Stroke and Stroke Mimics
Estimated time to complete session: 75 mins.
Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:
1. Explain common reasons for errors in diagnosis of stroke vs stroke mimics.
2. Identify key diagnostic evidence to differentiate acute stroke from common stroke mimics.
3. Establish an evidence-based algorithmic protocol for patients presenting with neurological signs and symptoms to evaluate for mimics vs. cerebrovascular event.
4. Analyze the evidence regarding the safety of use of thrombolytic therapy in the presence of an uncertain stroke diagnosis.
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Ahmed Mian, Hon.B.Sc., B.Ed., M.D. (CCFP-EM) – Staff Emergency Physician Humber River Hospital (HRH) and University Health Network (UHN); Medical Director, Medical Undergraduate/Graduate, HRH; Investigative Coroner, Province of Ontario; Faculty Member DFCM/EM University of Toronto and Queens’ University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- 1.25 AAFP prescribed