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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