An Updated Definition of Stroke for the 21st Century

Updated:May 7,2013

An Updated Definition of Stroke for the 21st Century

Stroke Journal front page May 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.

  • Read the full article in Stroke
    Stroke. 2013: published online before print May 7, 2013, 10.1161/STR.0b013e318296aeca.
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