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Vol 54, No 2 (2020)
Invited editorial
Submitted: 2020-04-30
Accepted: 2020-04-30
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Time matters greatly in acute stroke care

Michelle P. Lin
DOI: 10.5603/PJNNS.2020.0037
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Pubmed: 32352152
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Neurol Neurochir Pol 2020;54(2):104-105.

open access

Vol 54, No 2 (2020)
Invited editorial
Submitted: 2020-04-30
Accepted: 2020-04-30

Abstract

Stroke is a leading cause of morbidity worldwide. ‘Time is brain’ is a slogan that characterises contemporary stroke care. Rapid evaluation of stroke begins with community education to better recognise the signs and symptoms of stroke, an organised system of care by first responders and the emergency department, prompt evaluation by the stroke team, and the timely administration of reperfusion including intravenous thrombolysis and endovascular thrombectomy (EVT). In their new study [1], Novak et al. have shown that a shorter time from stroke onset to groin puncture is associated with better recanalisation. This underlines the crucial importance of time in stroke care.

Abstract

Stroke is a leading cause of morbidity worldwide. ‘Time is brain’ is a slogan that characterises contemporary stroke care. Rapid evaluation of stroke begins with community education to better recognise the signs and symptoms of stroke, an organised system of care by first responders and the emergency department, prompt evaluation by the stroke team, and the timely administration of reperfusion including intravenous thrombolysis and endovascular thrombectomy (EVT). In their new study [1], Novak et al. have shown that a shorter time from stroke onset to groin puncture is associated with better recanalisation. This underlines the crucial importance of time in stroke care.

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Keywords

Ischaemic stroke, thrombectomy, recanalisation

About this article
Title

Time matters greatly in acute stroke care

Journal

Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska

Issue

Vol 54, No 2 (2020)

Pages

104-105

DOI

10.5603/PJNNS.2020.0037

Pubmed

32352152

Bibliographic record

Neurol Neurochir Pol 2020;54(2):104-105.

Keywords

Ischaemic stroke
thrombectomy
recanalisation

Authors

Michelle P. Lin

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