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Clinical Reasoning: An 83-year-old woman with acute right-sided weakness and chest pressure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23267037     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
An 83-year-old right-handed woman presented to the emergency department with right arm and leg weakness. The patient had been feeling well until 1 hour before arrival when she noted that her right hand became clumsy while typing. When she tried to stand, she found that she could not walk because of right leg weakness. The patient denied other complaints until specifically asked about chest pain or pressure. Accompanying her weakness was a moderate-severity sensation of chest pressure without pain or shortness of breath. Because of her symptoms, she called a friend who took her to the emergency department.
Authors:
Gioacchino G Curiale; Joseph L Schindler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurology     Volume:  80     ISSN:  1526-632X     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurology     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401060     Medline TA:  Neurology     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e8-e11     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
From the Yale Department of Neurology, Yale New Haven Stroke Center, CT.
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