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BrainWaves: A Neurology Podcast

Jan 24, 2019

In 2016, Dr. Ali Hamedani summarized the basic principles underlying a neurologic evaluation for acute dizziness--the acute vestibular syndrome. We've remastered the prior show, and added in a few new factoids for ya in this 2019 remake. Enjoy!

Produced by James E. Siegler. Music courtesy of John Bartman and Kevin McLeod. Sound effects by Mike Koenig and Daniel Simion. BrainWaves' podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used for clinical decision making. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @brainwavesaudio for the latest updates to the podcast.


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