Primary Care of Adult Patients After Stroke
Published: July 15, 2021
- Stroke is a major cause of disability in the US. Patient centered primary care post stroke starts with having a foundation for post-stroke management and engaging caregivers and family members to support the patient.
- The primary care team is an essential part of the stroke survivor’s overall health and serves as a gateway to maximal recovery of function and independence via screening for risks and un-met needs and developing an overall plan for care of the patient post stroke.
- Primary care teams provide the majority of post-stroke care, with targeted teams to provide patient-centered care to prevent recurrent stroke. This scientific statement includes recommendations or suggestions for practice from several resources to provide key elements of post stroke care.
- Commentary: How to Optimize the Primary Care of Individuals with Stroke by Deborah A. Levine MD, MPH
- Top Things to Know: Primary Care of Adult Patients After Stroke
- Slide Set (PDF)
- News Release: Comprehensive primary care is vital to holistic care and optimal recovery after a stroke
- 2021 Guideline for the Prevention of Stroke in Patients With Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack
- 2017 Hypertension Clinical Guidelines
- Guidelines for the Early Management of Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke: 2019 Update to the 2018 Guidelines for the Early Management of Acute Ischemic Stroke
- Guidelines for Adult Stroke Rehabilitation and Recovery
- Guideline for the Primary Prevention of Stroke
- Guideline for the Prevention of Stroke in Women
- Self-Care for the Prevention and Management of Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke
- Poststroke Fatigue: Emerging Evidence and Approaches to Management
- Poststroke Depression
- Physical Activity and Exercise Recommendations for Stroke Survivors