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GPs have pivotal role in care of stroke patients

Best C & Mead G (2010) GPs have pivotal role in care of stroke patients. Practitioner, 254 (1726), pp. 31-34.

GPs play a key role in early recognition of stroke symptoms, thus ensuring that patients receive appropriate acute treatment, early initiation of secondary prevention, lifestyle advice and referral to exercise schemes. It is becoming increasingly recognised that stroke is a chronic disease. So GPs will also be central to managing ongoing risk of recurrent stroke and identifying and managing long-term post-stroke problems.

Practitioner: Volume 254, Issue 1726

Author(s)Best, Catherine; Mead, Gillian
Publication date15/02/2010
PublisherThe Practitioner
Publisher URL…-stroke-patients
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