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Approaches for optimizing medical aid in acute ischemic stroke patients, hospitalized in UMHAT „Saint Marina` - Varna

Darina Georgieva-Hristova, Silva Andonova, Evgeniya Kalevska


In Bulgaria generally, treatment of acute ischemic strokes is done at the neurology wards and in smaller hospitals - in internal diseases wards, at intensive care wards in state regional hospitals; at ischemic stroke units and intensive care wards for treatment of neurological diseases at university hospitals. Between 2009 and 2013 in Varna, at the Neurology Clinic of UMHAT- St. Marina, a prospective research was carried out in view of optimizing the treatment of acute ischemic stroke (AIS) patients hospitalized at the clinic. After a stage-by-stage introduction into everyday clinical practice of innovative treatment methods, including intravenous thrombolysis and endovascular therapy of AIS patients, as well as organizational restructuring in view of optimizing the care for such patients, improvement in some of the quality indicators was observed.


acute ischemic stroke; optimizing; medical aid

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About The Authors

Darina Georgieva-Hristova
Medical University of Varna

Department of Neurology and Neurosciences-Medical University of Varna

Silva Andonova

Evgeniya Kalevska

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