NB: carotid artery dissection is a cause of anterior circulation stroke and vertebral artery dissection is a cause of posterior circulation stroke. Think about dissection if there is neck pain, the patient is young or there is associated trauma.
Investigations and management
See acute management notes on stroke
What are three risk factors for ischaemic strokes?
Age, AF, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, hypercholesterolaemia, smoking, obesity, family history