The AHA/ASA has updated their guidelines for the management of acute stroke; they stress the need for early thrombolytics, early transfer to a stroke center or use of telemedicine consultation when feasible. The full guidelines are at (AHA/ASA)
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.