Debate about whether patients should be treated sitting up or lying flat in the first 24 hours following acute ischaemic stroke could finally be settled with new Australian research suggesting head position may not matter. Concerns about the potential risks of cardiopulmonary dysfunction and aspiration pneumonia and the role of head positioning following acute ischaemic ...
Lying down or sitting up? Head position after stroke does not affect outcomes
By Sunalie Silva
29 Jun 2017