Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How?
-Risk factors for stroke: HTN, HLD, DM, obese, old age, tobacco
-If young and have stroke: then think trauma (vertebral dissection), autoimmune disease, hypercoaguable state, or congenital heart disease
¤What to ask?
-Ask about blood pressure, if its low (then they may still have a stroke but need to consider hemodynamic deficit)
-Ask about last time normal (time when they didn’t have any neurological deficits)
-Ask about what deficiencies they are having (speech issues, weakness, numbness)