Identifying the cause of Vertigo can be very tricky. Not only are the differences sometimes subtle but making an incorrect diagnosis can result in significant morbidity. To make it even harder investigations such as MRI are not easily available. In this post Dr Lucy Miller examines the HINTS exam and a diagnostic approach to vertigo before looking at some of the main differentials.

It is worth mentioning that the HINTS exam is not well validated for use by Emergency Practitioners and is pretty tricky to perform, but if you want to use it then this is a link to the you tube video mentioned in the slides.

Dr Lucy Miller, one of our ACCS trainees has written this months Theme of the Fortnight presentation. It has been peer reviewed by Dr Luke Iddon.

 

 

Tom Mitchell
Author: Tom Mitchell

Emergency Medicine Consultant UK