Essay on Stroke Of Evolution Vs Completed Stroke

885 Words Dec 7th, 2016 4 Pages
CMI Vascular
Jeanelle Bastien
December 2016
Melinda Bechtel

Stroke in Evolution VS Completed Stroke

A stroke in evolution is defined as; ischemic neurologic symptoms that actively worsen during a period of observation. A completed stroke is defined as; stable neurologic deficit that had sudden onset and persists longer than 3 weeks. In a stroke in evolution symptoms come and go, which is considered unstable. Whereas a complete stroke, no progression or resolution of the symptoms, which is considered stable. (Davies, 2015. Print.) What is a stroke? A stroke is also known as a cerebrovascular accident, which produces a permanent neurologic deficit. Strokes occur due to problems with the blood supply to the brain. The blood supply is either blocked or a blood vessel within the brain ruptures, causing tissue death in the brain. A stroke is considered a medical emergency, and treatment must be given as quickly as possible. (Davies, 2015. Print.) Are you at risk of a stroke? If you are over 55, African American, family history of strokes or have a genetic condition like sickle cell, then you are more likely to have a stroke. Pregnant women are also at a higher risk for a stroke because of the elevation of estrogen in the body. These are the risk factors that are unchangeable. Here are some risk factors that you have a control over; if you medically have high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, even atrial fibrillation, you are at a higher risk of a stroke. If…

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