Non-contrast CT is the initial diagnostic test to evaluate for acute ischemia and rule out hemorrhage.
Patient experiencing ischemic stroke.in acute setting.
Apply key concepts in diagnosis and management of acute ischemic stroke.
- Recognize patients with acute stroke.
- Understand initial management strategies for patients with acute stroke
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