Rare Stroke Presentations EMTs Must Identify

EMTs, or emergency medical technicians, need to be able to recognize and respond to a wide range of medical emergencies. This includes being able to recognize uncommon strokes, which can present with different symptoms than the more common ischemic or hemorrhagic strokes. Uncommon strokes may include conditions such as venous sinus thrombosis, carotid artery dissection, or cortical vein thrombosis. It is crucial for EMTs to be educated on the signs and symptoms of these less common strokes in order to provide appropriate care and referral to a specialist for further evaluation and treatment.