Case 1: Mr McTavish

photo portrait of Mr McTavishMr McTavish is 54 years old.

He had a right total anterior circulation infarct (TACI) whilst on a golfing holiday abroad. He was treated locally in a general medical ward but didn’t access stroke rehabilitation services. He was flown back to Scotland 3 weeks later. His transfer letter reported a severe weakness throughout the left side, with sensory loss. He had a homonymous hemianopia with visuospatial inattention.

He is 1.72m, and weighs 75 kg, he is married with 2 grown-up children and works as a self employed accountant. He drinks socially, smokes 10 cigarettes a day and exercises moderately playing golf twice a week. He has no other known medical conditions.

Page last reviewed: 17 Feb 2020