In this podcast we review strokes of the posterior circulation- from anatomy to presentation, diagnosis to prognosis.


Core Content





Review Questions:

      1. Define the posterior circulation of the brain.
      2. Name the 4 largest vessels originating from the vertebrobasilar system.
      3. What are the major structures supplied by the vertebrobasilar system? (there are 5)
      4. What are the symptoms of a posterior circulation CVA?
      5. What elements of history and physical exam are most important in distinguishing peripheral from central acute vestibular syndrome?
      6. When do patients with posterior circulation CVA decompensate? What is it from? What are the most consistent signs of progression to this?
      7. What are the modes of therapy for patients with space occupying edema?



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     Posterior Circulation CVA- Core Content

  1.  Posterior Circulation CVA- Deep Dive, coming soon



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