Stroke Quiz Answers

BoomER Emergency Room Survival Guide_EbookStroke Quiz Answers

Answers to the Stroke Quiz on page 261 of BoomER Emergency Room Survival Guide:

  1. Name 3 signs or symptoms of a stroke: (Hint: see Page 252 in BoomER) — sudden numbness or weakness in an arm or leg, headache, dizziness,┬áchanges in vision or loss of vision in one eye, sudden confusion, difficulty understanding what others say, drooping on one side of the mouth with slurring of speech.
  2. Name 3 signs or symptoms of a TIA or ministroke: Same as those of a stroke (see question #1). Note: TIA symptoms strike like lightening and usually last less than 60 minutes then resolve.
  3. 3 Stroke risk factors: Some major risks include high blood pressure, diabetes, atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat), smoking, sedentary lifestyle, high cholesterol.
  4. Which of the following is most likely to be directly associated with a stroke or TIA? Answer: Very abrupt onset of symptoms. Recall, TIA or stroke strike like lightening.
  5. Which of the following is most likely to be associated with a stroke or TIA? Answer: Sudden weakness or tingling on one side of the body.
  6. Why is it so important to find out if rapid onset brain-related symptoms that come and go within minutes was likely or unlikely to be a mini-stroke (TIA)? Answer (see page 251 in book): TIA sufferers have a 25% risk for suffering a full-blown stroke, heart attack, repeat TIA or death within 90 days of the first warning!