Stroke and transient ischaemic attack in over 16s: diagnosis and initial management

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence


Stroke is a preventable and treatable disease. Most people survive a first stroke, but often have significant morbidity. Each year in England, approximately 110,000 people have a first or recurrent stroke and a further 20,000 people have a TIA. More than 900,000 people in England are living with the effects of stroke, with half of these being dependent on other people for help with everyday activities.

This Guidelines summary provides the key priorities for implementation, which provides recommendations on rapid recognition of symptoms, and nutrition and hydration.


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