Total anterior circulation infarct
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|Total anterior circulation infarct|
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Circle of Willis. Anterior circulation represented by top half of diagram.
Total Anterior Circulation Stroke Syndrome (TACS) refers to the symptoms of a patient who clinically appears to have suffered from a total anterior circulation infarct, but who has not yet had any diagnostic imaging (e.g. CT Scan) to confirm the diagnosis.
It is diagnosed when it causes all 3 of the following symptoms:
- Higher dysfunction
- Homonymous hemianopia
- Motor and Sensory Defects (≥2/3 of face, arm, leg)
For more information, see stroke.