2018 Guidelines for the Early Management of Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke

Published: January 24, 2018

Hand holding imaging of brain with banner reading changing guidelines and care for the better
  • Stroke is the second-leading cause of death in the world and a leading cause of adult disability, with ischemic strokes accounting for about 87% of all strokes.
  • This guideline serves as a comprehensive recommendation resource for the management of patients with acute ischemic stroke and is based on best evidence currently available.

The 2018 AIS Guidelines: Potential Future Impact

Karen Furie, MD, MPH, Chair of the Stroke Council, interviews William J. Powers, MD, writing Group Chair of the 2018 AIS Guidelines, about the most important changes in the guidelines, and how stroke centers may implement the new guidelines.