NICE to update stroke & TIA guideline (CG68)

NICE has reviewed their guideline Stroke and transient ischaemic attack in over 16s: diagnosis and initial management CG68.

They will be updating the following in light of new evidence:

  • referral for specialist assessment and subsequent imaging in people with suspected transient ischaemic attack
  • use of pharmacological or mechanical methods for clearing blood clots
  • early antihypertensive treatment in haemorrhagic stroke
  • decompressive hemicraniectomy in people older than 60 year

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