Stroke: Diagnosis and initial management of acute stroke and transient ischaemic attack (TIA)

NICE guidelines [CG68] Published date:

Review decision date: April 2012

Review decision: 

This guideline should not be updated at this time.

Next review date: December 2015

The advice in the NICE guideline covers:

  • how healthcare professionals should recognise the symptoms of a stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA) and make a diagnosis quickly
  • when people should have a brain scan and other types of scan
  • specialist care for people in the first 2 weeks after a stroke
  • drug treatments for people who have had a stroke
  • surgery for people who have had a stroke.

Responsibility for undertaking a review of this guidance at the designated review date has passed to the National Clinical Guidelines Centre for Acute and Chronic Conditions (NCGC-ACC) The National Collaborating Centre for Chronic Conditions is no longer active.

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