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    STROKE A stroke is caused by an interruption of the blood supply to part of the brain. The term ‘stroke’ comes from the fact that it usually happens without any warning‚ ‘striking’ the person from out of the blue. Stroke is a medical emergency. If you suspect someone is having a stroke‚ call 999. Worldwide‚ every year 2 in every 1‚000 people have a stroke. Five out of six strokes happen in people over the age of 60. Most strokes are caused by blockages (usually blood clots) disrupting the brain’s

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    OUTLINE I. Introduction II. What is a stroke? A. Symptoms of a stroke B. Factors leading to strokes 1. Medical conditions that increase your stroke risk 2. Controllable risk factors 3. Uncontrollable risk factors III. Diagnose and treatment A. How a stroke is diagnosed . The status of stroke: Statistical information

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    Influence of availability of clinical history on detection of early stroke Using unenhanced CT and diffusion-weighted MR imaging Source Mullins ME‚ Lev MH‚ Schellingerhout D‚ Koroshetz WJ‚ Gonzalez RG‚ Department of Radiology‚ Division of Neuroradiology‚ Massachusetts General Hospital‚ 55 Fruit St.‚ Boston‚ MA 02114‚ USA. OBJECTIVE: The radiologic diagnosis of stroke requires accurate detection and appropriate interpretation of relevant imaging findings; both detection and interpretation

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    Stroke Name Herzing University Stroke Sensory perception is the way our body receives stimulus‚ that stimulus then creates a nerve impulse‚ and that nerve impulse is sent to a part of the brain to interpret that information. We use our nose‚ mouth‚ ears‚ eyes‚ and touch‚ to see the experience the world around us. People recovering from strokes may have a hard time adjusting to life depending on the severity of the stroke and what part of the brain becomes affected. One of the ways a stroke

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    Stroke Definition: A stroke is the sudden death of the cells in a specific area of the brain caused by inadequate blood flow. Another name for it is cerebral vascular accident (CVA). A stroke is also called a brain attack. Description: A stroke occurs when an artery bursts or becomes closed when a blood clot lodges in it and blood flow is interrupted to that part of the brain. Blood circulating to that area of the brain served by the artery stops at the point of rupture‚ and the brain tissue

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    Stroke What is stroke? A stroke is a serious medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. Strokes are a medical emergency and prompt treatment is essential because the sooner a person receives treatment for a stroke‚ the less damage is likely to happen. Ischemic strokes Ischaemic strokes‚ the most common type of stroke‚ occur when blood clots block the flow of blood to the brain. Blood clots typically form in areas where the arteries have been narrowed

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    General Information 3 Types Ischemic Stroke 4 Hemorrhagic Stroke 5 Stroke Warning Signs .6 Risk Factors Treatable Risk Factors 7 How a CVA is Diagnosed 8 Medical Treatment Emergency and Rehabilitation .9 Prevention and Prognosis 10 Effects of Stroke 11 Common Problems and Complications 12 Statistics 13 Cost Of Stroke to the United States 14 Final Data for 2000 14 Key Terms 15 Definition A cerebrovascular accident more commonly known as a stroke or brain attack is the term used

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    Stroke I. Pathophysiology A. Ischemic Stroke 1. Results from blockage of a cerebral artery‚ leading to decreased blood flow. 2. Cerebral blood arteries dilate and constrict due a process called cerebral autoregulation. 3. This process is affected by stroke 4. One possible ischemic stroke occurs due to blockage of an intracranial vessel due to an embolus from a distant area (i.e. cardiogenic embolus)‚ 5. Another possible ischemic stroke occurs due to in situ thrombosis of an intracranial vessel

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    Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States (National Stroke Association‚ 2010). Stroke is also a leading cause of disability. Approximately every 40 seconds someone in the United States has a stroke which is about 795‚000 per year (National stroke Association‚ 2010). The incidence of stroke makes it a major health problem in the United States. Prevention and early intervention is the key to reducing death and disability from stroke. Cost effective prevention strategies are

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    | | | |students shall: |Stroke is a term used to describe neurologic changes caused by an interruption in the blood supply to a part of the |1 min |Lecture discussion |Oral evaluation | |Be able to define stroke |brain. The two major types of stroke are ischemic and hemorrhagic. | |

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