Neurocritical Care

, Volume 17, Supplement 1, pp 29–36

Emergency Neurological Life Support: Acute Ischemic Stroke


    • Department of Emergency MedicineMedical College of Georgia, Georgia Health Sciences University
  • Gene Sung
    • Department of NeurologyUniversity of Southern California
  • Scott D. Weingart
    • ENLS Course Co-Chair, Division of ED Critical CareMount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Wade S. Smith
    • ENLS Course Co-Chair, Department of NeurologyUniversity of California
Review Article

DOI: 10.1007/s12028-012-9749-2

Cite this article as:
Gross, H., Sung, G., Weingart, S.D. et al. Neurocrit Care (2012) 17: 29. doi:10.1007/s12028-012-9749-2


Acute ischemic stroke is a neurological emergency that can be treated with time-sensitive interventions, including intravenous thrombolysis and endovascular approaches. Extensive study has demonstrated that rapid assessment and treatment are essential to improving neurological outcome. For this reason, acute ischemic stroke was chosen as an Emergency Neurological Life Support protocol. The protocol focuses on the first hour following the onset of neurological deficit.


Ischemic strokeTissue plasminogen activatorProtocolAlgorithmENLS

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