The flashcards below were created by user rjfackler on FreezingBlue Flashcards.

  1. Who is most at risk for CVA?
    • African Americans
    • Men
    • Over 55
  2. Left cerebral hemisphere controls _____?
    • Analytic
    • mental processes
    • Language aqusitions
    • mathematics
    • reasoning
  3. Carbon Diaoxide is the most common controller of what?
    Cerebral bloodflow
  4. Right cerebral hemisphere infuences:
    emotional and artistic tendancies
  5. 80% of strokes are?
  6. A vessel needs to be blocked by what percentage before symptoms result.
  7. Thromolytic/ischmic strokes are caused by ?
    • Plaque or Thrombus-large artery
    • Lacunae - small artery
    • drugs
    • cardiac made emboli
    • unknown
  8. Hemorrhagic stroke is bleeding into where?
  9. Hemorrhagic stroke is caused by?
    aneurysm or arteriovenus malformation
  10. TIA's present the same as stoke however the sympoms last up until ____hours. They also have ______ lasting effects.
    • 24
    • no
  11. What is receptive aphasia?
    Unable to comprehend written or spoken word.
  12. Dysarthria is?
    Difficulty speaking
  13. Dysphasia is?
    Impaired speech
  14. Aphasia is?
    loss of speech
  15. Aprixia is?
    The partial inability to perform a previously learned skill.
  16. Diplopia is ?
    Double vision
  17. Hemianopsia is the loss of half of the ______?
    visual field
  18. Parathesia is numbness and tingling of _______?
    • Extremity
    • Every sensation to the affected area as painful.
  19. What is the classification of Mannitol/osmitrol?
    Osmotic diuretic
  20. What does Mannitol do?
    Decreases the intercraial swelling by pulling excess fluid(csf) out of the brain and excretes it through urine.
  21. Hemiparesis
    WEAKNESS of the face, arm and leg
  22. Paralysis of the face, arm and leg is _____?
  23. Endarterectomy is the most common noncardiac vascular surgery/procedure; it is described as:?
    The surgical removal of atherosclerotic plaque or thrombus from a carodid artery.
  24. Ataxia is
    difficulty walking
  25. __________ is the best approach to CVA. How?
    • Prevention
    • Control hypertension, reduce alcohol, education and community awareness.
  26. Streptokinase (TPA) enzyme is the treatment of_____?
  27. Buergers disease normally affects which population? And what casues it?
    • Men 20-35 heavy smokers all races
    • Auto immune disease causes inflammation of the small arteries and vein in the extremities.
  28. Buergers patients have complaints of:?
    • Pain in the arch of the foot-
    • rubor- reddish/blue color of the foot
    • Absent petal pulses
  29. Raynaud's disease is ?
    • An immunological disorder -intermittent constriction of arterioles of the fingers, toes, tipof the nose,
    • causes pain and pallor.
  30. this disease affects women between 16-40 and occurs more often in cold climates.
  31. In P(arterial)D pain is:
    usually at rest
  32. the Allen test determines what?
    Aterial circulation to the hands
Card Set:
2011-11-06 22:26:43
clark state CVA

Show Answers: