The objective of the present study was to assess the extent of stroke knowledge, specifically regarding the risk factors and warning signs of stroke. Thus, it is important to be well understood about stroke, the risk factors and the warning signs. Furthermore, this review will discuss in details about the two risk factors, stress and obesity that are significant among the studied population. This is followed by the review on the state of stroke knowledge and its importance from the previous studies among varied populations.
A stroke is a type of cardiovascular disease that affects the cerebral arteries, those blood vessels that carry blood to the brain. A stroke occurs when one of those blood vessels in the brain is obstructed or ruptures flooding the brain with blood. Depriving blood and oxygen to the brain results in those immediate cells death, causing the brain not to function properly. Once parts of the brain stop functioning, it can directly affect the areas of the body controlled (1).
A cerebrovascular accident more commonly known as a stroke or brain attack is the term used to describe the sudden death of brain cells in a localized area due to inadequate blood flow. In order to woke the brain needs a constant supply of oxygen and nutrients. This supply is carried to the brain
Stroke can be caused either by a break of a blood vessel or a blood clot that travels and makes to one of the blood vessels in the brain causing brain tissue death (. It is the third leading cause of death and disabilities next to heart disease and cancer in the western world. The incident of ischemic stroke increases exponentially as the age is greater than or equal to eighty. There are risk factors that are known causes of stoke such as hypertension, atrial fibrillation, and post- surgical procedures. The mortality and morbidity increases depending on how many times the incident of stoke re-occurs decreasing the chance of survival; thus this
Stroke affects everybody differently, and it is difficult to say how much of a recovery is possible. Many stroke survivors experience the most dramatic recovery during their stay in hospital in the weeks after their stroke.
Mrs. Alice Palmer is a 54-year old married woman who has been admitted and is being treated with an ischemic stroke which she had 18 hours ago. This paper explores the nursing care of Mrs. Alice Palmer based on the clinical reasoning cycle by considering her situation first, collecting cues and information about her, processing the information gathered, then identifying problems or issues she is experiencing, and finally carrying out a detailed assessment. Also, the paper focuses on setting goals and establishing a nursing care plan in the community, and target ethnically safe practice. Ischemic stroke occurs when the brain tissue does not receive sufficient oxygenated blood due to an obstruction of the carotid artery (Brunner, Suddarth, & Smeltzer, 2008). When the brain does not receive enough oxygenated blood, some or all of its tissues may get damaged
Strokes are caused by a block in the blood supply to the brain which causes a decrease in oxygen and delivery of other important supplies which facilitate proper functioning. Fifteen million cases are reported worldwide annually, although not all of these cases are mortalities, the large prevalence of strokes ranks it as the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. (Figueroa) Because of the time sensitivity associated with the lack of resources to the brain, strokes are considered a medical emergency and early recognition of symptoms can help decrease the amount of damage caused . Although strokes do not always cause death, strokes most often leave the individual with some physical and cognitive impairment.
Ischaemic stroke is a serious neurological condition in which a blood clot stops blood flow to the brain and for which immediate action is required. It is the fourth cause of death in Western society, causing 87% of all strokes, and also results in long-term disability among survivors (Bunevicius et al., 2013). In the United States, about 800,000 strokes occur each year, and approximately six million Americans are living with neurological deficits caused by ischaemic strokes (Duong, 2012). Therefore, neuroradiological imaging has become a major section in radiology departments.
Cerebral vascular accident or a stroke is the destruction of brain substance, resulting from thrombosis, intracranial hemorrhage, or embolism, which causes vascular insufficiency. In addition, it is an area of the brain denied blood and oxygen that is required and damage is done to a part of the cells. The effect of the patient depends upon where the damage occurs and the severity of the stroke.
“Go for Broke” is a slang phrase that people in Hawai’i made up when gambling. It means that you put everything that you have on the line hoping for a big win. (Go for Broke National Education Center) This was the Motto that the 442nd Regimental Combat Team (442) used during World War II (WW2) when they went into battle because they knew the chances were slim to make it out alive. The 442 had to go through a great deal of prejudice since they were mostly second generation Japanese Americans they had to fight to regain honor and rights that were taken away after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Because of this they were put on the front lines and were used as pons when others took all of the glory. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7th,
Strokes are one of the major causes of immobility in seniors. Recovery largely depends on the extent of the brain injury and the length of time before treatment. Nonetheless, most seniors require the assistance of a caregiver and this mainly requires planning and organization. Here are some ways you can take care of a senior post -stroke
First, the idea of a book written by a stroke survivor was already an intrigue to me. Stroke is known to be very damaging on people mental and physical function. So have a book written by a stoke survivor make me curious about the author’s story. I wanted to know how she was able the recover from her stroke to the point of being able to write a book about it. Jill Taylor’s history is a very suppressing life coincidence because she is a brain researcher who teaches brain and its function to medical students and she experienced herself a brain disorder and she survives it and is now able to share her story.
Ischemic strokes are the most common form of stroke, with around 85% of strokes being of this type. They are caused by the arteries that connect to the brain becoming blocked or narrowed, resulting in ischemia - severely reduced blood flow.
“Go For Broke” is a story by flor Ota De Lange about the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Furthermore, the 442nd R.G.T. was a segregated army that fought during World War II. In addition, the team consisted of Japanese Americans from the mainland (the U.S.) and from Hawaii. Also, the 442nd were great at knowing the value of teamwork. For example, if one soldier collapsed, someone would take his weapons and backpack while another team member would carry him on. Lastly, the 442nd had a member named Frank Hachiya. Moreover, he wrote a letter to his eighth grade teacher before he was killed in the
Anyone at any age or time can undergo a stroke within their brain. In fact, the fifth leading cause of deaths in the U.S. can be attributed to strokes and on a yearly basis about 800,000 people suffer from strokes. (What is a Stroke?) With a 60% majority, females are more apt to suffer a death by stroke, as compared to males. (About Stroke.) If a stroke were to occur, early diagnosis and treatment are the only ways one may minimize the terrible, life altering consequences from the deceased brain cells. A stroke, a blockage of normal blood flow in the brain killing brain cells, either hemorrhagically or ischemically, can have negative impacts on normal bodily functions.