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Cerebrovascular Disorders In Children
YES: See stroke. Org.Get a more detailed answer ›
Cerebrovascular: Mra's, carotid dopplers, and carotid computed tomographic angiograms provide the structural backdrop for assessing the cerbrovasculature. ...Read more
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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
Affects whole brain: Strictly speaking, diffuse cerebrovascular (cv) disease refers to an entity that affects all of the vessels throughout the brain. That is both the large and small vessels. Many times the diffuse cv disease is inferred by the clinical findings or MRI findings-ie. Signs of stroke/ischemia in multiple areas throughout the brain. Diffuse processes like diabetes or lupus are examples that can lead to this. ...Read more
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
Cerebral angiogram: The gold standard is cerebral angiography. However now a ct angio as well as mr angiography which is non invasive but again not considered equal to gold standard. Blood vessels in neck are also tested by ultra sound. ...Read more
Same as for MDs: Nurses use the same "playbook" as doctors. It would not make sense for nurses to refer to the same conditions by different names as do physicians. In fact, one of the major outcomes of the flexner commission in modernizing and unifying medical education. ...Read more
Many: Since there are many types of stroke, this is a very complicated question. Most strokes are related to atherosclerosis (fat deposit in the arteries). So the genes involved (there are many) in lipid (fat) metabolism and blood pressure regulation are important. One important set of genes seems to be located on chromosome number 9. In any case this is an active area of medical research. ...Read more
Not really: Though there are rare genetic stroke syndromes (eg cadasil), for the vast majority of strokes, risk factors with a strong genetic component (hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol) are the much bigger contributors to strokes and heart attacks often running in families (getting these diseases increases risk of stroke). ...Read more
What does (1) 436 -Acute, but ill-defined, cerebrovascular disease and (2) 434.10 Cerebral embolism, without mention of cerebral inf codes mean?
CVD and Stroke are a bad combination.
If CVD and Afib. Is present embolic prevention is indicated ...Read more
Blood vessel disease: Cerebrovascular disease means damage to the blood vessels of the brain, causing a decrease in blood flow to areas of the brain or blockage of blood flow. If blood flow gets too low or the vessel is block, a stroke occurs. It is the same mechanism as cardiovascular disease. ...Read more
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
My dad has cerebrovascular disease & smokes & drinks heavily, he's also awaiting an operation on his leg, I need to know the life expectancy please!
Life expectancy: No one cay tell exactly what life expectancy will be but it is very important that your father stop smoking, since smoking causes vascular disease to worsen nad may be cause worsening of his stroke risk and decrease the blood vessels in his legs. If he continues smoking and drinking heavily, his actions may significantly reduce his life expectancy. ...Read more
Cerebrovascular: Cerebrovascular disease isto disease of the vessels foind in the brain. This is most usually in reference to stroke where there is the buildup of arteriosclerosis of the vessels. The term also refers to aneurysms of the brain which can rupture and lead to death or severe disability. Cerebrovascular disease also refers to arteriovenous malformations which are a "tangle" of arteries and vein. ...Read more
Insufficient blood: Supply from the heart to the brain. ...Read more
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
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
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