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Wake-Up Stroke: Current Understanding. Topics in magnetic resonance imaging : TMRI Tsai, J. P., Albers, G. W. 2017; 26 (3): 97-102


Patients with wake-up strokes account for approximately 1 in 5 individuals presenting with an acute ischemic stroke. However, they are commonly excluded from acute stroke treatment. This article reviews the current understanding of wake-up strokes. A comparison of wake-up and awake-onset strokes demonstrated that they are physiologically, clinically, and radiologically similar. Use of advanced CT and MRI techniques may help extend acute stroke treatment options to patients with wake-up stroke.

View details for DOI 10.1097/RMR.0000000000000126

View details for PubMedID 28277462