A Brief Note On The Accident Of Cerebrovascular Accident

1179 Words Dec 6th, 2016 5 Pages
Niovis Monsanto
Research Paper
Professor Manita Pavel
Bio 210-141L

Stroke
Cerebrovascular Accident

The Cerebrovascular Accident or CVA, also known as Stroke is a disease that occurs when the brain is not receiving the blood supply it needs to survive due to clots in the arteries. The lack of blood flow in the arteries builds up an absence of oxygen, vitamins, and proteins that cause the brain cells to die. Hippocrates of Kos, also known as the “Father of Medicine” was a Greek physician that first recognized the existence of the Cerebrovascular Accident over 2,400 years ago. Hippocrates was recognized for being the first person to believe that the different diseases around the world existed naturally, and not because of the Gods (Hippocrates). He referred to Stroke as Apoplexy, which is a Greek term for “struck down by violence” that was later on changed to CVA. While Hippocrates was the one that found out that the condition of CVA existed, he was not the one that discovered why and how a stroke occurs, specifically what was actually happening in the brain. In the later centuries, a doctor named Jacob Wepfer learned that the cause of the condition was in fact due to the disrupt of the blood supply to the brain (Rachel, History).
A Stroke is a condition that could happen to anyone, making it the fourth leading cause of death in the United States of America. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke estimated that “8 out of 10 strokes can be prevented”…
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