Role of Primary Care in Poststroke Care: 6 Takeaways from New AHA/ASA Scientific Statement

CLINICAL FOCUS: PREVENTIVE CARDIOLOGY

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association have published a new scientific statement in the journal Stroke, titled Primary Care of Adult Patients After Stroke. The statement, which is based on systematic literature reviews and professional guidelines, acknowledged the essential role of primary care physicians in caring for patients after a stroke.

The statement also provides a roadmap for comprehensive poststroke management that includes engaging caregivers and family members to support the patient. In the slides below, find details on 6 key takeaways of interest to primary care physicians.