Acute Phase

  • N. Koenen-Bornet
  • N. C. Verhoeven-de With
  • B. I. BuijckEmail author


What does stroke-care entails in the acute phase in the hospital in terms of diagnosis, the effects a stroke has on a patient, treatments and issues professionals in the hospital should be focusing on? In the hospital, mobilization and rehabilitation of the patient starts as soon as possible. The objective is to discharge the patient within 5 days, if the patient is clinically stable. In this period secondary prevention is started: a patient is treated, the aftercare trajectory will be started and interventions are applied to prevent recurrence of stroke.


Acute care Early treatment and rehabilitation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Koenen-Bornet
    • 1
  • N. C. Verhoeven-de With
    • 1
  • B. I. Buijck
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Ikazia Medical Centre Rotterdam, Department of NeurologyRotterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Erasmus MC University Medical Center, Department of Neurology & Rotterdam Stroke ServiceRotterdamThe Netherlands

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