A Study On A Cerebral Vascular Accident

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A cerebral vascular incident can happen to anyone at anytime. Some people know it be called a stroke, CVA, or brain attack. The majority of patients who have had a stoke will have another one within one year. Stoke tend to occur more often in the southern United States also known as the “stroke belt”. This may be related to the larger number of elderly, tobacco use, and obesity. A cerebral vascular accident ranks high in the major leading causes of death in the United States, and it happens nearly every four minutes. There are three different types of stroke ischemic, hemorrhagic, and transient ischemic attacks. The larger number of cerebral vascular accidents is known to be ischemic. The artery that supplies the brain with blood…show more content…
Each minute that passes is increased cell death in the brain. This means the effect of the stroke will be more severe and have more of an impact on the person. A stroke is a medical emergency and signs should be recognized and treated abruptly. Signs of a cerebral vascular accident include decreased sensation, weakness, confusion, trouble speaking or understanding, trouble seeing or blurred vision, trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination, or headache with no known cause. The American Heart Association (2013), has put out a saying, “ Spot a stroke F.A.S.T. ‘F’ for face drooping, ‘A’ for arm weakness, ‘S’ for speech difficulty, ‘T’ for time to call 911.” Treatment is dependent upon the onset of the symptoms, so acting fast and seeking medical attention is critical. Women may report unique symptoms such as loss of consciousness or fainting, general weakness, difficult or shortness of breath, confusion, unresponsiveness, sudden behavioral change, agitation, hallucination, nausea or vomiting, pain, seizures, or hiccups.
If the patient controls specific risk factors a stroke can be warded off. Managing risk factors includes blood pressure, which is the cause of half of all strokes, tobacco use, atrial fibrillation and physical inactivity. In order to prevent some of these key risk medications may be needed. Anticoagulant, antiplatelet, and
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