Your doctor will want to know about your medical history and your risk factors for stroke (hypertension, smoking, diabetes, certain types of heart disease, family history of stroke). Your doctor will examine you, paying specific attention to your blood pressure and your heart, and will perform a neurological examination.
To diagnose and classify your stroke, your doctor will require an imaging test of the brain. Several brain imaging tests can be useful, including a computed...Read more
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