Acute CVA and TIA
- Assess patients with underlying risk factors for stroke.
- State the 2009 AHA/ASA definition of TIA and describe the recommended evaluation.
- Formulate plans to assist patients in making behavioral modifications (such as smoking, lowering high blood pressure) to decrease their risk of having a stroke.
- Propose appropriate treatment options to improve outcomes in patients who suffer a stroke.
- Assist patients and caregivers in identifying resources and dealing with the after effects of stroke.
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Robert Dachs, MD, FAAP, Assistant Director, Department of Emergency Medicine, Ellis Hospital, Schenectady, New York; Clinical Assistant Professor, Ellis Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program, Albany Medical college, Albany, New York
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