9. Differential Diagnosis

  1. Andrei V Alexandrov

Published Online: 1 JUL 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118583906.ch9

Neurovascular Examination: The Rapid Evaluation of Stroke Patients Using Ultrasound Waveform Interpretation

Neurovascular Examination: The Rapid Evaluation of Stroke Patients Using Ultrasound Waveform Interpretation

How to Cite

Alexandrov, A. V. (ed) (2013) Differential Diagnosis, in Neurovascular Examination: The Rapid Evaluation of Stroke Patients Using Ultrasound Waveform Interpretation, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118583906.ch9

Editor Information

  1. University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JUL 2013
  2. Published Print: 22 JUL 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405185301

Online ISBN: 9781118583906

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Keywords:

  • stroke;
  • thrombolysis;
  • transcranial Doppler;
  • carotid duplex;
  • occlusion;
  • outcome

Summary

Differential diagnostic considerations are discussed in detail for the following conditions: carotid artery stenosis and occlusion, downstream effects of the carotid lesions, vertebral artery hypoplasia, stenosis, dissection, and occlusion, intracranial stenoses and collaterals, intracranial occlusion localization, cerebral vasospasm, hyperemia, and blood flow steal. In addition, several common systemic and cardiac abnormalities that could affect differential diagnosis are presented.