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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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Embarrassed, but parents have many pets. Dogs, cats, 2 birds. Wish they disinfected floor after accidents. Can I get sick? Suggestions for prevention?

Embarrassed, but parents have many pets. Dogs, cats, 2 birds. Wish they disinfected floor after accidents. Can I get sick? Suggestions for prevention?

Possible: Dogs and cats may carry intestinal parasites which are transmittable to humans, but generally require the fecal-oral route, in which fecal matter from the animal gets into your mouth or food. Same is true for bacterial pathogens they may be carrying. Birds may carry ornithosis, but generally this is transmitted through the respiratory tract. Uncommon except in poultry farmers. Help clean up. ...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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For what reason vomiting should not occur in stroke patients (cav) ceribro vescular accident and how can it be prevented?

For what reason vomiting should not occur in stroke patients (cav) ceribro vescular accident and how can it be prevented?

Complex : Some strokes affecting lower brainstem are directly associated with nausea and vomiting, and those strokes which cause brain swelling and increased intracranial pressure can also result in vomiting. Big issue is possibility of aspiration of vomitus into lung which could cause breathing and infection problems. Anti-nausea drugs may help and tubes both for stomach and lung may be useful. ...Read more

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Why isn't aids prevention taught more ?

Why isn't  aids prevention taught more ?

Good question: Aids prevention should be taught more... But this involves a discussion of very sensitive topics -- sex, drug use etc. Most folks are very uncomfortable discussing these topics and this is especially challenging with children or teens. ...Read more