Case Study: 70-year-old male with poorly controlled blood pressure and hyperlipidemia who presents after an episode of lightheadness that resulted in a fall. He complained of left-hand numbness and visual disturbances that resolved after 15 min. Physical examination showed irregular heart rhythm, tachycardia and hypertension.
More information about patient: onset unilateral weakness, smokers ½ pack per day. Alcohol: single shot of whiskey most nights. He has post-stroke depression.
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Main diagnoses: Stroke
Differential Diagnoses with rationales
· 1- Transient ischemic attack (TIA)
· 2- Seizure:
The diagnostic Plan:
Identify lab, radiology, or other test need it for the main diagnosis of Stroke
Specific Treatment Plan, Education and Follow up: include medication name, dosage and frequency; patient/ family; appropriate follow up plan and consults when appropriate based on appropriate clinical guidelines.