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Management of patients with stroke or TIA: assessment, investigation, immediate management and secondary prevention

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Last updated:1st Dec 2008

This guideline makes recommendations based on current evidence for best practice in the management of patients with stroke or TIA, including: early management of suspected stroke by non-stroke specialists; clinical and radiological assessment; treatment of ischaemic stroke, TIA or primary intracerebral haemorrhage; reducing the risk of recurrence through medical and surgical interventions and lifestyle changes; providing information and support tailored to the needs of patients and carers.

This guideline will be of particular interest to stroke physicians, stroke nurses, specialists in care of the elderly, neurologists, radiologists, vascular surgeons, cardiologists, speech and language therapists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists, specialists in emergency medicine and intensive care, paramedics, specialists in public health, nurse practitioners and general practitioners.

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