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Stroke Rehabilitation

Mary Joyce Green, MD Reviewed 06/2022
 


BASICS

DESCRIPTION

  • Stroke is a compromise in blood supply to an area of the nervous system, caused by hemorrhage or occlusion, which leads to infarction of nervous tissue.

  • Disability from a stroke can p...

DIAGNOSIS

HISTORY

  • Before discharge from acute care, formally assess ADLs (activities of daily living) I-ADLS (instrumental ADLs), communication abilities, and functional mobility and incorporate findin...

TREATMENT

  • Tailor treatment plan to the patient’s specific deficits.

  • Coordinated interprofessional care is recommended for patients who have had a stroke and qualify for postacute rehabilitative service...

ONGOING CARE

FOLLOW-UP RECOMMENDATIONS

Regular follow up for management of comorbid conditions and risk factors for stroke 

Patient Monitoring

For skincare and depression 

PATIENT EDUCATION

American Stroke...

REFERENCES

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Sall J, Eapen BC, Tran JE, et al. The management of stroke rehabilitation: a synopsis of the 2019 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and U.S. Department of Defense clinical practice guide...

SEE ALSO

  • Delirium; Dementia; Peripheral Arterial Disease; Stroke, Acute (Cerebrovascular Accident [CVA]); Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)—Long Term Care

  • Algorithm: Stroke

CODES

ICD10

  • I63.9 Cerebral infarction, unspecified

  • I69.10 Unsp sequelae of nontraumatic intracerebral hemorrhage

  • I69.11 Cognitive deficits following nontraumatic intcrbl hemorrhage

  • I69.120 Aphasia followi...

CLINICAL PEARLS

  • An essential part of poststroke management is the treatment of controllable risk factors to include hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, and inactivity.

  • Moderate- to high-intensity s...

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