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Subtypes of ischemic cerebral circulation disorders at young age: diagnosis and treatment

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The paper shows that it is urgent to study stroke in young patients aged 15—45 years. In accordance with the TOAST classification, the author presents the major pathogenetic subtypes of ischemic stroke (IS): atherothromboembolic, cardioembolic, lacunar, that of other known and unknown etiology. The clinical picture and diagnostic principles of IS at young age are considered. Particular emphasis is laid on therapy for IS. It is pointed out that the leading therapy option in these patients is thrombolysis; intravenous recombinant tissue plasminogen activator is more frequently used; oral anticoagulants and antiplatelet agents are certain to prescribe.

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Natalia Vyacheslavovna Pizova

Department of Nervous System Diseases and Medical Genetics with Neurosurgery


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Pizova N.V. Subtypes of ischemic cerebral circulation disorders at young age: diagnosis and treatment. Neurology, Neuropsychiatry, Psychosomatics. 2012;4(4):34-38. (In Russ.)

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