Acute Ischemic Stroke Treatment in 2007

L. B. Goldstein
2007 Circulation  
A variety of interventions have proven effective in reducing the risk of a first stroke. 1 Nevertheless, each year, more than 700 000 Americans have strokes and more than 150 000 die, making stroke the country's third-leading cause of death. 2 More than 25% of stroke survivors older than age 65 years are disabled 6 months later. 2 On the basis of the results of prospective randomized clinical trials and other studies performed over the past decade, the general approach to the management of
more » ... management of acute stroke has evolved from nihilism to active intervention.
doi:10.1161/circulationaha.106.670885 pmid:17893286 fatcat:g63wctr4fbabrlc2y5e5edchtu