Stroke: Case Study
This case study forms part of the Stroke Course
History of Presenting Condition
Michael is a 61 year old Senior Partner in a Law Firm. While eating breakfast Michael experienced sudden onset slurring of speech, had facial droop on his left hand side with weakness in left side upper and lower limbs. Michael's wife Mary spotted these sudden onset of symptoms and immediately called for an ambulance, which arrived within 15 mins.
Past Medical History
Asthma - Dx Aged 8
Hypertension Grade 1 - Dx 5 years ago
Prediabetes - Dx 3 years ago
Ventolin (As Required - Not Required for over 1 Year)
61 Year Old Senior Partner at a Law Firm, recently reduced working hours 20 - 30 hours per week, previously worked 50 - 60 Hours
Planning on retirement in 1 - 2 years
Lives in a Bungalow with his wife Mary, who is a recently Retired Teacher.
2 Adult Children, both married with their own children - 1 lives close by, the other lives overseas.
Lifestyle Changes implmented over past 2 - 3 Years foloowing Dx Prediabetes.
Outside work he enjoys golf, usually playing at least 2-3 per week. Also enjoys playing Bridge with Friends.
Took up walking 3 Years ago following Dx Prediabetes. Walks 5 - 6 days per week for between 30 - 45 mins
Ex-Smoker - Hx Smoking 30 Years x 10 - 15/day - Quit 3 Years ago following Dx PrediabetesSocial Beer Drinker 10 - 15 Standard Drinks per week with 3 - 4 per session, although sometimes after Golf may be more.