Neurology Quiz #26: Brain Ischemia and Types of Strokes

1. A 72-year-old man with a history of atrial fibrillation presents to the emergency department with sudden onset of left-sided weakness and difficulty speaking. A non-contrast CT scan of the head shows no abnormalities. Which of the following is the most likely type of stroke the patient is experiencing? 

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2. A 55-year-old woman with a history of poorly controlled hypertension and smoking presents with acute confusion, vomiting, and a severe headache. A CT scan reveals a "star-shaped" area of bleeding. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis? 

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3. A 68-year-old man with type 2 diabetes mellitus is brought to the emergency department with sudden onset right facial droop, right arm weakness, and difficulty speaking. Which area of the brain is most likely affected? 

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4. A 30-year-old woman is diagnosed with a stroke following sudden onset of vertigo, diplopia, and dysphagia. She has a history of migraines. Which of the following is the most likely type of stroke? 

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5. A 60-year-old man with a history of smoking and high cholesterol wakes up with numbness and weakness in his left leg. He has no other symptoms. A CT scan shows no abnormalities. Which cerebral artery is most likely affected by ischemia? 

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