Following on from our previous Roadside to Resus episode on Stroke, in this episode we look at the rapidly evolving area of stroke management.
In the last 2 decades stroke management has progressed beyond recognition and keeping up with the evidence and available therapies is a significant challenge. We cover the following treatments, looking at the risks and benefits of each, with the goal of being able to offer our patients the best possible outcomes;
- Thrombolysis; both prehospitally and in hospital
- Decompressive Hemicraniectomy
- Acute blood pressure management
As always we’d love to hear any thoughts or comments you have on the website and via twitter.
A multicenter, randomized, controlled study to investigate EXtending the time for Thrombolysis in Emergency Neurological Deficits with Intra-Arterial therapy (EXTEND-IA). Campbell BC. Int J Stroke. 2014