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Doctor insights on: Cerebrovascular Disorders In Children

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What are the symptoms of cerebrovascular disease?

What are the symptoms of cerebrovascular disease?

Cerebrovascular: Tia's or stroke like symptoms. Often seen in patients w signs of hypertension and vascular disease elsewhere. ...Read more

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What are interventions for cerebrovascular disease?

What are interventions for cerebrovascular disease?

Can open flow: With balloon and or stents if medical or surgical treatment not possible. ...Read more

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What are tests for diagnosis for cerebrovascular disease?

Cerebrovascular: Mra's, carotid dopplers, and carotid computed tomographic angiograms provide the structural backdrop for assessing the cerbrovasculature. ...Read more

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What are the 5 a's intervention for cerebrovascular disease?

What are the 5 a's intervention for cerebrovascular disease?

Not sure.: Where did you read about the '5 a's intervention for cerebrovascular disease? '

are you talking about the 5 a's regarding smoking cessation? ...Read more

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What doctor checks for cerebrovascular disease?

What doctor checks for cerebrovascular disease?

Many: Carotid ultrasound easiest and cheapest first test can be ordered by any physician. ...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

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What is diffuse cerebrovascular disease?

What is diffuse cerebrovascular disease?

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

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Does cerebrovascular disease run in the family?

Does cerebrovascular disease run in the family?

Often does: Many risk factors for vascular disease (stroke, heart attack, peripheralvascualr disease) like hypertension, diabetes, and high cholesterol tend to run in families, and there are some fairly rare genetic syndromes (eg. Cadasil) that cause strokes in particular. ...Read more

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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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Vertigo an effect of cerebrovascular disease?

Vertigo an effect of cerebrovascular disease?

Could be if it were: Peripheral vertigo are more commonly seen which is caused by inner ear problem. Central vertigo could be caused by cva. Vertigo alsoc could be presentation of a migraine headache. ...Read more

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Could alzheimer's be related to cerebrovascular disease?

Technically no: Alzheimer's disease is a specific type of neurodegenerative disease that causes dementia. Cerebrovascular disease can also cause dementia, but is not technically "alzheimer's" disease. The symptoms and signs may be very similar but the two are distinct entities. ...Read more

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How do they test for cerebrovascular disease?

How do they test for cerebrovascular disease?

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

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What are some nursing diagnoses for cerebrovascular disease?

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

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What genes play an important role in cerebrovascular disease?

What genes play an important role in cerebrovascular disease?

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

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Can diet affect coronary cerebrovascular disease?

Confused: There is coronary disease and there is cerebrovascular disease but there is no "coronary cerebrovascular disease". However, the common denominator is arteriosclerosis and diet plays a very important role in its cause and prevention. ...Read more

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Is there a large genetic component to cerebrovascular disease?

Is there a large genetic component to cerebrovascular disease?

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

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Cerebrovascular disease is the same as brain damage?

Cerebrovascular disease is the same as brain damage?

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

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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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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!

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

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What kind of damage is involved with having rebrovascular disease?

What kind of damage is involved with having rebrovascular disease?

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

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Cerebrovascular ischaemia is what?

Cerebrovascular ischaemia is what?

Cerebrovascular isch: Means not getting enough blood flow to part or parts of the brain from narrowing of arteries that supply oxygenated blood to the brain. ...Read more

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Why caution is written in use of beta blocker in cerebrovascular insufficiency?

Why caution is written in use of beta blocker in cerebrovascular insufficiency?

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

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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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Angioplasty for cerebrovascular ischaemia good?

Angioplasty for cerebrovascular ischaemia good?

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