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Sunday 6 May 2012

Diagnosis for Stroke

If you experience symptoms of stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA), your doctor will ask about your medical history and any recent events may be related to your symptoms.

After a physical and neurological examination, complementary tests may be performed to confirm the diagnosis. They may include brain images obtained using computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or analysis of brain electrical activity demonstrated by electroencephalography (EEG).

In addition, other tests such as angiography or Doppler ultrasound, among others, are often useful to evaluate blood flow in the vessels and detect arterial obstruction. Further analysis could include blood tests, chest x-rays and examinations of the heart as an electrocardiographic (ECG a) or ultrasound (ultrasound).

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