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Notice of consultation period

Draft guidelines for stroke management

(Thrombolysis, acute antiplatelet and PFO closure topics)

The Stroke Foundation Guidelines Worting Group has prepared draft guidelines for stroke management, providing evidence-based recommendations relating to acute therapy (thrombolysis and acute antiplatelet therapy) and secondary prevention (PFO closure).

These guidelines will be submitted to the NHMRC for approval under section 14A of the National Health and Medical Research Council Act 1991.

The Stroke Foundation will be seeking submissions on the draft guidelines as part of the approval process, from 31 July to 30 August 2019.

You can view the draft guidelines electronically on our list of Living guidelines updates

Alternatively, you can download the following PDFs:

Chapter 3 Acute medical and surgical management (with draft changes to thrombolysis and antiplatelet topics) [PDF 1.1 MB]

Chapter 4 Secondary Prevention (with draft PFO changes) [PDF 845 KB]


The draft guidelines will be made available to the public on 31 July 2019 and all submissions must be received by 5 pm, 30 August 2019.

To provide feedback, contact:

Stroke Foundation Guidelines Development Team

Email: guidelines@strokefoundation.org.au