Neurocritical Care

, Volume 17, Supplement 1, pp 29–36 | Cite as

Emergency Neurological Life Support: Acute Ischemic Stroke

  • Hartmut Gross
  • Gene Sung
  • Scott D. Weingart
  • Wade S. Smith
Review Article


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 stroke Tissue plasminogen activator Protocol Algorithm ENLS 


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© Neurocritical Care Society 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hartmut Gross
    • 1
  • Gene Sung
    • 2
  • Scott D. Weingart
    • 3
  • Wade S. Smith
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Emergency MedicineMedical College of Georgia, Georgia Health Sciences UniversityAugustaUSA
  2. 2.Department of NeurologyUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  3. 3.ENLS Course Co-Chair, Division of ED Critical CareMount Sinai School of MedicineNew YorkUSA
  4. 4.ENLS Course Co-Chair, Department of NeurologyUniversity of CaliforniaSan FranciscoUSA

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