Application of scores in prevention, treatment and prognosis of acute ischemic strokes.

V. Papavasileiou, H. Milionis, K. Makaritsis, K. Vemmos, G. Ntaios



In this review we present the most important risk-predicting scores in acute ischemic stroke that might service decision making in every-day clinical practice. The most well-known and widely used scores, their evolution, their advantages and restrictions in the following fields, including a) Risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation, b) Risk of bleeding with oral anticoagulant treatment, c) Risk of stroke after a transient ischemic attack, d) Risk of stroke recurrence, e) Prognosis after stroke and f) Efficacy and risk of hemorrhage after intravenous thrombolysis, are unfolded.

Keywords: Ischemic stroke, transient ischemic attack, score(s), prognosis, hemorrhage