Stroke

Ryan Aviles

Definition

A stroke is a sudden disruption of blood flow to part of the brain

Causes

Strokes can occur when an artery that supplies blood to an area of the brain is blocked. The blockage may be caused by atherosclerosis or by a blood clot.

Symptoms

Sudden severe headache with no known cause.

Sudden dizziness, trouble walking, or loss of balance or coordination.

Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes.

Sudden confusion or trouble speaking or understanding others.

Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm, or leg.

Treatments

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Treatment

Stroke diagnosis and treatment basics

May need surgery if it is bad enough

Statistics

Stroke is the third leading cause of death

Stroke is the leading long term disability in the United States

On average, someone in the United States can have a stroke every 40 seconds

Citations

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 16 Apr. 2013. Web. 29 Apr. 2013.

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"The Internet Stroke Center." Internet Stroke Center Stroke News. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Apr. 2013.

"Signs of a Stroke." Womenshealth.gov. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Apr. 2013.

"NCP NANDA." Nursing Management of Stroke. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Apr. 2013.

"Different Types of Stroke." Different Types of Stroke. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Apr. 2013.

"Types of Stroke: IllustrationPrintable." Types of Stroke: Illustration. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Apr. 2013.