, breathing, and circulation (ABCs) and stabilize the patient as necessary

  • Complete the initial evaluation and assessment, including imaging and laboratory studies

  • Initiate reperfusion therapy, if appropriate

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