Individualizing Cardiovascular Evaluation After Acute Cerebrovascular Ischemia

While cerebrovascular disease and cardiovascular disease are fundamentally linked, the acute evaluation of these entities differs. Guideline-driven secondary stroke prevention is informed by focused cardiac evaluation, but this workup may miss hidden coronary artery disease (CAD).1 Which patients with stroke require intensified cardiovascular evaluation? Optimally, this question is answered by precision medicine, in which diagnosis and treatment are based on individual characteristics.2

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