Part 2: Ischemic Stroke: Evaluation, Treatment, and Prevention

Matthew Brandon Maas, MD, and Joseph E. Safdieh, MD

Dr. Maas is a fellow in Stroke and Neurocritical Care, Harvard Medical School, Departments of Neurology, Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women’s Hospitals, Boston, MA. Dr. Safdieh is an assistant professor of neurology, Department of Neurology and Neuroscience, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY.

Question 3

Which diagnostic step is least relevant to the evaluation of stroke in this patient?

  •  Echocardiogram to assess for low ejection fraction
    or aortic stenosis
  •  Holter monitoring to assess for arrhythmia
  •  Imaging of the carotid arteries
  •  Imaging of the intracranial arteries to assess
    for proximal MCA stenosis

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