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History-taking in the stroke patient

Hugh Markus, Anthony Pereira and Geoffrey Cloud

in Stroke Medicine

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print January 2010 | ISBN: 9780199218776
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191726095 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199218776.003.0063

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

History-taking in the stroke patient

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General principles of history-taking in the stroke patient 102

Making the diagnosis 104

What caused the stroke—clues from the history 110

Risk factors 112

Summary 113

Stroke is defined as a sudden-onset focal neurological deficit lasting for 24 hours or more, or leading to earlier death attributed to a vascular cause....

Chapter.  2544 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

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