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Stroke: clinical review


Content developed by MIMS Learning http://www.mimslearning.co.uk/

INTRODUCTION

In the UK, one stroke occurs every three and a half minutes, and stroke causes 7% of all deaths. It shares many of the same risk factors as cardiovascular disease. Recognising stroke in the acute phase is difficult, but it is essential that patients receive rapid and appropriate treatment to reduce the risk of death or long-term disability.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

After completing this resource, you should be able to:

  • Identify patients at high risk of stroke
  • Be familiar with the use of the FAST and ABCD2 scores
  • Recognise the cardinal features of stroke and transient ischaemic attack
  • Understand the link between stroke and AF
  • Recognise the role of early thrombolysis in stroke survival

Resource authors: Dr Roser Icart-Palau & Dr Patrick Gompertz, Consultant physicians, Bart's Health NHS Trust

Test author: Dr Paula Hensler

This resource is provided at advanced level by MIMS Learning. Read the article and reflect on what you have learned, then answer the test questions at the end.

Complete the resource to obtain a certificate of completion to include in your revalidation portfolio. You should record the time spent on this resource in your CPD log.

Complete the resource to obtain a certificate of completion to include in your revalidation portfolio.