Your follow-up will happen in the hospital after the initial diagnosis. There, the physician on call will take a full medical history. This is important because there are medical factors that cause symptoms similar to strokes, but they’re not actually a stroke. Or, maybe you’re taking medications that have a similar effect or that could have even actually caused the stroke. After that, you may be rushed to a number of tests, including a CAT scan, a cartoid ultrasound or an angiogram. These exams are all different ways to do different things, but they each give your doctor a complete picture of the story. This helps them determine what kind of stroke you had and therefore what treatment should be used on you.