Sunday, 9 June 2013

Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA)


Stroke is an acute brain disorder of vascular origin accompanied by neurological dysfunction that persists for longer than 24 hours.
The neurological dysfunction can be Focal and Global.

Focal; which is typical of vascular occlusion.
Global; it can occur when vascular rupture leads to hemorrhage and mass effect.

Classification of Stroke:
It can classified according to the different causes;

  1. Ischemic.
  2. Hemorrhagic.
1. Ischemic Stroke:

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