Diagnosis of Acute Ischemic Stoke.

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Diagnosis of Acute Ischemic Stoke.

Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2016 Nov;34(4):837-859

Authors: Nentwich LM

Abstract
Acute ischemic stroke is a challenging and time-sensitive diagnosis. Diagnosis begins with rapid detection of acute stroke symptoms by the patient, their family or caregivers, or bystanders. If acute stroke is suspected, EMS providers should be called for rapid assessment. EMS providers will utilize prehospital stroke tools to diagnose and determine potential stroke severity. Once at the hospital, the stroke team works rapidly to solidify the patient history, perform a focused neurologic examination and obtain necessary laboratory tests and brain imaging to accurately diagnose acute ischemic stroke and properly treat the patient.

PMID: 27741991 [PubMed - in process]

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