Fast Five Quiz: Do You Know the Complications, Proper Workup, and Best Treatment Practices for Ischemic Stroke?

Edward C. Jauch, MD


February 12, 2018

Consider stroke in any patient presenting with acute neurologic deficit or any alteration in level of consciousness. Common signs and symptoms of stroke include the abrupt onset of any of the following:

Hemiparesis, monoparesis, or (rarely) quadriparesis

Hemisensory deficits

Monocular or binocular visual loss

Visual field deficits


Facial droop


Vertigo (rarely in isolation)


Although such symptoms can occur alone, they are more likely to occur in combination.

For more on the presentation of ischemic stroke, read here.


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