J Anesth Perioper Med. 2014;1(1):57-59. https://doi.org/10.24015/ebcmed.japm.2014.0009

Perioperative Stroke Remains an Underappreciated Cause of Morbidity and Mortality

Tina T Dong, and Adrian W Gelb

From the Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Care, San Francisco, USA.

Correspondence to Dr. Adrian W Gelb at adrian.gelb@ucsf.edu.

EBCMED ID: ebcmed.japm.2014.0009 DOI: 10.24015/ebcmed.japm.2014.0009


The incidence of perioperative stroke has not changed over the last 2 decades despite overall improvements in medical and surgical care. Stroke in the non-cardiac, non-neurological procedure is more common than previously acknowledged and is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in the postoperative patient. Recognition of an acute stroke is difficult to recognize in the postoperative patient, but requires swift action to achieve optimal outcomes.

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