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What is the definition of Stroke?

Stroke shall mean any cerebrovascular Accident or incident producing neurological functional impairment, with objective neurological abnormal signs on physical examination, lasting at least four (4) weeks. Infarction of brain tissue, haemorrhage and embolism from an extra-cranial source are included. The diagnosis of Stroke must be based on changes seen in a CT scan or MRI and such functional impairment must be confirmed by a Registered Medical Practitioner who is a neurologist.

The following are excluded:

(a) Cerebral symptoms due to transient ischaemic attacks;

(b) Cerebral symptoms due to migraine; and

(c) Vascular Disease affecting the eye or optic nerve or vestibular functions.

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