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Geriatrics 2017, 2(3), 27; doi:10.3390/geriatrics2030027

Management of Acute Stroke in the Older Person

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Keele University Medical School, Newcastle Road, Stroke-on-Tent ST4 6QG, UK
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Stroke Research in Stoke, University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, Newcastle Road, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 6QG, UK
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Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Guy Hilton Building, Thornburrow Drive, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 7QB, UK
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Received: 3 July 2017 / Revised: 21 July 2017 / Accepted: 31 July 2017 / Published: 15 August 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Stroke in Ageing)
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The majority of people who suffer a stroke are older adults. The last two decades have brought major progress in the diagnosis and management of stroke, which has led to significant reductions in mortality, long-term disability, and the need for institutional care. However, acute, interventional and preventative treatments have mostly been trialled in younger age groups. In this article we will provide an overview of the evidence for acute stroke treatments in relation to age, discuss special considerations in the older person, and contemplate patient choice, quality of life, and end-of-life-decisions. View Full-Text
Keywords: acute stroke; treatment; elderly acute stroke; treatment; elderly
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Parr, E.; Ferdinand, P.; Roffe, C. Management of Acute Stroke in the Older Person. Geriatrics 2017, 2, 27.

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