Stroke

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  • Characteristics Of Stroke

    making sense of it all. When you ask the person next to you for help, you find that the words are not able to escape your mouth, and in an instant, you are overcome with fear. Panic begins to flood your body as your vision becomes foggy and your legs no longer want to support your body.1 What I just described to you are the signs of a person experiencing a left cerebrovascular accident (CVA) or stroke. Approximately 795,000 people experience a stroke every year in the United States,1 and as physical therapists (PT), it is important to assist these patients in regaining their independence. Four methods…

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  • Stroke Essay

    What is a stroke? A stroke is a major medical emergency. It happens when the brain isn’t getting the oxygen that it needs, and the blood flow to your brain stops. This causes brain cells to die which can result in loss of memory, speech, and/or loss of movement. There are two different kinds of strokes, ischemic stroke and hemorrhagic stroke. An ischemic stroke happens when there is a blood clot that blocks a blood vessel in the brain, this is the most common type of stroke. Hemorrhagic stroke…

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  • The Dangers Of Stroke

    Stroke is rated as the number four cause of death and foremost cause of disability in the United State. It is considered as one of the major health problems comprises the uncontrollable liability of early mortality. However, the good news is that stroke could be largely prevented by eighty percent by basic health practices such physical plan exercises, personal behaviors, avoidance of smoking, getting physical activity at least 3.5 hours or more per week, eluding extra body weight by keeping…

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  • Stroke Vs Stroke Essay

    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…

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  • Stroke Case Study Stroke

    Stroke Case Study 1. The man has had an ischaemic stroke, identify the biological changes that would have occurred in his brain during the process. Arnold’s ischaemic stroke would be initiated when a lack of blood supply (ischaemia) is prevented from reaching the brain (NHS, 2016). The lack of oxygen causes the neurons within the brain to start a chain reaction, in the form of an ischaemic cascade. This begins seconds after the onset of ischaemia. The ischaemic cascade is a biological…

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  • Hemorrhagic Stroke Papers

    Overview Stroke and hemorrhagic stroke A stroke is a brain attack. It is caused when blood flow to an area of brain is cut off. Brain cells are deprived of oxygen and begin to die. After that, abilities for the brain cells in that area to memory and muscle control are lost. There are two main kinds of strokes: ischemic stroke and hemorrhagic stroke. Ischemic stroke is the main kind of strokes and it takes up to 80% of all strokes. It is caused by a blockage of blood flow of part of the brain…

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  • Disadvantages Of Ischemic Stroke

    ischemic stroke. Ischemic stroke occurs when blood supply to the brain is blocked. Permanent damage to brain tissue occurs at the site due to cell death at the affected area. Certain parts of the brain control different body functions, so when damage occurs this alters how the body works. Per the American Stroke Association, 87% of strokes are ischemic (Doenges, Moorhouse, and Murr, 214) Etiology: There are certain risks that can increase the chance of someone having a stroke. High blood…

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  • Proprioception Training In Stroke

    The purpose of this literature review paper is to analyze the use of proprioception training in individuals who have suffered a cerebrovascular accident, most commonly referred to as a stroke. As defined in the textbook (Coker, 2013), proprioception is “the continuous flow of sensory information received from receptors located in the muscles, tendons, joints, and inner ear regarding movement and body position.” A stroke can affect various areas of the brain, including those involved in balance…

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  • The Causes Of Strokes

    “During a stroke, 32,000 brain cells per second (1.9 million per minute) die” (Loyola University Health System, 2014). Strokes have become a concern in modern America, with great reason. Strokes are called many different names and have a lot of confusion with the different names. Strokes have an immense number of different causes and can also vary on the type of stroke. The body is greatly affected by having a stroke, with effects that can last a lifetime. With technology advancing there are…

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  • Causes And Effects Of Strokes

    Introduction: Today there are many causes of death, one of which is strokes. Strokes, although not the leading cause of death, are still in the top ten causes; in fact, they are the fifth leading cause of death. Over one hundred thousand people die from strokes; however, not all stroke victims suffer from death. There are over 700,000 people who suffer from a stroke in the US, and although a great percent survives the initial stroke, as time goes on stroke victims risks of death increases. …

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