Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with basilar artery thrombosis?

Updated: Jan 11, 2019
  • Author: Salvador Cruz-Flores, MD, MPH, FAHA, FCCM, FAAN, FACP, FANA; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Physical and occupational therapy should be started soon after admission, depending on the condition of the patient. Once the symptoms have stabilized, the patient should be mobilized out of bed and allowed full physical and occupational therapy activities.

Speech therapy should address the concerns of aspiration in patients with profound dysarthria and depressed cough reflex.


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