02.08.18

Follow-up Insufficient After Retinal Infarction

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Patients with retinal infarction appear to be falling through the cracks when it comes to appropriate evaluation for risk for further stroke, according to a report in Medscape.

A new study shows that only 8% of patients with a retinal infarction are seen by a neurologist even though  they're at high risk for an ischemic stroke.

Furthermore, only about a third of these patients get brain imaging or receive heart rhythm monitoring, and less than a quarter undergo echocardiography.

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