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Theme: Ischaemic stroke
  1. Michael Davey1,2
  1. 1Emergency Department, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia
  2. 2Division Acute Care Medicine, University of Adelaide, South Australia
  1. Correspondence to Michael Davey, Emergency Department, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia; michael.davey{at}

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Question 1

Which of the following are true regarding the risk of ischaemic stroke?

  1. The risk of stroke after a transient ischaemic event (TIA) is approximately 5% at 1 week.

  2. Prognostic indicators of stroke after TIA include: age >60 years, diabetes mellitus, duration of symptoms longer than an hour, high blood pressure.

  3. Mortality of admitted stroke patients is approximately 5–10%

  4. 80% of stroke syndromes are ischaemic in origin, 25% of which are cardioembolic.

Question 2

Which of the following are true of investigation of ischaemic stroke?

  1. An electrocardiograph should be routinely performed for patients presenting with a …

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