Case 51

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

in Oxford Case Histories in TIA and Stroke

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Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199539345
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191753251 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Case Histories

Case 51

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A 72-year-old woman was found by her husband at 01.00 after she had fallen out of bed. She looked confused, and although she was trying to raise herself from the floor and reply to her husband's questions, she was unable to do so. When she had gone to bed at 23.30, she had been completely well. Her husband called an ambulance, and the woman arrived at the accident and emergency department at 01.45 She had a right sensory motor hemiparesis and was dysphasic. Blood pressure was 160/95mmHg, and heart rate was 92bpm regular. Her only past medical history was of hypertension and mild diabetes, for which she was taking an ACE inhibitor and metformin. She had never smoked.

Chapter.  4562 words. 

Subjects: Neurology

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