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CONy 2022 | The case for providing care immediately following an acute stroke

Gillian Mead, MA, MB BChir, MD, MRCP, FRCP (Edin), FESO, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK, discusses the impracticality of withdrawing care within the first few days after an acute stroke. Determining the prognosis of a patient following a stroke can be difficult and various prognostic scales such as the Glasgow Coma Scale may be inaccurate. Prof. Mead additionally emphasizes the needs of the relatives of the patient, who may want to visit the patient one last time. This interview was conducted during the 2022 World Congress on Controversies in Neurology (CONy) meeting.