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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
1,005 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?

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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Cerebral vascular accident (Tip)

Don't give up. Move your joints to avoid stiffness. Work on strengthening weak muscles. ...See more

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Living with Cerebral Palsy (Checklist)

Learn about cerebral palsy; the more you know, the more you can help your child
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Learn from professionals about 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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Keep yourself informed about new treatments and technologies that may help
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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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Cerebral vascular accident (Tip)

Do control your blood pressure— it causes 50% of all strokes in the U.S. ...See more

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Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease (Checklist)

Try to continue walking
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Make sure that your risk factors, such as blood pressure and cholesterol, are addressed
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Inspect your feet daily, and call your medical doctor if you experience 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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What is the definition or description of: cerebral vascular accident?

A stroke: 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. ...Read more

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Do people with cerebral vascular accident have a lot of pain?

Do people with cerebral vascular accident have a lot of pain?

Not usually: Strokes are not usually painful. However one unusual cause of stroke is dissection of the carotid artery which is often painful. ...Read more

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Help please! Could cerebral vascular accident be preexistent?

I don't understand: If you are asking can you have had a cva and not know it--yes, possibly. Then it would be something you've had before. Are you asking if it is a preexisting condition? Anything that you've had before now is preexistent. I'm sorry I'm not understanding the question. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a cerebral vascular accident & a tia?

TIA: Lasts less than 24 hours. Cva is a stroke that has permanent damage. ...Read more

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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's the difference between a cerebral vascular accident (stroke) & a transient ischaemic attack (tia)?

Definitive damage: A TIA describes stroke like symptoms that resolve without other intervention within a short timespan, usually less than 1 hour although the classic definition uses 24 hours. A stroke describes irreversible brain tissue damage caused by a lack of blood flow (technically a bleed is also a form of stroke). This damage can be diagnosed definitively on a MRI scan, no such damage can be seen in the tia. ...Read more

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Does anyone know where I can get online information about cerebral vascular accidents?

Does anyone know where I can get online information about cerebral vascular accidents?

American Stroke Assn: One of the best, reputable sites is the american stroke association (part of the american heart association). It has clinical information and advice for patients. Http://www. Strokeassociation. Org/strokeorg/. ...Read more

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Is rehab institute known as cerebral vascular accident (cva)?

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Rehab: It is a program that treats cva (stroke), among others. ...Read more

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Could an acute cerebral vascular accident occur from a carotid endarterectmy?

Could an acute cerebral vascular accident occur from a carotid endarterectmy?

Yes: This is one of the risks of the procedure. More experienced surgeons have lower complication rates. Ask your hospital about complication rates. ...Read more

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Can an acute cerebral vascular accident occur from a recent carotid bruit?

Yes: The bruit may represent carotid stenosis, plaque blocking the artery. If a piece of plaque or clot breaks off, then it can travel to brain causing cva/stroke. Doppler should reveal nature of bruit. Vascular surgeon may be consulted to do endarterectomy or stent, if merited. ...Read more

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Do you know anything about cerebral vascular accident and middle cerebral artery (mca)?

Do you know anything about cerebral vascular accident and middle cerebral artery (mca)?

Stroke: The middle cerebral artery is the largest intracranial branch of the carotid artery. Complete occlusion of the MCA can result in a devastating stroke. ...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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Right middle cerebral artery vascular accident death, is this heredtary?

Hmmmm...: The propensity to have a stroke can be genetic. The specific arterial occlusion, not necessarily. But, high colesterol, high blood pressure and family history of stroke put you in a higher risk catagory. If you smoke you increase your risk exponentially. Lifestyle modification can be key. If on the otherhand you are talking about aneurysms--that could very well be linked. ...Read more

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Can a vascular AVM in the brain cause brain cancer or any type of cancer or stroke down the line?

Can a vascular AVM in the brain cause brain cancer or any type of cancer or stroke down the line?

Cancer-no, Stroke-?: AVM's (artero-venous malformations) do not cause cancer. Whether or not they may cause a stroke, depends! The location, size, luck, and other risk factors all must be figured in. Lots of people have AVM's in their brains and elsewhere and never know they have them because they never cause problems. ...Read more

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Does mom have brain damage or vascular dementia a year after a stroke?

Does mom have brain damage or vascular dementia a year after a stroke?

Perhaps both.: A single stroke causes discrete brain damage and can effect memory. However, there may be other circulatory problems in the brain that are not as dramatic as a stroke but which can contribute to memory loss. ...Read more

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Dad had a stroke jan, in hospital they done vascular scan neck lack of blood going to brain so had op he now dizzy alltime an got lump ribs by breast?

Dad had a stroke jan, in hospital they done vascular scan neck lack of blood going to brain so had op he now dizzy alltime an got lump ribs by breast?

Complicated: Carotid surgery doesn't generally cause dizziness but his underlying cerebrovascular disease might. Strokes involving the cerebellum (which is not supplied by the carotids) cause intense dizziness. I simply cannot think of anyway that carotid surgery or stroke would cause a lump on the chest which seems to be a separate issue. ...Read more

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Had whiplash accident then 9 months later on MRI had brain clots in brain/rare stroke. How is this possible. All kinds of nuerogical problems now too?

Had whiplash accident then 9 months later on MRI had brain clots in brain/rare stroke. How is this possible. All kinds of nuerogical problems now too?

Traumatic dissection: Not uncommon, in certain violent accidents, to have damage to large blood vessels in neck, such as arterial dissection. This may happen in the back of neck to the vertebral arteries, which pass upwards inside a canal in the vertebral body called foramen transversarum. When neck violently moves, the blood vessel can be compressed or torqued, blocking blood flow and thus a stroke. ...Read more

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Periventricular isch chnges, infarcts both cerebral hemispheres incl rt parietal? Vascular event. Blood & vessels ok. Next check pfo, but could it be ms

Periventricular isch chnges, infarcts both cerebral hemispheres incl rt parietal? Vascular event. Blood & vessels ok. Next check pfo, but could it be ms

Possible, but...: Fine to check for pfo, but real question involves potentials for stroke. You could have cadasil, which is a genetic disorder. A spinal tap could assist in diagnosis perhaps. Vasculitis, arteritis, even sjogren's might be considered. Description not necessarily ms, but part of considerations. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to have a cerebral stroke, if my mom had it?

Yes: Weather or not your mom had one you can have one. Strokes are common as we age. ...Read more

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