<< Cervical Artery Dissection: Early Recognition and Stroke Prevention (Stroke CME, Trauma CME and Pharmacology CME)


Although the incidence of cervical artery dissections is low, it remains a common cause of strokes in the younger population. Many of the patients arrive either obtunded or with vague complaints, making the diagnosis difficult. Since early treatment reduces the risk of stroke, this diagnosis should be considered in select patients presenting with headache, neck pain, TIA, or stroke. 

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