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Which of the following are true regarding the risk of ischaemic stroke?
The risk of stroke after a transient ischaemic event (TIA) is approximately 5% at 1 week.
Prognostic indicators of stroke after TIA include: age >60 years, diabetes mellitus, duration of symptoms longer than an hour, high blood pressure.
Mortality of admitted stroke patients is approximately 5–10%
80% of stroke syndromes are ischaemic in origin, 25% of which are cardioembolic.
Which of the following are true of investigation of ischaemic stroke?
An electrocardiograph should be routinely performed for patients presenting with a …
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