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Aphasia is an ACQUIRED loss, inidence of______ Americans
Aphasia is the impairment and comprehension and/or production of...
Language that results from fairly LOCALIZED damage to the brain
Aphasia usually accompanies focal areas of damage to the....
Left cerebral hemisphere.
Aphasia affects what?
Reading, writing, speaking, understanding, gestures, and other symbol systems used for communication.
Diseases of the nervous system will affect 50 americans which is ___ out of ____people.
1 out of 70
Who is the most likely candidate to be aphasic?
50+ years of age
Aphasia happens because...
CHI (closed head injuries
or TBI (traumatic brain injuries)
The causes of Aphasia include:
CVA (cerebrovascular accident)
CVA (cerebrovascular accident) is caused by:
CVA's are usually not...
What is the MAIN cause of Aphasia?
Impaired blood flow TO or WITHIN the brain
Aphasia is the ____ leading killer in the US and the primary cause of adult disability
____% of strokes comes from ______
20% of strokes comes from_______
A brain bleed (hemorrage)
(CVA) In Thrombus, a blood clot forms ___ the blood vessel in the ____obstructing the flow of blood to the brain cells.
(causes thrombosis) Brain cells can only survive _____minutes without oxygen, and the damage is_____.
In Embolus, a blood clot forms in one part of the body and_____to the brain, eventually____flow of blood to brain cells
t-PA stands for what?
What is it used for?
It is a clot-busting thrombolytic being given to lessen the effets of a stoke in Embolus
an Aneurysm causes what?
What is a hemorrhage?
A rupture of blood vessel due to weakness in the vessel wall
A hemorrhage can be caused by what?
Conditions such as HBP or is can be congenital weakness
Congenital weakness is also known as what?
Aneurysm (weakness in blood vessel wall)
What is Stenosis?
cerebral arteriosclerosis blockage of arteries from fatty deposites.
Stenosis has a _____onset.
Stenosis is largely due to.....
High levels of cholesterol
Low density lipoproteins
high density lipoproteins
TIA (trasient ischemic attack) is what?
The gradual closing of blood vessel, reduced blood flow. It comes and goes like a spasm
Other causes of Aphasia is what?
Toxic Agents (carbon monoxide)
brain tumors are usually ____or _____.