INFORMATION FOR PROFESSIONALS

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PREVENTION

Prevention focuses on treating an individual's underlying risk factors for stroke, such as hypertension, atrial fibrillation, or diabetes through therapies and health promotion. This is important to prevent a first or recurrent stroke.  

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HYPER-ACUTE STROKE CARE

Hyper-acute stroke care refers to the key interventions involved in the assessment, stabilization and treatment in the first hours after stroke onset. This includes all pre-hospital and initial emergency care.

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ACUTE STROKE CARE

Acute care is where the person is stabilized, diagnosis confirmed, plans are implemented to prevent complications, and when initial rehabilitation and recovery begin.

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EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

Find numerous resources for health care professionals on stroke related topics in this section. 

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REHAB STROKE CARE

Stroke rehabilitation is known to reduce disability and dependence for stroke survivors, and evidence shows that more is better!

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REGIONAL REPORTS AND DATA

Find data and committee work currently underway in the West GTA Stroke Network region. 

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COMMUNITY AND LONG TERM STROKE CARE

Community is the centre of life, the hub from which all daily experiences extend. Achieving success for stroke survivors depends on a community of persons working together.

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