What is the focus of medical history in patients with hemorrhagic stroke?

Updated: Apr 22, 2019
  • Author: David S Liebeskind, MD, FAAN, FAHA, FANA; Chief Editor: Andrew K Chang, MD, MS  more...
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Obtaining an adequate history includes determining the onset and progression of symptoms, as well as assessing for risk factors and possible causative events.

A history of trauma, even if minor, may be important, as extracranial arterial dissections can result in ischemic stroke.


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