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Case 35

Sarah Pendlebury, Ursula Schulz, Aneil Malhotra and Peter M. Rothwell

in Oxford Case Histories in TIA and Stroke

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199539345
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191753251 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199539345.003.0217

Series: Oxford Case Histories

Case 35

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A 64-year-old female was referred by her GP having reported an episode of visual blurring in her left eye that had occurred one day earlier while she was watching televison. This lasted for only a few seconds but was followed by a sensation that a black curtain was falling over her left eye. This lasted for a few minutes and recovered spontaneously. She had an unremarkable past medical history, was an ex-smoker, and was myopic. Her blood pressure was 150/90mmHg and her pulse was 88bpm and irregular. Fundoscopy revealed grade 1 bilateral hypertensive retinopathy. No murmurs or carotid bruits were heard. An ECG showed AF.

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Subjects: Neurology

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