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Prevention and treatment of acute ischaemic stroke

01 October 2013

Nursing Older People


When someone has a stroke it can cause death or severe disability. However, advances in treatment have changed the way professionals need to respond. Nurses must...

An overview of transient ischaemic attack

02 January 2007

Nursing Standard

Learning zone

This article provides an overview of transient ischaemic attack (TIA). It discusses the clinical presentation of TIA, its significance as a marker of vascular risk,...

Secondary prevention of stroke and transient ischaemic attack

02 November 2011

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Transient ischaemic attack (TIA) and stroke are clinical syndromes characterised by acute neurological deficits with vascular causes. People experiencing TIA or a...

A thrombolysis pathway for patients following acute ischaemic stroke

04 April 2012

Nursing Standard

A&S Science

Thrombolysis is a promising treatment for patients with acute ischaemic stroke. However, a major barrier to treatment is that it needs to be administered within 4.5...

Role of the nurse in stroke rehabilitation

22 August 2018

Nursing Standard


Stroke is a leading cause of death and adult disability in the UK. A stroke can have significant negative effects on the lives of patients and their families and...

Role of the nurse in acute stroke care

30 March 2020

Nursing Standard


The recognition of stroke as a medical emergency, provision of specialist services and advances in treatments have contributed to a decrease in stroke-related...