Published in IJCP March 2018
American Family Physician
Diagnosis of Acute Stroke
March 04, 2018 | Kenneth S. Yew, Eric M. Cheng

Stroke can be categorized as ischemic stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage, or subarachnoid hemorrhage. Awakening with or experiencing the abrupt onset of focal neurologic deficits is the hallmark of the diagnosis of ischemic stroke. The most common presenting symptoms of ischemic stroke are speech di