An Updated Definition of Stroke for the 21st Century
Published: May 07, 2013
- Stroke has enormous worldwide impact, but lacks a consistent definition.
- The current time-based definition includes symptoms lasting longer than 24 hours.
- The use of the term acute cerebrovascular syndrome (analogous to acute coronary syndrome) is encouraged to accent the importance of early and timely treatment.
- Commentary: Stroke Imaging Comes of Age: Updated Stroke Definition Embraces Modern Neuroimaging and Highlights Need for Standardized Imaging Protocols by David T. Asuzu, PhD and Kevin N. Sheth, MD, FAHA
- Top Things to Know: An Updated Definition of Stroke for the 21st Century
- Definitions of Stroke Slide Set (PDF)
- Definition and Evaluation of Transient Ischemic Attack
- Guidelines for the Prevention of Stroke in Patients with Stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack
- Guidelines for the Early Management of Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke
- Oral Antithrombotic Agents for the Prevention of Stroke in Atrial Fibrillation