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Symptoms and complaints reported Abrupt loss of vision and difficulty speaking Reported sudden loss of strength and co-ordinationmostly in left sideaccompanied by loss of balance The patient had suffered a stroke Because the clinical manifestations of hypertension cannot be diagnosed it can only be recognized when complications occur in target organs such as the heart in this instance Medical History Has history of high blood pressure and high cholesterol Sedentary lifestyle Heavy smoker Absence of all other major illnesses noted Family History No siblings Father is a heavy smoker and has had two strokes in the past three years Mother suffers from obesity Grandparents died of old age and not of a major illness No other major illness noted Social History No heavy drinking Smokes 2-3 packs of light cigarettes daily Sedentary lifestyle Lives alone Works full time as sales executive Physical assessment High blood pressure of 13095 High cholesterol Overweight height is 180cm at 120kgs Pulse is 95bpm Temperature is 366C Respiratory rate is 18 Patient is somewhat confused and suffers from blurred vision slurred speech and loss of balance Tests CT scan Computed tomography CT scans are completed with the use of a 360-degree x-ray beam and computer production of images These scans allow for cross-sectional views of body organs and tissues CT scans are used to image a wide variety of body structures and internal organs Since the 1990s CT equipment has become more affordable and available In some diagnoses CT scans have become the first imaging exam of choice Because the computerized image is so sharp focused and three-dimensional many tissues can be better differentiated than on standard x rays Common CT indications include Sinus studies The CT scan can show details of a sinusitis and bone fractures Physicians may order CT of the sinuses to provide an accurate map for surgery Brain studies Brain scans can detect haematomas tumors and strokes The introduction of CT scanning especially spiral CT has
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