What is included in patient education for 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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Since a delay in receiving emergency care is the major reason why patients cannot be treated with thrombolytic therapy, patients and their caregivers must be taught what to do if a stroke occurs. Patients should be instructed to call an ambulance (ie, call 911) if they or their friends/relatives suffer from any of the above symptoms.

For patient education information, see the Brain and Nervous System Center and the Cholesterol Center, as well as Stroke, High Cholesterol, and Cholesterol FAQs.


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