Strategies for Streamlining Emergency Stroke Care Topical Collection on Critical Care

Keith G. Desousa, Diogo C. Haussen, Dileep R. Yavagal

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There has been a tremendous evolution in the stroke systems of care in the USA. Public awareness, prehospital care, and in-hospital protocols have never been so effectively connected. However, given the critical role of time to effective reperfusion in the setting of acute ischemic stroke, it is vital and timely to implement strategies to further streamline emergency stroke care. This article reviews the most current standards and guidelines related to the flow of stroke care in the prehospital and emergency settings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number497
JournalCurrent neurology and neuroscience reports
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2014



  • Acute stroke
  • Emergency medical services
  • Endovascular therapy
  • Mechanical thrombectomy
  • Telemedicine
  • Tissue plasminogen activator

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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