Improving the outcome of acute stroke management

Hosp Med. 1999 Jan;60(1):44-9. doi: 10.12968/hosp.1999.60.1.1025.


Recent research into stroke mechanisms suggests that it may be possible to reduce mortality and improve functional outcome in stroke patients, provided clinicians act quickly and appropriately. In this article, standards for optimal stroke management with new therapeutic strategies aiming to restore cerebral blood flow and to protect brain neurons will be discussed.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Anticoagulants / therapeutic use
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders / drug therapy*
  • Humans
  • Nervous System Diseases / prevention & control
  • Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors / therapeutic use
  • Prognosis
  • Thrombolytic Therapy / methods


  • Anticoagulants
  • Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors