Emergent Combined Intracranial Thrombolysis and Carotid Stenting in the Hyperacute Management of Stroke Patients with Severe Cervical Carotid Stenosis

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Emergent Combined Intracranial Thrombolysis and Carotid Stenting in the Hyperacute Management of Stroke Patients with Severe Cervical Carotid Stenosis
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The timely re-establishment of intracranial perfusion, the effective prevention of early recurrent strokes, and the limitation of the incidence of reperfusion injury are the major factors that are key to successful treatment of …
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Stroke Prevalence and Risk May Be Higher in Patients With Asymptomatic Atrial Fibrillation
It is estimated to occur in 1% to 2% of the general population and is also the primary cause of stroke in patients aged 75 years and older. 1,2 However, data from recent studies indicate that not only does asymptomatic AF(also known as occult or …
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Physiotherapy in the management of stroke
After performing a thorough physical examination and observing the CT scan and MRI of the brain the physiotherapist told the patient that he had a stroke (left … and evidence based management of this condition is physiotherapy along with medical treatment.
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Managing Hypertension in Patients With Stroke
Critical care nurses need expertise in managing hypertension in patients who have had an acute ischemic stroke. Stroke protocols include administration of alteplase (rtPA) and provide guidelines for management of hypertension; IV labetalol is often …
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