Resources for Physicians


Stroke Management Guidelines

Stroke management and prevention in the long-term care setting
American Medical Directors Association - Professional Association

Physical activity and exercise recommendations for stroke survivors
American Heart Association - Professional Association, 2004

Anticoagulants and antiplatelet agents in acute ischemic stroke
American Academy of Neurology and the American Stroke Association

Antithrombotic and thrombolytic therapy for ischemic stroke
American College of Chest Physicians, 2001 (revised 2004 Sep)

Practice parameter: recurrent stroke with patent foramen ovale and atrial septal aneurysm
American Academy of Neurology, 2004

Carotid endarterectomy-an evidence-based review
American Academy of Neurology, 2005

Antithrombotic therapy in atrial fibrillation
American College of Chest Physicians, 2001 (revised 2004)

Guidelines and recommendations for perfusion imaging in cerebral ischemia
American Stroke Association, 2003

Emergency interventional stroke therapy
Society of Interventional Radiology, 2003

Management of patients with stroke: identification and management of dysphagia
Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network - National Government Agency, 2004

Coronary risk evaluation in patients with transient ischemic attack and ischemic stroke
American Stroke Association - Disease Specific Society, 2003

Stroke Clinical Trials

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
NIH Sponsored Stroke Trials - Current Stroke Clinical Trials

Stroke Scales

Prehospital Stroke Assessment Tools

Cincinnati Stroke Scale (pdf)
Los Angeles Prehospital Stroke Screen (LAPSS) (pdf)

Acute Assessment Scales

Hunt & Hess Scale (pdf)
NIH Stroke Scale (NIHSS) (pdf)

Functional Assessment

Modified Rankin Scale (pdf)

Outcome Assessment

Barthel Index (pdf)

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