As scientists and healthcare providers continue to refine the current treatments for stroke and develop other treatments, some of the guidelines presented on this site may change. The recommendations listed on this site are intended to help health professionals make more informed decisions concerning the care of their individual patients. As always, those responsible for direct patient care will base their treatment decisions primarily on information they gather from their patients and the circumstances specific to those patients. This site will assist in making those decisions but is not intended to replace the expertise available only to those in direct contact with people who have had a stroke. If you need help accessing any of the information on this site, please contact us.