In the United States, 795,000 people will have their first or recurrent stroke. Studies show that 10% of strokes are secondary to intracerebral hemorrhage and another 3% are due to subarachnoid hemorrhage. The frequency of stroke varies with age, sex, ethnicity and socioeconomic status. African Americans and Hispanics have the greatest threat of intracerebral hemorrhage and excess risk is mostly observed in young and middle aged people (Liebskind & O 'Connor,2015).
knelt to help her, I noticed the asymmetry in his face and recalled a stroke pamphlet in the doctor’s office, so I asked him to move his arms. He raised his right arm on cue, but could not move his left. I directed my mother to call the ambulance; the pamphlet had mentioned that treatment for stroke was most effective within three hours of onset so I knew we had to hurry. I asked my grandfather when it occurred. Like many stroke patients, his speech was slurred and this impeded his ability to communicate
Cerebrovascular accident, or stroke, is the third leading reason for death in the United States and the number one cause of disability, with 3 million people permanently disabled as a result of stroke (Schonbeck, 2012). A cerebrovascular accident occurs when there is death of brain cells due to oxygen deprivation; in addition there is the loss of nutrients to the blood supply to the brain being diminished both a result of either a rupture, or blockage of an artery to the brain (Schonbeck
Task 2 – Stroke Strokes are caused by pathophysiological changes. The two major mechanisms of stroke consist of ischemia and haemorrhage. Ischemia is when there is no oxygen or not merely enough oxygen to fuel the tissue level in the body. Haemorrhage in the brain causing strokes can be due to non-traumatic intracerebral haemorrhage (Shah, MD, n.d.) (see appendix 1). This essay will further discuss the implications of strokes on a cellular, organ and system level. Explain the clinical presentation
brain is inhibited. When blood flow is blocked to the brain a person may experience a stroke aka brain attack. Stoke is a major health concern. It is estimated that in the United States, 7 million people over the age of 20 have had a stroke. It is thought that 750,000 people are affected annually. The risk of having a stroke increases with age, although 28% of people under the age of 65 have had a stroke. Stroke is the fourth most common cause of death in the United States while it is the leading
STROKE 6 STROKE 2 Stroke Brain cell function requires a continuous delivery of oxygen and glucose from the bloodstream. A stroke is a rapid death of brain tissue due to a disturbance in blood supply.. Blood flow can be compromised in a variety of ways. Stroke is also referred to as cerebrovascular accident (CVA). Watch for these signs and symptoms if you think you or someone else may be having a stroke. Note when your signs and symptoms begin, because the length of time they have been present
Strokes: Before and After Causes of a Stroke Have you ever been in a situation where you could not get up and get your own glass of tea? Well people who have suffered from a stroke know exactly what that feels like due to the fact they cannot walk on their own. Therefore it is important to spread the word about how to decrease the chance of having a stroke. There are many things that have led to cause a stroke from the things you eat, drink, exercise pattern, weather, and family medical history.
proposal involves stroke education and prevention. My target audience is men, over the age of 60. I will cover the multiple types of strokes and describe each precursor. I will refer to several case studies in order to demonstrate how particular factors may increase the risk of stroke. I will describe why my chosen age group is at higher risk than younger ones. I aim to introduce appropriate ways to respond to such an event, as well as health management after an event. Knowing that symptoms may be different
falling or any other type of accidents, its strokes. An estimated 795,000 new and recurrent strokes occur annually in the United States alone and cost taxpayers $60 billion annually to care for (Ravenell, 2015). A stroke can not only cause long-term disability, but also brain damage or even death. It is a serious medical condition which requires immediate medical attention, but what exactly is a stroke? Who’s at risk? What can be done to prevent a stroke and what treatment is available once suffering
Strokes Before and After: Causes of a Stroke Have you ever been in a situation where you could not get up and get your own glass of tea? Well people who have suffered from a stroke know exactly what that feels like due to the fact they can not walk on their own. Therefore it is important to spread the word of how to decrease the chance of having a stroke. There are many things that is lead to cause a stroke from the things you eat, drink, exercise pattern, weather, and family medical history. These