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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Cerebral Vascular Accident (Definition)

Cerebral vascular accident is also known as 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 ...Read more


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

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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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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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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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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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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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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


Dr. Al Hegab
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Vascular (Definition)

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