The following are some of the tests you may have during your hospital stay.
These are used to look for
stroke risks or conditions that may have led to your stroke. Blood tests are done to check:
You may have problems with swallowing or moving your mouth. This can make you cough or choke on food or drinks. Swallow tests are used to help find the cause of these problems.
There are two types of swallow tests:
These are done to find the area of the brain affected by the stroke, make an early prognosis and rule out other medical conditions.
Members of your health care team will make you as comfortable as possible. Tell someone if you are uncomfortable in closed-in spaces.
Heart problems increase your risk of having a stroke. Common heart problems include:
Some of the most common tests used to check your heart are:
After the TEE, members of your health care team will make sure you can safely swallow before you can eat or drink.
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