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Acute Ischemic Stroke

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  • William J. Powers, M.D.

Treatment for patients with acute ischemic stroke is guided by the time from the onset of stroke, the severity of neurologic deficit, and findings on neuroimaging. Recommended treatments in selected patients include intravenous thrombolysis with alteplase and mechanical thrombectomy.

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Author Affiliations

From the Department of Neurology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill.

Address reprint requests to Dr. Powers at the Department of Neurology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Rm. 2133, CB#7025, 170 Manning Dr., Chapel Hill, NC 27514, or at .

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