The use of telecommunication and information technologies in order to provide clinical healthcare at a distance.
A medicine used for thrombolysis.
In the context of the guideline this includes the allied health professionals (UK) and health and social care professionals (Ireland) involved in stroke care. The main ones are dietitians, occupational therapists, orthoptists, orthotists, physiotherapists, and speech and language therapists.
The excision of a blood clot from a blood vessel.
A centre providing thrombectomies without providing acute stroke care.
The use of medicines to break up a blood clot. An example of a thrombolysis medicine is alteplase, also sometimes called tPA.
A formation of a blood clot.
Transient ischaemic attack (TIA)
An acute loss of focal cerebral or ocular function with symptoms lasting less than 24 hours and which is thought to be due to inadequate cerebral or ocular blood supply as a result of low blood flow, thrombosis or embolism associated with diseases of the blood vessels, heart, or blood.
Tube feeding (also gastrostomy feeding)
Provision of nutrition and fluids via a tube directly into the gastrointestinal tract.