Cerebrovascular Disease

B2. Cerebrovascular Disease
B2.1 Recognize the signs and symptoms of a CVA (Cerebrovascular Accident) based on an appropriate history and physical.
B2.2 List a differential diagnosis for the patient presenting with CVA signs and symptoms
B2.3 Identify key risk factors for cerebrovascular disease
B2.4 Counsel and create a plan for primary prevention and secondary prevention of stroke, including lifestyle and non-pharmacological factors
B2.5 Describe the management of an acute presentation of CVA in an outpatient office setting
B2.6 Describe the initial work-up of a patient who presents with a CVA to look for causes of an embolus


Diagnosis of Acute Stroke

Yew KS, Cheng EM. Diagnosis of acute stroke. Am Fam Physician. 2015;91(8):528-536. doi: d11954 [pii].

TIA - Part 1 - Diagnosis and Evaluation

Simmons BB, Cirignano B, Gadegbeku AB. Transient ischemic attack: Part I. diagnosis and evaluation. Am Fam Physician. 2012;86(6):521-526. doi: d10500 [pii].

Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations for Secondary Prevention

Coutts SB, Wein TH, Lindsay MP, et al. Canadian stroke best practice recommendations: Secondary prevention of stroke guidelines, update 2014. Int J Stroke. 2015;10(3):282-291. doi: 10.1111/ijs.12439 [doi].

CHADS2 Scorecard

Heart Rhythm Society. CHADS2 Risk Assessment for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation. 2011. Available at www.HRSonline.org