Admitting acute ischemic stroke patients to a stroke care monitoring unit versus a conventional stroke unit.


Phase N/A Results

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

Patients with acute ischemic stroke in the carotid artery were eligible if they were between 18 and 80 years old, concious, symptoms started within 24 hours of admission, they were ineligible for intravenous thrombolysis and there was hemiparesis, with the affected outstretched arm unable to hold a 90 degree position for 10 seconds.

Exclusion Criteria

Patients were not included if they had had a previous stroke with residual neurological impairment, had any previous disorder interfering with neurological or functional assessments, had a life-threatening concurrent illness or had been previously treated with intravenous tissue-type plasminogen activator.