Stroke Case Study

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It goes without saying that everyone’s health is important and should be taken care carefully. Everyone has heard of strokes before but many people do not really know its meaning, types, and the number of individuals of that dies due to this issue. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2015), strokes kills an average of 130,000 people a year and it is one of the most common deaths that happen in the United States. An average of 800,000 of people die from cardiovascular disease and strokes and it is also a reason of long-term disability (Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, 2015). Strokes, which can also be called cerebrovascular accident or CVA happen when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted or the blood vessel going towards the brain burst. Then part of the brain dies or become seriously injured because the brain cells do not receive oxygen and they eventually die. People’s lifestyle may also impact seriously on their health and increase the possibility of having a stroke. Some of the risk that can severely increase the cause of stroke would be high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, cigarette smoking, as well as strokes that …show more content…

It is important that the patient keeps in contact with the doctor after the surgery because if the individual has any problems after the surgery, the doctor can fix it. The patient can notice that something is wrong when some of the symptoms happen. Those symptoms are numbness or weakness on the face, arm, leg, or on one side of the body, unexpected confusion which can impair the person from understanding normal conversation and be able to speak. Also, the individual may have a vision loss on either one or both eyes, individual can have loss of coordination, etc. (Beaumont, 2015). Individuals have to be careful when having those symptoms because they can be

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  • Explains that strokes kills an average of 130,000 people a year and is one of the most common deaths in the united states.
  • Explains that stroke costs the nation $34 billion annually, including the cost of health care services, medications, and lost productivity.
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