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Diagnostic Tests for Cerebrovascular symptoms

Diagnostic Test list for Cerebrovascular symptoms:

The list of diagnostic tests mentioned in various sources as used in the diagnosis of Cerebrovascular symptoms includes:

  • Physical examination
    • Pulse and blood pressure
    • Cranial nerve examination including visual acuity and visual fields, pupils and eye movements, facial muscles and facial sensation, hearing, gag reflex and tongue
    • Examine gait
    • Examine upper and lower limbs noting tone, power, reflexes, co-ordination and sensation
    • Listen to carotid arteries for bruits (sign of reduced blood flow to brain)
  • Blood tests
    • Full blood count to detect polycythaemia, infection or inflammation
    • Electrolytes and renal function tests
    • Blood glucose
    • Syphilis serology to detect possible neurosyphilis
    • Clotting screen if appropriate (antithrombin III deficiency, protein C or S deficiency, lupus anticoagulant)
    • Lupus erythematosus serology e.g. antinuclear antibodies, double stranded DNA, cardiolipin antibodies
    • Blood cultures if any chance of bacterial endocarditis
  • Electrocardiogram - to detect atrial fibrillation.
  • Radiological tests
    • CT Scan Brain - will distinguish the site of the stroke; distinguish between hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke; rule out brain tumor and subdural haematoma(localized hemorrhage outside the brain).
    • MRI Brain can detect changes of stroke within a few hours
    • Chest X-Ray - may detect large heart due to high blood pressure; detect pneumonia that may be a complication of stroke.
    • Carotid Doppler to detect Carotid artery stenosis. If over 70% stenosis may benefit from surgery
    • Echocardiogram - to detect valvular heart disease or evidence of endocarditis.
    • Cerebral angiogram - if considering surgery.

Home Diagnostic Testing

These home medical tests may be relevant to Cerebrovascular symptoms causes:

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Cerebrovascular symptoms:

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Conditions listing medical complications: Cerebrovascular symptoms:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Cerebrovascular symptoms' or similar listed as a medical complication in our database.

 

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