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What is included in an assessment of a geriatric patient who has possibly experienced an acute ischemic stroke?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Stroke: A thorough stroke assessment will include medical imaging to include brain, carotid and heart in trying to understand the mechanism of the stroke, chronic conditions assessment and risk factors modification. Physical and occupational therapy, speech and swallow evaluation are also completed and a possible recommendation for short term rehab may be made. Treatment is mostly supportive otherwise.

Answered 10/11/2017



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