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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Cerebral Vascular Accident (Overview)

Stroke is cause by a vascular event that results in death of brain tissue. It can result from a blood vessel rupture causing hemorrhage, an embolus that blocks a brain artery or plaque rupture that causes a blood clot.


Dr. Bennett Machanic
996 doctors shared insights

Cerebral Vascular Accident (Overview)

Stroke is cause by a vascular event that results in death of brain tissue. It can result from a blood vessel rupture causing hemorrhage, an embolus that blocks a brain artery or plaque rupture that causes a blood clot.


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What are the tests for cerebral vascular accident?

CT and MRI: 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. ...Read more

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Recovering from a Stroke (Tip)

Recovering from a Stroke

Up to 40% of people develop depression after a stroke. ...See more

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Living with Cerebral Palsy (Checklist)

Learn about CP. The more you know, the more you can help your child
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Treat your son or daughter as you would a child without disabilities
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Learn from professionals how to meet your child’s special needs
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Don't be ashamed to ask for help from family and friends
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What is cerebral vascular accident (cva)? How do you know you are having one?

What is cerebral vascular accident (cva)? How do you know you are having one?

It is a stroke: There are two types of stroke, ischemic and hemorrhagic. Ischemic strokes are from a lack of blood flow. Hemorrhagic strokes are from bleeding into the brain. To recognize a stroke, look for asymmetry in the face, difficulty with speaking and weakness on one side of the body. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for cerebral vascular accident?

Acute care: Immediate admission to hospital. If no contraindications, I.V. Blood clot dissolving with tpa (alteplase). 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. ...Read more

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Stroke (Tip)

Stroke

For those at risk for stroke, Aspirin significantly reduces the risk. ...See more

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Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease (Checklist)

Try to continue walking
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Make sure risk factors are addressed (blood pressure, cholesterol)
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Inspect your feet daily -- call your MD with any wounds
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What are the tests for cerebral vascular accident?

CT and MRI: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Stroke (Definition)

Stroke is a loss of neurological function due to loss of blood flow to a part of the brain. This can be the result of clotting locally, an embolus from elsewhere in the vascular system or bleeding in the brain. It is usually manifest by a sudden ...Read more


Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Vascular (Definition)

"vasculum" ...Read more