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Heart and Stroke gratefully acknowledges the writing group leaders and members all of whom have volunteered their time and expertise to the update of these recommendations. All recommendations undergo external review by expert volunteers who were not involved in the guideline development process.  We thank the Canadian Stroke Best Practices and Quality Advisory Committee members, including Eric Smith, Anita Mountain, Leanne Casaubon, Gord Gubitz, Dar Dowlatshahi, Dylan Blacquiere, Thalia Field, Farrell Leibovitch, Christine Papoushek, Jeffrey Habert, Barbara Campbell, Joyce Fung, Michael Hill, Tim Hillier, Thomas Jeerakathil, Eddy Lang, Pascale Lavoie, Beth Linkewich, Colleen O’Connell, Melanie Penn, Jai Shankar, Debbie Timpson, Theodore Wein, and Katie White.  We acknowledge and thank Norine Foley and the evidence analysis team at workHORSE; and the Heart and Stroke internal teams who contributed to the development of these recommendations and publication: Communications, Translation, Knowledge Exchange, Promote Recovery, Health Policy and Digital Solutions.


The development of the Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations is funded in its entirety by the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canada. No funds for the development of these guidelines come from commercial interests, including pharmaceutical and device companies.  All members of the recommendation writing groups and external reviewers are volunteers and do not receive any remuneration for participation in guideline development, updates and reviews. All participants complete a conflict of interest declaration prior to participation.


Lindsay MP, Mountain A, Gubitz G, Dowlatshahi D, Casaubon L, and Smith EE  (Editors), on behalf of the Canadian Stroke Best Practices and Quality Advisory Committee.  Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations Sixth Edition, 2018; Toronto, Ontario Canada: Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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The Heart and Stroke Foundation, a volunteer-based health charity, leads in eliminating heart disease and stroke and reducing their impact through the advancement of research and its application, the promotion of healthy living and advocacy.

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