Stroke

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Stroke
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  1. Transient Ischemic Attack
    temporary interruption of blood flow to the brain
  2. Cerebrovascular accident
    permanent interuption of blood flow to the brain
  3. Cerebral thrombosis
    cerebral blood clot
  4. Cerebral hemorrhage
    Cerebral bleeding
  5. Cerebral embolism
    traveling blood clot in cerebral
  6. Hemiplegia
    paralysis to a side of the body
  7. Paresthesia
    numbness & tingling
  8. Infarction
    death of tissue
  9. Syncope
    loss of consciousness, fainting
  10. Flaccid
    weakness or reduced muscle tone
  11. Ataxia
    dysfunction of the cerebellum
  12. Broca's center
    the motor speech center in the left hemisphere of the brain in most people
  13. Postical
    altered state of consciousness that a person enters after experiencing a seizure
  14. Motor/ expressive aphasia
    difficulty in expressing self
  15. Sensory Aphasia
    inability to understand written, spoken, or tactile speech symbols, due to disease of the auditory and visual word centers
  16. Mixed/ Global Aphasia
    either partial or total loss of the ability to communicate verbally or using written words as a result of widespread injury to the language areas of the brain
  17. Dysarthria
    Difficulty in articulating words
  18. Carotid Endarterctomy
    is a surgical procedure used to prevent stroke, by correcting narrowing in the common carotid artery
  19. Extracerebral
    Located outside the cerebral hemispheres
  20. Subluxation
    partial dislocation
  21. Direct causes of a CVA
    • - Arteriosclerosis
    • - Atherosclerosis
    • - Ruptured Vein
    • - Thrombosis
    • - Embolism
  22. Symptoms of TIA
    Vary depending on the part affected: syncope, vertigo, weakness, slurred speech, inability to talk, paresthesia, diplopia

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