To reduce mortality in stroke the focus in the post acute phase (1-72 hours after treatment) should be on preventing the following most common causes of death: cardiac death (including fatal MI, fatal arrythmia and congestive heart failure), pneumonia, recurrent stroke, sepsis and others.

The goal of the post acute phase is to improve the quality and consistency of post stroke investigations and monitoring using the post stroke and FeSS checklists.

post acute check