A 52 y.o. bricklayer presents with dizziness, palpitations and tachycardia. 2 days ago he had bilateral total knee replacements for osteoarthritis.
Epidemiology Stroke is the third commonest cause of death (11%), and the commonest cause of adult disability in western world. 80-85% are ischaemic (thrombotic or embolic) and 15-20% the more lethal haemorrhagic stroke, of which over 50% will die. Active Management Early CT scan Ideally within 1 hour ED arrival, if any of: indications for […]