Brain attack. Introduction

Neurosurg Clin N Am. 1997 Apr;8(2):135-44.


In today's medical community, the term "brain attack" is used in two ways. It is used as a synonym for stroke, and also as a reference to an educational and logistic campaign aimed at earlier recognition and treatment of stroke. This article presents an introduction to both uses of the phrase "brain attack," and focuses on the need for a brain attack campaign.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Brain Ischemia / prevention & control
  • Brain Ischemia / therapy
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage / prevention & control
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage / therapy
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders / prevention & control*
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders / therapy*
  • Critical Care / methods*
  • Health Education
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / prevention & control
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / therapy
  • Thrombolytic Therapy