Journal article

Stroke

Bruce CV Campbell, Pooja Khatri

The Lancet | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2020

Abstract

Stroke is a major cause of death and disability globally. Diagnosis depends on clinical features and brain imaging to differentiate between ischaemic stroke and intracerebral haemorrhage. Non-contrast CT can exclude haemorrhage, but the addition of CT perfusion imaging and angiography allows a positive diagnosis of ischaemic stroke versus mimics and can identify a large vessel occlusion target for endovascular thrombectomy. Management of ischaemic stroke has greatly advanced, with rapid reperfusion by use of intravenous thrombolysis and endovascular thrombectomy shown to reduce disability. These therapies can now be applied in selected patients who present late to medical care if there is im..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia


Awarded by National Heart Foundation of Australia


Funding Acknowledgements

BCVC declares grants from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (1043242, 1035688, 1113352, 1111972) and National Heart Foundation of Australia (100782). PK declares grants from the National Institutes of Health, Nervive, and Cerenovus to her department, and payments to her department from Bayer and Genentech for her role as principal investigator for clinical trials.