Department of Neurology
Stroke; Brain Ischemia; Disease Models, Animal
Neurology | Neuroscience and Neurobiology
Stroke is a leading cause of disability and death in many countries. Understanding the pathophysiology of ischemic injury and developing therapies is an important endeavor that requires much additional research. Animal stroke models provide an important mechanism for these activities. A large number of stroke models have been developed and are currently used in laboratories around the world. These models are overviewed as are approaches for measuring infarct size and functional outcome.
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Citation: Exp Transl Stroke Med. 2009 Nov 13;1:7. Link to article on publisher's site