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What are the heart stroke interventions? In primary , secondary, and tertiary?

What are the heart stroke interventions?   In primary , secondary, and tertiary?

You are joking? : Right? There is no way to try to respond to that in 400 characters or less. Is this a classroom assignment? Check this site: http://www.Lifenurses.Com/nursing-intervention-nursing-care-plans-for-stroke/. ...Read more

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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


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Can you tell me what occurs to heart rate, stroke volume and cardiac output during exercise?

Can you tell me what occurs to heart rate, stroke volume and cardiac output during exercise?

All increase: Exercise causes an increased demand for blood flow to provide oxygen to the muscles doing the work. This is accomplished by increase in heart rate and stoke volume. Since cardiac output is determined by heart rate and stroke volume, it also goes up. Blood pressure also typically increases with strenuous exercise. ...Read more

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What can cause strokes & heart attacks?

What can cause strokes & heart attacks?

Heart attack stroke: Heart attacks and stroke have several risk factors in common- high blood pressure, smoking, high blood sugar and high blood cholesterol The arteries that supply the brain and the heart have many similarities, so problems that affect these arteries can cause illness of either the heart or the brain. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what causes strokes & heart attacks?

Can anyone tell me what causes strokes & heart attacks?

Stroke causes: Causes of stroke are numerous. It could be combination of risk factors (diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol), clots coming from the heart other arteries, genetic factors or unknown cause. Clots are best treated with blood thinners. Regardless of type of stroke, control of risk factors is very important (blood pressure control, normalization of cholesterol, healthy diet). ...Read more

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What the differens between stroke & heart attack?

Two different: Conditions!- stroke comes from blood clot or bleeding in brain. The blood t or plaque build could be in one of the carotid arteries in the neck. Heart attack comes from blockage of coronary blood vessels that are part of the heart!- sorry for missed word (not t, word was clot). ...Read more

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What causes a stroke or heart diseases ?

What causes a stroke or heart diseases ?

Heart disease: Commonest cause is atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. This is contributed to by high blood pressure, diabetes and smoking among other things. ...Read more

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What can cause a heart attack vs stroke?

Blood Clots: Both a heart attack and a stroke is caused by a blood clot that gets lodged in a vessel in the heart and brain respectively. The only exception to this is that bleeding in the brain is also termed "stroke, " but it is a "hemorrhagic stroke" rather than an "embolic stroke, " which is from blood clots. ...Read more

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What causes a massive heart attack or stroke?

What causes a massive heart attack or stroke?

Atherosclerosis: Depends on one's personal risks smoking, obesity, hypertension, hyperlipemia, diabetes , family history. Simply, one blocks the feeding artery to part of the heart muscle and low flow, or no flow causes ischemia which cause death of the heart cells, which is a heart attack! myocardial infarction is the medical term.Ekg and lab tests show the damage. ...Read more

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Smoke free for 12 mo. As of easter 2014, what are my risks of stroke/heart attack at this point?

Smoke free for 12 mo. As of easter 2014, what are  my risks of stroke/heart attack at this point?

Congrats!: Congratulations on quitting! tobacco smoking is a major risk factor for stroke and heart attack. In terms of stroke, the risk of having stroke returns to that of a non-smoker within 2 years. I believe it is 5 years for heart attack risk. Needless to say, there are numerous other health advantages as well - decreased risk of various cancers (lung, esophagus etc), dementia etc. Keep up good work! ...Read more

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