The Advanced Reperfusion Era: Implications for Emergency Systems of Ischemic Stroke Care.
Miller JB, Merck LH, Wira CR, Meurer WJ, Schrock JW, Nomura JT, Siket MS, Madsen TE, Wright DW, Panagos PD, and Lewandowski C. The advanced reperfusion era: Implications for emergency systems of ischemic stroke care. Ann Emerg Med 2016.
Annals of emergency medicine
Large vessel ischemic stroke is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality throughout the world. Recent advances in endovascular stroke treatment are changing the treatment paradigm for these patients. This concepts article summarizes the time-dependent nature of stroke care and evaluates the recent advancements in endovascular treatment. These advancements have significant implications for out-of-hospital, hospital, and regional systems of stroke care. Emergency medicine clinicians have a central role in implementing these systems that will ensure timely treatment of patients and selection of those who may benefit from endovascular care.
Medical Subject Headings
Blood Vessel Prosthesis; Emergency Service, Hospital; Endovascular Procedures; Fibrinolytic Agents; Humans; Stents; Stroke; Thrombolytic Therapy