Stroke in Older Survivors of Ischemic Stroke: Standard Care or Something Different?
AbstractStroke is one of the leading causes of death and disability and it is more likely to occur in those who are older. Because people are living longer, the definition of “old” continues to evolve. Age alone should not influence the healthcare that a patient receives, however, evidence indicates that this does occur, especially in older patients. On the basis of the available evidence, it is time to reconsider whether or not stroke care should differ in older survivors of stroke and if so, why. This is a narrative review of stroke-related health care in those with a recent ischemic stroke. It seeks to answer the following question: Should patients aged ≥80 years who have experienced a recent ischemic stroke receive standard care or something different, and if they should receive something different, what should they receive and why? The review focusses on long-term survival, hyper-acute care, secondary prevention, and rehabilitation. The authors propose a number of recommendations in relation to stroke care in older survivors of a recent ischemic stroke. View Full-Text
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Hubbard, I.J.; Wass, S.; Pepper, E. Stroke in Older Survivors of Ischemic Stroke: Standard Care or Something Different? Geriatrics 2017, 2, 18.
Hubbard IJ, Wass S, Pepper E. Stroke in Older Survivors of Ischemic Stroke: Standard Care or Something Different? Geriatrics. 2017; 2(2):18.Chicago/Turabian Style
Hubbard, Isobel J.; Wass, Suzanne; Pepper, Elizabeth. 2017. "Stroke in Older Survivors of Ischemic Stroke: Standard Care or Something Different?" Geriatrics 2, no. 2: 18.