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Posterior circulation ischaemic stroke

The purpose of this activity is to review the causes of posterior circulation ischaemic stroke, review the signs and symptoms of posterior circulation ischaemic stroke, review the investigations for posterior circulation ischaemic stroke, review the management of posterior circulation ischaemic stroke, and review the secondary prevention strategies in patients with posterior circulation ischaemic stroke.

Learning outcomes

1) Review the causes of posterior circulation ischaemic stroke;

2) Review the signs and symptoms of posterior circulation ischaemic stroke;

3) Review the investigations for posterior circulation ischaemic stroke;

4) Review the management of posterior circulation ischaemic stroke;

5) Review the secondary prevention strategies in patients with posterior circulation ischaemic stroke.

Written by:

BMJ and the Cleveland Clinic

BMJ and the Cleveland Clinic

Authors/Faculty:

Áine Merwick and David Werring

Áine Merwick and David Werring

Biography :

Áine Merwick is a stroke and metabolic medicine clinical fellow at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London, UK

Biography :

David Werring is a reader in clinical neurology at the Stroke Research Group, UCL Institute of Neurology, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London WC1N 3BG, UK

Disclosure :

We have read and understood BMJ policy on declaration of interests and declare the following interests: ÁM reports salary funding from the Health Service Executive (HSE) Ireland/Dr Richard Steeven’s scholarship, and has received unrestricted educational grants towards travel and accommodation costs for attendance at conferences from Boehringer Ingelheim, Pfizer Healthcare, Lundbeck, and Biogen Idec. DW reports educational grants from Allergan; he also receives research support from the Stroke Association and the British Heart Foundation. Part of this work was undertaken at UCLH/UCL which received a proportion of funding from the Department of Health’s NIHR Biomedical Research Centres funding scheme.

Activity Directors:

William D Carey, MD and Dr Sophie Cook

William D Carey, MD and Dr Sophie Cook

Biography :

William D Carey, MD is Director, Center for Continuing Education, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio. Dr Sophie Cook is an Assistant Editor, British Medical Journal, London.

Disclosure :

We declare no financial interests, commercial affiliations, or conflicts of interest.

CME Disclaimer :

The information in this educational activity is provided for general medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition. The viewpoints expressed in this CME activity are those of the authors/faculty. They do not represent an endorsement by any of the accreditors. In no event will any of the accreditors be liable for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon the information provided through this CME activity.

Last updated

19 May 2014

Release date

19 May 2014

Expiration date

19 May 2016

Accreditation

Accreditor credit Accreditation statement
Australian College of Nursing 1 credit, 1:00 hour ACN 3LP participants can claim 1 CNE point per hour of active learning for modules that are directly related to their area of nursing practice (no limit).
Austrian Academy of Physicians 1 credit, 1:00 hour BMJ Learning modules have been certified for DFT Punkte. DFT Punkte are accepted in Austria
BMJ Learning 1 credit, 1:00 hour BMJ Learning has assigned one hour of credit to this module
Bhutan Medical and Health Council 1 credit, 1:00 hour Bhutan Medical and Health Council has formally accredited all BMJ Learning online modules for continuous professional development. Bhutan Medical and Health Council will accept the CME credit provided by BMJ Learning to any registered members of Bhutan Medical and Health Council for renewal of their registration.
Delhi Medical Council 1 credit, 1:00 hour The Delhi Medical Council recognises BMJ Learning as being accredited for the purpose of continuous medical education (CME)/continuous professional development (CPD). Doctors can thus claim continuous professional development credits for their activity in BMJ Learning. Completion of one module is considered the equivalent of 1 credit or 1 hour of learning.
Dubai Health Authority 1 credit, 1:00 hour BMJ Learning is approved as a CME resource by the Dubai Health Authority (accreditation number 0254/11)
Iraqi Ministry of Health 1 credit, 1:00 hour The Iraq Ministry of Health has accredited BMJ Learning for the purposes of CME. One module is the equivalent of one hour or one credit point.
Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization 1 credit, 1:00 hour Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization (KIMS) of the Ministry of Health, State of Kuwait is the authority responsible for organising all aspects of postgraduate training of medical practitioners and other health professionals in Kuwait. Users within Kuwait can claim one hour or one credit per hour of learning completed.
Pakistan Society of Family Physicians 1 credit, 1:00 hour The Pakistan Society of Family Physicians has assigned 1 hour of credit to this module.
Royal Australasian College of Physicians 1:00 hour The RACP does not accredit CPD activities, but MyCPD Program guidelines state that fellows can claim a maximum of 50 credits per year for online learning under 'Category 6 - Other Learning Activities'.
The Colleges of Medicine of South Africa 3 credits The Colleges of Medicine of South Africa has accredited this BMJ Learning module (accreditation number: MDB014/254/06/2010)
The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners 1 credit, 1:00 hour RNZCGP endorses the British Medical Journal online CME programmes
Trinidad and Tobago Medical Association 0.5 credits, 1:00 hour The Trinidad and Tobago Medical Association has accredited BMJ Learning. One module equates to 0.5 credits.
UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention 1 credit, 1:00 hour This Program has been awarded 1 CPD Credit Hour by the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention.
University of Health Sciences Lahore 1 credit, 1:00 hour University of Health Sciences Lahore has assigned 1 hour of credit to this module.