Tag Archives: Pathophysiology

12 Lead ECG and Stroke, pt. 1 (Overview)

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15-30% of strokes are cardioembolic and 60-90% of stroke patients present with ECG abnormalities. (Source) So let me ask you some questions. Is it important to obtain a 12 lead ECG during a suspected acute stroke in the prehospital setting? Why? Why not? Does it really matter either way? Before we discuss the answer… Here’s the abnormalities you’re likely to […]