Muhammad Umar Farooq, Christopher Goshgarian, Bradley Haveman Gould, Amy Groenhout, Philip B. Gorelick

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Stroke is a major cause of disability and mortality worldwide. Ischemic strokes make up the majority of strokes and are subdivided into large artery, small vessel, cardioembolic, nonatherosclerotic and cryptogenic strokes. Almost 90% of these strokes are attributed to hypertension, diabetes, obesity, smoking, poor diet, lack of exercise, stress, atrial fibrillation and cardiac diseases. With proper primary and secondary preventive strategies, we can reduce stroke risk up to - 80%. Advanced neuroimaging has revolutionized stroke care in the last decade and after proper selection, stroke patients now can be treated with various therapeutic modalities up to 24 h. It is essential to organize stroke care with stroke teams, stroke units, written protocols and order sets, and establish stroke research for better patient outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Biomedical Gerontology
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9780128160763
ISBN (Print)9780128160756
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019


  • Acute ischemic stroke
  • Brain imaging
  • Diffusion perfusion mismatch
  • Mechanical thrombectomy
  • Primary stroke prevention
  • Secondary stroke prevention
  • Stroke systems of care
  • Stroke team
  • Stroke units
  • Thrombolytic therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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