At discharge, what is included in patient education about posterior cerebral artery (PCA) stroke?

Updated: Jul 30, 2018
  • Author: Erek K Helseth, MD; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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At discharge, all patients who have had a stroke should be counseled about the symptoms and signs of acute stroke. They should know that the major symptoms of stroke include the following:

  • Sudden loss of vision

  • Sudden loss of ability to speak or understand speech

  • Sudden weakness on 1 side of the body

  • Sudden loss of sensation on 1 side of body

  • Sudden onset of incoordination


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