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To improve the diagnosis and treatment of ischemic stroke (IS) is an urgent priority of modern neurology. It is stated that the vast majority of patients referred to hospital with suspected IS should urgently undergo brain computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in order to verify the diagnosis of IS and to rule out other diseases that can manifest as acute neurological disorders. Otoneurological examination should be made in acute vestibular vertigo if there are no detectable ischemic changes on MRI. Management of a patient with IS in a specialized unit substantially reduces death cases and disability rates in survivors. Not only can thrombolysis that is, unfortunately, accessible only in a small number of neurology units in our country, but also the effective use of methods available in all neurology units reduce mortality and disability rates.

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V. A. Parfenov
I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy
Russian Federation


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Parfenov V.A. SOME ASPECTS OF THE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF ISCHEMIC STROKE. Neurology, Neuropsychiatry, Psychosomatics. 2010;2(1):13-18. (In Russ.)

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