Emergency Care of Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke
Stroke is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality and a major cause of long-term disability. Management of acute ischemic stroke in the first hours is critical to patient outcomes. This review provides an overview of acute ischemic stroke management, with a focus on the golden hour. Additional topics discussed include prehospital considerations and initial evaluation of the patient with history, examination, and imaging as well as treatment options, including thrombolysis and endovascular therapy.