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