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Table 1 Characteristics of patients with a positive answer to the conjugated eye deviation question (n = 81)

From: Emergency medical dispatchers’ ability to identify large vessel occlusion stroke during emergency calls

  n, (%), [Q1–Q3]
Median age, years 75 [62–90]
Gender male 36 (44)
Location of the EMS mission
 Private residence 48 (59)
 Healthcare facility / nursing home / assisted living 22 (27)
 Public location 11 (14)
Medical Historya
 Hypertension 53 (65)
 Diabetes 25 (31)
 Atrial fibrillation 21 (26)
 Dementia 21 (26)
 Previous CVA 23 (28)
 Existing advance care planning 17 (21)
Gaze deviation
 Verified by the paramedics 9 (11)
 Verified in the ED 8 (10)
ED diagnosis
 AIS 24 (30)
  treated with MT 2
 Spontaneous ICH 4 (5)
 Traumatic ICH 3 (4)
 Epileptic seizure 6 (7)
 Infection 5 (6)
 Symptom-based diagnosis 13 (16)
 Hypoglycaemia 2 (3)
 Aftermath of CVA 3 (4)
 Intoxication 3 (4)
 Other 8 (10)
  (traumatic brain injury, mydriasis, hypotension, kidney failure, arthritis, hydrocephalus, gluteal trauma, monitoring)  
 No ED admission 10 (12)
  1. aDescribed in the ED admission report
  2. AIS Acute ischemic stroke, CVA Cerebrovascular accident, ED Emergency department, EMS Emergency medical services, ICH Intracerebral haemorrhage, MT Mechanical thrombectomy