It seems Mr Tanner has likely had a left-sided total anterior circulation infarct (TACI). You know that his prognosis is poor with 1 year mortality at 60%, with 36% of those surviving being functionally dependant.
Well, thatís not very good news is it?
What are our treatment options:
...immediate transfer to nursing home?
...admit to the stroke unit?
...admit to the general medical team?
...try thrombolysis and endovascular thrombectomy to restore flow and salvage the ischaemic penumbra?