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STROKE-EMBOLIC

Neurology

STROKE-EMBOLIC

1. Usually occurs whilst awake.

2. Neuro deficit is commonly worst at onset. Seizures may occur at the onset.

3. Embolic strokes typically are not preceded by a TIA (only 11%).

4. There may be multiple emboli, hence multiple territories involved.


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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