Essay Stroke

961 Words Apr 10th, 2016 4 Pages
There are three types of strokes that cause changes to the brain: Hemorrhagic stroke,Intracerebral hemorrhage and Transient ischemic attack (TIA). Ischemic stroke is the most common form of stroke, accounting for around 87% of strokes. Strokes are the 5th leading cause of death in the US, with one person dying every 4 minutes as a result. For African Americans, stoke is the 3rd leading cause of death.(http://www.cdc.gov/stroke/facts.htm) It is estimated that About 795,000 people have a stroke each year; about one every 40 seconds - there are many medical conditions that can cause a stroke and it is estimated that 8 out of 10 strokes can be prevented. However, there are some things that cannot be controlled when you are predisposed to …show more content…
The acronym F.A.S.T. is a way to remember the signs of stroke, and can help identify the onset of stroke more quickly. Face drooping: if the person tries to smile does one side of the face droop. Arm weakness: if the person tries to raise both their arms does one arm drift downward Speech difficulty: if the person tries to repeat a simple phrase is their speech slurred or strange. Time to call 911: if any of these signs are observed, contact the emergency services.(http://www.strokeassociation.org/STROKEORG/WarningSigns/Learn-More-Stroke-Warning-Signs-and-Symptoms_UCM_451207_Article.jsp#.VS8ES_V9GSo) In order for a stroke patient to get the best diagnosis and treatment possible, they will need to be treated at a hospital as soon as possible. Both ischemic strokes and hemorrhagic strokes require different kinds of treatment. There are several different types of diagnostic tests that doctors can use in order to determine which type of stroke has occurred such

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