What history should be elicited in younger patients with suspected ischemic stroke?

Updated: May 27, 2020
  • Author: Edward C Jauch, MD, MS, FAHA, FACEP; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Answer

In younger patients, elicit a history of the following:

  • Recent trauma

  • Coagulopathies

  • Illicit drug use (especially cocaine)

  • Migraines

  • Oral contraceptive use


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