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The etiology of ischemic stroke affects prognosis, outcome, and management. Trials
of therapies for patients with acute stroke should include measurements of responses
as influenced by subtype of ischemic stroke. A system for categorization of subtypes
of ischemic stroke mainly based on etiology has been developed for the Trial of Org
10172 in Acute Stroke Treatment (TOAST).