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Stroke subtype classification

Michael G. Hennerici, Rolf Kern, Kristina Szabo and Johannes Binder

in Stroke

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Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199582808
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191739651 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199582808.003.009

Series: Oxford Neurology Library

Stroke subtype classification

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• Stroke is a heterogeneous disease, therefore careful subtyping is important for research as well as everyday clinical practice. • Results of the different diagnostic tests as well as clinical history and presentation have to be considered to determine the most likely aetiology in the individual patient. • The recently proposed ASCO system is a complete ‘stroke phenotyping’ classification as distinguished from past classifications that subtype strokes by characterizing only the most likely cause(s) of stroke.

Chapter.  1417 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

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