Chapter 3. Is it a Vascular Event and Where is the Lesion?: Identifying and Interpreting the Symptoms and Signs of Cerebrovascular Disease

  1. C. Warlow,
  2. J. van Gijn,
  3. M. Dennis,
  4. J. Wardlaw,
  5. J. Bamford,
  6. G. Hankey,
  7. P. Sandercock,
  8. G. Rinkel,
  9. P. Langhorne,
  10. C. Sudlow and
  11. P. Rothwell

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470696361.ch3

Stroke: Practical Management, Third Edition

Stroke: Practical Management, Third Edition

How to Cite

Warlow, C., van Gijn, J., Dennis, M., Wardlaw, J., Bamford, J., Hankey, G., Sandercock, P., Rinkel, G., Langhorne, P., Sudlow, C. and Rothwell, P. (2008) Is it a Vascular Event and Where is the Lesion?: Identifying and Interpreting the Symptoms and Signs of Cerebrovascular Disease, in Stroke: Practical Management, Third Edition, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470696361.ch3

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405127660

Online ISBN: 9780470696361

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Keywords:

  • cerebrovascular event;
  • transient monocular blindness;
  • subarachnoid haemorrhage;
  • clinical diagnosis;
  • epilepsy

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Definitions of transient ischaemic attack, stroke and acute stroke syndrome (‘brain attack’ or ‘unstable brain ischaemia’)

  • The diagnosis of a cerebrovascular event

  • Differential diagnosis of focal cerebral symptoms of sudden onset

  • Differential diagnosis of transient monocular blindness

  • Improving the reliability of the clinical diagnosis

  • Is it a subarachnoid haemorrhage?