Clinical Practice Guidelines

GUIDELINES for STROKE CARE 

 

ACUTE STROKE 

  1. Guidelines for the early management of adults with ischemic stroke: a guideline from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Stroke Council, Clinical Cardiology Council, Cardiovascular Radiology and Intervention Council, and the Atherosclerotic Peripheral Vascular Disease and Quality of Care Outcomes in Research Interdisciplinary Working Groups: the American Academy of Neurology affirms the value of this guideline as an educational tool for neurologists. Adams HP Jr, del Zoppo G, Alberts MJ, et al. Stroke. 2007 May;38(5):1655-711.
  2. Expansion of the Time Window for Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke With Intravenous Tissue Plasminogen Activator. A Science Advisory From the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Del Zoppo GJ, Saver JL, Jauch EC, Adams HP Jr; on behalf of the American Heart Association Stroke Council. Stroke. 2009 May 28.
  3. Indications for the performance of intracranial endovascular neurointerventional procedures: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular Radiology and Intervention, Stroke Council, Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia, Interdisciplinary Council on Peripheral Vascular Disease, and Interdisciplinary Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research. Meyers PM, Schumacher HC, Higashida RT, Barnwell SL, Creager MA, Gupta R, McDougall CG, Pandey DK, Sacks D, Wechsler LR; American Heart Association. Circulation. 2009 Apr 28;119(16):2235-49.
  4. Guidelines for the management of spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage in adults: 2007 update: a guideline from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Stroke Council, High Blood Pressure Research Council, and the Quality of Care and Outcomes in Research Interdisciplinary Working Group. Broderick J, Connolly S, Feldmann E, et al. Stroke. 2007 Jun;38(6):2001-23.
  5. Bederson, J.B. et al., “Guidelines for the Management of Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: A Statement for Healthcare Professionals From a Special Writing Group of the Stroke Council, American Heart Association”. Stroke. 2009;40;994-1025.

 

TRANSIENT ISCHEMIC ATTACK 

  1. Definition and evaluation of transient ischemic attack: a scientific statement for healthcare professionals from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Stroke Council; Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia; Council on Cardiovascular Radiology and Intervention; Council on Cardiovascular Nursing; and the Interdisciplinary Council on Peripheral Vascular Disease. The American Academy of Neurology affirms the value of this statement as an educational tool for neurologists. Easton JD, Saver JL, Albers GW, Alberts MJ, et al. Stroke. 2009 Jun;40(6):2276-93.

 

STROKE PREVENTION 

  1. Guidelines for prevention of stroke in patients with ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack: a statement for healthcare professionals from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Council on Stroke: co-sponsored by the Council on Cardiovascular Radiology and Intervention: the American Academy of Neurology affirms the value of this guideline. Sacco RL, Adams R, Albers G, et al. Stroke. 2006 Feb;37(2):577-617.
  2. Update to the AHA/ASA recommendations for the prevention of stroke in patients with stroke and transient ischemic attack. Adams RJ, Albers G, Alberts MJ, et al. Stroke. 2008 May;39(5):1647-52..

 

NURSING STROKE GUIDELINES

Nursing Stroke Guidelines: Comprehensive Overview of Nursing and Interdisciplinary Care of the Acute Ischemic Stroke Patient: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Summers, D, Leonard, A., et al. Stroke. 2009 (40):2911-2944.

 

OTHER GUIDELINES and RESOURCES

www.americanheart.org

AAN Guidelines For Stroke

 

STROKE ASSESMENT TOOLS

NIH Stroke Scale
Modified Rankin Scale