Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2016180
Title: Outpatient management of transient ischaemic attack
Authors: LOH WENG KEONG VICTOR 
SOON TUCK LOONG, DEREK 
YEO LEONG LITT,LEONARD 
Keywords: Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Medicine, General & Internal
General & Internal Medicine
ischaemic stroke
outpatient
TIA
PERIPHERAL-VASCULAR-DISEASE
ASSOCIATION-STROKE-COUNCIL
HEALTH-CARE PROFESSIONALS
CARDIOVASCULAR-RADIOLOGY
ENDOVASCULAR TREATMENT
SECONDARY PREVENTION
RISK
INTERVENTION
DIPYRIDAMOLE
DEFINITION
Issue Date: 1-Dec-2016
Publisher: SINGAPORE MEDICAL ASSOC
Citation: LOH WENG KEONG VICTOR, SOON TUCK LOONG, DEREK, YEO LEONG LITT,LEONARD (2016-12-01). Outpatient management of transient ischaemic attack. SINGAPORE MEDICAL JOURNAL 57 (12) : 658-662. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2016180
Abstract: © 2016, Singapore Medical Association. All right reserved. Mr Chong, a 63-year-old retired, right-handed Chinese man, hurriedly walked over to your clinic after feeling a sudden, transient episode of weakness in his left arm and face. He had noticed the weakness on waking that morning. At first, he could hardly raise his shoulder, and was only able to move his fingers with great difficulty. About 15 minutes later, while trying to get dressed, he noticed the strength in his arm returning and his face returning to normal. He had been on amlodipine for hypertension and simvastatin for hyperlipidaemia over the past two years, and had been smoking for the past ten years. He apologetically admitted that he had run out of medication two weeks ago. His blood pressure was 170/100 mmHg and his heart rate was regular at 88 beats/min. You noted that his speech was clear and gait normal. On further neurological examination, neither upper or lower limb weakness nor numbness was detected bilaterally, and there were no signs of cerebellar dysfunction.
Source Title: SINGAPORE MEDICAL JOURNAL
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/162770
ISSN: 0037-5675
DOI: 10.11622/smedj.2016180
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