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Gerontology & Geriatrics Studies

Better Mood, Better Outcomes in Stroke Elderly Patients?

Submission: January 12, 2021;Published: January 21, 2021

DOI: 10.31031/GGS.2021.06.000643

ISSN 2578-0093
Volume 6 Issue 4


Stroke is one of the main global causes of death and disability-adjusted life-years around the world [1]. Most of community-dwelling elderly stroke survivors need special care on their daily living [2]. Stroke treatment in elderly patients is complex. Many randomized clinical trials exclude these individuals for their multiple geriatric syndromes, functional status and comorbidities [3]. Nowadays, prevention is the principal intervention, in particular lifestyle changes and control of chronic diseases. Ischemic stroke treatment is focused on early management; recognition of eligible patients for intravenous thrombolysis or mechanical thrombectomy, early rehabilitation and initiation secondary stroke prevention. Classically, antiplatelet and anticoagulants are prescribed for secondary stroke prevention due to their inhibition of thrombus formation [4].

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