Acute vertigo: Could it be a stroke, Part IV

A Checklist for the Initial Examination of a Patient with Vertigo, Part IV This checklist is something I came up with at the suggestion of a local family practice physician that said, “Can you give me a checklist of the things I should be looking for, with management recommendations?” A word of caution, this checklist…

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Acute vertigo –Could it be a stroke ? Part I

This is the first of a five part series on how to differentiate stroke from inner ear disease in acute vertigo. The main symptoms of cerebellar stroke (CS) are dizziness, nausea, vomiting, gait instability (unsteadiness while walking) , and headaches. This presents some difficulty because these symptoms are most often associated with common benign disorders…

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