Ischemic stroke is the third leading cause of death. The sub-acute period after a stroke refers to the time when the decision to not employ thrombolytics is made up until two weeks after the stroke occurred. All patients with an ischemic stroke should be admitted to the hospital in the sub-acute period for cardiac and neurologic monitoring. Secondary prevention of future strokes, antiplatelet therapy with aspirin should be initiated within 24 hours of ischemic stroke in all patients without contraindications, and one of several antiplatelet regimens should be continued long-term. Diabetes mellitus should be controlled and patients counseled about lifestyle modifications to reduce stroke risk.
Related Journals of Ischemic Stroke
Journal of Neurology & Neurophysiology, Journal of Novel Physiotherapies, Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases & Diagnosis, Stroke, Journal of Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases, Brain Research, Journal of Neurology, Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery, Neuroepidemiology