Guidelines for the management of stroke - 2007 prevention of ischemic stroke - General approach and medical treatment

Jonathan Y. Streifler, David Tanne, Bella Gross, Yair Lampl, Natan M. Bornstein

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Abstract

Stroke is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in Israel, the third most common cause of death and the main cause for neurological disability among adults. During the last decade several significant breakthroughs have occurred in the management of stroke and consequently several new guidelines and consensus statements from Europe and North America have been published. The new data necessitate a reappraisal of our approach to the management of stroke as well as to its primary prevention. The present guidelines focus on primary and secondary stroke prevention by medical means and provide detailed, updated, clinical guidelines for most specific risk factors and conditions, ways to investigate the underlying stroke mechanism and its preferred medical treatment. Invasive (surgical, stent insertion, correction of cardiac anomalies etc.) will be dealt with separately.

Original languageHebrew
Pages (from-to)373-379
Number of pages7
JournalHarefuah
Volume146
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2007

Keywords

  • Acute stroke guidelines
  • Primary prevention
  • Secondary prevention

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