Overview of acute stroke management

“Time is brain” – a look at how patients with an acute ischaemic stroke should be managed on arrival at the hospital, including the advantage of treatment in a stroke unit, the evidence for thrombolysis, the benefits of rt-PA, and the importance of time.

This section also includes the gaps and barriers in pre-hospital management of stroke, including the effectiveness of stroke networks and telestroke.

Gaps and berriers   Stroke units   Telestroke   Stroke networks