Cerebral Vascular Accident ( Cva )

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Cerebral Vascular Accident
April Williams
HS200, Section # 01
Unit 4 Capstone Project: Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA)
Kaplan University

Cerebral Vascular Accident also known as a stroke, happens when the artery that supplies the blood flow to your brain becomes substantially blocked or completely blocked ("Overview - Stroke - Mayo Clinic," 2015). Without adequate blood supply the brain cells begin to die or become damaged. It is very important to get medical assistance as soon as you think you may be having a stroke, this will help lessen the damage done to the brain ("Overview - Stroke - Mayo Clinic," 2015).
The common cause of CVA/stroke is the hardening of the arteries wall, this allows fatty deposits to form on the blood vessels causing damage to them, which can lead to clots forming in the blood vessel("Stroke or Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA)," 2015). CVA/stoke also can be caused by bleeding in the brain or blood vessels busting as a result of high blood pressure ("Stroke or Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA),2015).
There are different types of stroke that a person can suffer from. One is called Ischemic Stroke, this happens when arteries that go to the brain become small or blocked. Common types of Ischemic stroke would be called Thrombotic stroke, when a blood clot is in one of the artery leading to the brain and the other is Embolic stroke, this is when a clot or debris are formed in the body and taken through the blood stream into a narrow
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