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Accuracy of carotid artery ultrasound to detect circ problems and impending CVA?

Screening test

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Ultrasound is a good screening test for carotid stenosis which is a risk factor for a stroke, however the ultrasound even in an accredited lab is not predictive of risk for stroke. Stroke may be ischemic or hemorrhagic and may not be caused by carotid disease.
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Do you know anything about cerebral vascular accident and middle cerebral artery (mca)?

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The middle cerebral artery is the largest intracranial branch of the carotid artery. Complete occlusion of the MCA can result in a devastating stroke.
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Dr. Michael Korona answered:

What is a CVA?

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What difference is there between a CVA and a TIA?

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A TIA is a transient event where the brain is deprived of adequate blood flow. The time course is less than one hour, and there are no permanant effects. Lay people use the term mini-stroke, but it is an inappropriate term. A CVA is ususally not an accident. A cause is found in most cases. Stroke symptoms last greater than an hour and have residual deficits.MRI/CT imaging + in stroke, negative TIA
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Dr. Michael Korona answered:

Manifestations of a massive thrombus-type cva?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered:

How come there a decrease hemoglobin and hdl in cva cases?

Not necessarily

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correct. Neither Hemoglobin nor HDL are necessarily decreased in CVA patients. This may be a coincidence in a given person.
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Dr. Vishnu Gaiha answered:

What should be the normal bp for people who are diabetics and once had cva?

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Ideally it should be 130/80 or less
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What are the tests for cerebral vascular accident?

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If you think you are having a CVA (commonly called a Stroke), call 911 immediately. The faster you can receive treatement, the less brain will be affected. A CT scan of your head will be done to determine if you have a hemorrhage after you arrive in the ER. This is often followed up with an MRI with diffusion sequences in the following day or two.
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How can you distinguish transient ischemic attack from a CVA? 

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A TIA, change in function of a part of the body due to loss of blood supply in the brain lasting less than a day, is a warning of more serious problems that might arise in the near future. You should quickly visit your doctor or a neurologist, discuss the symptoms and then a decision can be made about study of the source of the TIA and proper therapy.
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Dr. Soren Singel answered:

What is the treatment for cerebral vascular accident?

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Immediate admission to hospital. If no contraindications, i.v. blood clot dissolving with tPA. If not successful, intra-arterial thrombolysis (through a catheter), only available at very few specialized centers. Then, intensive care followed by rehab. Also, need a full stroke workup looking for irregular heart beat, a hole in the heart (PFO), blockages in the neck or brain vessels, aneurysms etc.
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