Ischemic vs Hemorrhagic Stroke
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The two types of ischemic stroke are
Thrombotic and Embolic
What is the cause of ischemic stroke?
Blocked artery- 85% of strokes
What is the cause of a thrombotic ischemic stroke?
A blood clot that forms in the cerebral arteries
What is the cause of an embolic ischemic stroke?
A blood clot or other debris that circulates to the cerebral arteries.
What are some complications of ischemic stroke?
-Aphasia or dysphasia
-Pain- numbness & tingling
What are the diagnostics used to determine if it is an ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke?
CT or MRI
Labs: CBC, BG, Lipid Profile, Bleeding Studies, R/O infection
What is the treatment for ischemic stroke?
-Restore cerebral circulation
-Aspirin or Plavix
-Carotid Angioplasty or stents
What is a hemorrhagic stroke?
A burst blood vessel
What are the causes of hemorrhagic stroke?
What are the 2 types of hemorrhagic stroke?
What is an intracerebral hemorrhagic stroke?
A cerebral vessel that bursts and spills blood into the brain tissue.
What is a subarachnoid hemorrhagic stroke?
A cerebral artery on or near the brain surface that bursts and the blood spills in the space between the brain surface and the skull.
What are the treatment options for hemorrhagic stroke?
-Control the bleeding and decrease blood pressure
-Surgically clip aneurysm
What are the symptoms of stroke?
-Loss of balance/coordination
-Paralysis, numbness, unilateral
What are the risk factors for stroke?
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