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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Cerebrovascular Accident

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What is the physiological or biological explanation of a cerebrovascular accident?

What is the physiological or biological explanation of a cerebrovascular accident?

Stroke: It is the same as stroke . Caused by impaired oxygenation to the brain or part of it with sequential loss of function of that part and possible death sometimes. Caused by either loss of blood flow by clot in main arteries or emboli which are clots or particles concluding main or distal branches or from bleeding into the brain which is the worst outcome. ...Read more

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Is cortical venous thrombosis classified as a cerebrovascular accident?

Is cortical venous thrombosis classified as a cerebrovascular accident?

Yes: A cerebrovascular accident (cva) means that a blood vessel in the brain has had something happen to it and a stroke (cva). Blood vessels are arteries and veins. Although we usually think of a cva as being due to a blocked artery or a bleeding artery in the brain, a vein can have a thrombosis and become blocked and cause a cva too. ...Read more

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Do people with sickle cell anemia have higher chance of having a cerebrovascular accident (stroke)?

Do people with sickle cell anemia have higher chance of having a cerebrovascular accident (stroke)?

Yes.: Sickle cells can clog blood vessels causing small strokes (embolic); they can also damage blood vessel walls making them more susceptible to tearing and bleeding and leading to strokes (hemorrhagic). Keeping blood pressure and diabetes under control and keeping the percentage of sickle cells low can be helpful. ...Read more

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Can cerebrovascular disease be the cause of death months later?

Can cerebrovascular disease be the cause of death months later?

Stroke: Cerebrovascular disease is a broad term, encompassing strokes because of blockage of major blood vessels of the brain, bleeding into the brain, and tiny strokes. Major strokes cause severe disability, and the complications of paralysis, swallowing problems, cognitive problems and blindness can lead to many lethal complications. ...Read more

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Does HRT cause or prevent heart and cerebrovascular disease?

Does HRT cause or prevent heart and cerebrovascular disease?

Hrt: By hrt i'm assuming you mean hormone replacement therapy in women. While this once thought of as protective it no longer is considered as such . A large study of nurses found increased cardiovascular events in women on hrt. ...Read more

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What can I do if I had a cerebrovasular accident?

What can I do if I had a cerebrovasular accident?

See below: After emergency treatment for stroke, and when your condition has stabilized, treatment focuses on preventing another stroke. It will be important to control your risk factors for stroke, such as high blood pressure, atrial fibrillation, high cholesterol, and diabetes. ...Read more

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Is cerebrovascular a lifestyle disease?

Is cerebrovascular a lifestyle disease?

Stroke: Yes. Cerebrovascular disease is the same process that causes heart attacks, chronic kidney disease, and peripheral vascular disease. It is a complex process involving negative effects from high blood pressure, too much fat in the blood, platelet stickiness, excess inflammation and clotting proteins, high Insulin or glucose, excess sodium, and pscyhological stress which increases cortisol. ...Read more

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Cerebrovascular ischaemia is what?

Cerebrovascular ischaemia is what?

Cerebrovascular isch: Means not getting enough blood flow to part or parts of the brain from narrowing of arteries that supply oxygenated blood to the brain. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cerebrovascular disease?

What are the symptoms of cerebrovascular disease?

Cerebrovascular: Tia's or stroke like symptoms. Often seen in patients w signs of hypertension and vascular disease elsewhere. ...Read more

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What are interventions for cerebrovascular disease?

Can open flow : With balloon and or stents if medical or surgical treatment not possible. ...Read more

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What are tests for diagnosis for cerebrovascular disease?

Cerebrovascular: Mra's, carotid dopplers, and carotid computed tomographic angiograms provide the structural backdrop for assessing the cerbrovasculature. ...Read more

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What are the 5 a's intervention for cerebrovascular disease?

What are the 5 a's intervention for cerebrovascular disease?

Not sure.: Where did you read about the '5 a's intervention for cerebrovascular disease?' are you talking about the 5 a's regarding smoking cessation? ...Read more

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Why caution is written in use of beta blocker in cerebrovascular insufficiency ?

Why caution is written in use of beta blocker in cerebrovascular insufficiency ?

Cerebral perfusion : Beta blockers lower blood pressure, which is usually beneficial. However, if there is any problem with the blood flow to the brain, such as significant cerebrovascular disease or increased intracranial pressure, then lowering the blood pressure may undercut the perfusion to the brain--> could cause cerebral ischemia or even a watershed stroke. ...Read more

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Angioplasty for cerebrovascular ischaemia good?

Angioplasty for cerebrovascular ischaemia good?

Yes: If you have failed medical management and are high risk for surgery, then carotid angioplasty and stenting with distal protection should be considered. Find an experienced operator and the risk of stroke during the procedure can be as low as 1%, which rivals surgery results. I have been doing carotid stents since 1999 and this procedure has helped many of my patients. ...Read more

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