"Stroke" Essays and Research Papers

1 - 10 of 500


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...

Premium Embolism, Hypertension, Ischemia 950  Words | 4  Pages

Open Document


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...

Premium Blood, Artery, Myocardial infarction 1321  Words | 5  Pages

Open Document


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...

Premium Atherosclerosis, Blood, Circulatory system 1496  Words | 7  Pages

Open Document


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...

Premium Aspirator, Brain, Dysphagia 1060  Words | 3  Pages

Open Document

Stroke Prevention

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...

Premium Blood pressure, Epidemiology, Health 2223  Words | 7  Pages

Open Document

Strokes and Prevention

 Strokes and Prevention Megan Berger Written and Oral Communications Kaplan Career Institute CMP 199K Mrs. Matherson March 7, 2014 “Stroke is the number four cause of death and the leading cause of adult disability in the United States” (American Heart Association, 2012). A stroke or “brain attack” transpires when a blood clot blocks an artery or a blood vessel ruptures, interfering with blood flow to an area of the brain (National Stroke Association...

Premium Atherosclerosis, Myocardial infarction, Stroke 823  Words | 3  Pages

Open Document

Stroke powerpoint

STROKE By: Courtney Evans WHAT IS A STROKE?  A stroke occurs when blood supply to part of the brain is interrupted or severely reduced, depriving brain tissue of oxygen and food. AREAS AFFECTED  Depending on the type of stroke, different areas of the brain will be affected, but generally speaking if the frontal lobe is affected ones motor skills, higher processing, speech, and planning will be affected. If the parietal lobe is affected ones association areas and attention areas will be affected...

Premium Atherosclerosis, Blood, Cerebrum 795  Words | 12  Pages

Open Document

Stroke Brochure

Warning Signs of Stroke Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA) References American Stroke Association (2012). Stroke Diagnosis. Retrieved from http://strokeassociation.org Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2010). Stroke. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/stroke/ McCance, K.L. & Huether, S.E. (2010). Pathophysiology: The biologic basis for disease in adults and children (6th ed). Maryland Heights, MO: Mosby. National Stroke Association (2013). Stroke. Retrieved from...

Premium Atherosclerosis, Atrial fibrillation, Blood pressure 312  Words | 3  Pages

Open Document

Ischemic Stroke

Introduction A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is partially or completely reduced, depriving the brain of necessary blood and oxygen and ultimately causing brain damage. There are two main types of stroke, ischemic and hemorrhagic, but for the purpose of this paper, the focus will be on ischemic stroke. Ischemic strokes account for approximately 87% of all stoke cases and occur as the result of an obstruction within a blood vessel that supplies blood to the brain. The obstruction...

Premium Atherosclerosis, Embolism, Hypertension 1878  Words | 5  Pages

Open Document

Pathophysiology of Stroke

| | 1. Based on the information in the case study, which type of stroke is Mrs Smith likely to have suffered? Mrs Smith has demonstrated the clinical manifestations of a trans ischaemic attack (TIA) the symptoms of a the TIA are similar to a Ischaemic stroke although patients become asymptomatic within 24 hours and in seventy five percent of patients they become asymptomatic of any neurological dysfunction...

Premium Atherosclerosis, Blood, Embolism 841  Words | 4  Pages

Open Document

Become a StudyMode Member

Sign Up - It's Free