Stroke Essay

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  • Stroke

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    OUTLINE I. Introduction II. What is a stroke? A. Symptoms of a stroke B. Factors leading to strokes 1. Medical conditions that increase your stroke risk 2. Controllable risk factors 3. Uncontrollable risk factors III. Diagnose and treatment A. How a stroke is diagnosed . The status of stroke: Statistical information

  • Stroke

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    three types of strokes that cause changes to the brain: Hemorrhagic stroke,Intracerebral hemorrhage and Transient ischemic attack (TIA). Ischemic stroke is the most common form of stroke, accounting for around 87% of strokes. Strokes are the 5th leading cause of death in the US, with one person dying every 4 minutes as a result. For African Americans, stoke is the 3rd leading cause of death.(http://www.cdc.gov/stroke/facts.htm) It is estimated that About 795,000 people have a stroke each year; about

  • Stroke

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    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

  • Senior Health : Strokes And Stroke Prevention

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    Senior Health: Strokes And Stroke Prevention By Donovan Baldwin | Submitted On September 06, 2012 Recommend Article Article Comments Print Article Share this article on Facebook Share this article on Twitter 1 Share this article on Google+ Share this article on Linkedin Share this article on StumbleUpon Share this article on Delicious Share this article on Digg Share this article on Reddit Share this article on Pinterest Expert Author Donovan Baldwin As a person ages, they become more susceptible

  • Essay On Stroke

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    Stroke is a disease that usually occurs when poor blood flow to the brain causes cells to die. There are two types of strokes. There is a ischemic stroke which a short term stroke caused by lack of blood flow. 87% of strokes that happen in the United States are ischemic strokes. The second stroke is a hemorrhagic stroke, which can be a long term stroke. A hemorrhagic stroke is caused by internal bleeding in the brain. Strokes can be diagnosed by using MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). MRI detects

  • stroke Essay

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    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.      Each year alone about 150,000 people in America die from a stroke or are seriously disabled

  • The Loss Of A Stroke

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    About three years ago my grandfather had a stroke. When we were at the hospital, the nurses told my family that it was not a very serious stroke compared to how serious it could have become, and that the likelihood of his recovery would be very promising. Seeing him in the hospital impacted me greatly because my great-grandfather died of a stroke. I was taken back by the paleness of my grandfather’s skin and his weak ability to talk or move his left side immediately after. Now he appears to be able

  • Strokes Essay

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    Strokes Neurologic clinics: Provides an overview of stroke rehabilitation covering patient management in the acute, subacute, and chronic phases of poststroke treatment. Cognitive, behavioral, and functional assessment in the subacute poststroke phase is discussed, neuropsychiatric problems occurring during this phase are identified, and cognitive deficits and perceptual deficits encountered during occupational therapy are described. Speech, recreational, and music therapy and social support

  • What Is A Stroke?

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    What is a stroke? What are the types of strokes? What are the symptoms of stroke? Strokes have been afflicting mankind since creation. A stroke is caused by an interruption of the blood supply to part of the brain, the term stroke comes from the fact that it usually happens without any warning, striking the person from out of the blue. A stroke can happen to anyone, some people are at higher risk for different reasons such as age or family history. Other risk factors include high blood pressure,

  • Death by Stroke

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    Stroke is the third leading cause of death, and the leading cause of adult neurologic disability in Canada. After the age of 55, the risk of stroke is doubled every 10 years (Brunner & Day, 2010). Despite advances in stroke management post stroke complications occur. Nurses must focus on developing successful strategies to promote home and community based care for victims of completed stroke in order for them to resume their daily life as safely and independently as possible. Strategies must target

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