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Despite the use of validated prehospital stroke scales, stroke mimics are frequent among patients transported by Emergency Medical Services to the Emergency Department. We aimed to describe the frequency and characteristics of neurological and non-neurological mimics transported to a comprehensive stroke center for acute stroke evaluation.
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Name: Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association
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A condition caused by the failure of body to dissipate heat in an excessively hot environment or during PHYSICAL EXERTION in a hot environment. Contrast to HEAT EXHAUSTION, the body temperature in heat stroke patient is dangerously high with red, hot skin accompanied by DELUSIONS; CONVULSIONS; or COMA. It can be a life-threatening emergency and is most common in infants and the elderly.
Restoration of functions to the maximum degree possible in a person or persons suffering from a stroke.
Services specifically designed, staffed, and equipped for the emergency care of patients.
Professionals responsible for relaying calls for the deployment of EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES.
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