Ischemic stroke and TIA

Current Care Summary
Working group appointed by the Finnish Medical Society Duodecim and the Finnish Neurological Society

Current Care Guideline «Aivoinfarkti ja TIA»1 and Summary «Aivoinfarkti ja TIA»2 in Finnish

The majority of ischemic strokes can be prevented by managing the main risk factors: hypertension, smoking, abdominal obesity, physical inactivity, unhealthy diet, diabetes, dyslipidemia and atrial fibrillation. The key steps to improve the outcome are early diagnosis of TIA and stroke symptoms, access to thrombolytic and thrombectomy therapy, urgent medical secondary prevention and acute care in a dedicated stroke unit where assessment and rehabilitation are started and carried out by a multi-professional rehabilitation team. Long-term outcome is also improved by reinforced screening of specific etiologies such as atrial fibrillation and carotid stenosis.

Perttu J. Lindsberg (Chair)

Tiina Sairanen

Sinikka Hiekkala

Juha Huhtakangas

Pekka Jäkälä

Laura Koso

Heikki Numminen

Erja Poutiainen

Jukka Putaala

Mikko Syvänne

Pirkka Vikatmaa

Arja Tuunainen