cerebral vascular accident


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accident

 [ak´sĭ-dent]
an unforeseen occurrence, especially one of an injurious nature.
cerebral vascular accident (cerebrovascular accident (CVA)) stroke syndrome.

cerebral vascular accident,

n See stroke.

Patient discussion about cerebral vascular accident

Q. Stroke My granny got stroke. Now she is in the hospital, but she doesn't identify me or my mother. When I asked her what are the season now - she answers that it's winter now. I don't know how to help her. What I have to prepare for?

A. I was sorry to hear about your grandmother. You should remeber that after the initial phase, there may be changes in her functioning, especially with rehabilitation program. It's a vast subject, so you can read about it here (http://www.stroke.org.uk/information/after_a_stroke/), and also talk to other people in the stroke community here (http://www.imedix.com/Stroke)

Q. Migraine stroke Hi, I'm 58 years-old male and I have migraines with aura since age 14. Two weeks ago, I felt weakness in the left side of my body, and at the hospital the doctors told me I had a stroke. I underwent several tests, but they still don't know the cause for the stroke (my lab tests are normal; I don't have diabetes or hypertension). My neurologist said that although it's very rare, he thinks that my stroke was caused by my migraine. I tried to find information about it, but couldn't find much – do you know where I can get some more info? Thanks!

A. I supposedly had two strokes that caused one sided weakness and temporary aphasia. The most recent time it happened, I went to a different hospital's ER where their neurologist and stroke specialist told me I have "complex migraines." Apparently this type of migraine can mimic a stroke with all the symptoms. If you look up "complex migraine" at webmd.com or other similar sites, it will give you more informaton. My opinion, for what it's worth, is that I'd rather have a migraine than another stroke since migraines can be treated with preventive meds and/or meds that help the symptoms once it gets started.

Q. What Are the Risk Factors for Developing Stroke? My father had a stroke recently, at the age of 73. What are the risk factors for developing this?

A. Primary risk factors include:

1) smoking
2) excessive alcohol intake
3) uncontrolled high blood pressure
4) high cholesterol
5) overweight/unhealthy diet
6) illegal drugs/abuse of Rx drugs
7) known or unknown heart problems
8) diabetes
9) known or unknown vascular brain defects - aneurysm, etc.
10)family history of stroke

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I went to get a C-reactive protein test as soon as evidence started coming in that one's level of CRP is a good indicator of a high risk for cerebral vascular accidents.
9 31 >30 17 Missing 15 Comorbidity Variables History of cancer 1 History of dementia 5 History of diabetes 33 Chronic obstructive 24 pulmonary disease (COPD) History of congestive heart 22 History of myocardial 29 infarction (MI) Cerebral vascular accident 13 Peripheral vascular disease 11 Prior bypass surgery 11 Prior angioplasty 5 Severity Variables Shock 3 Ejection fraction < 35% 15 > = 35% 51 Not tested 32 Missing 2 Persistent chest pain 24 Mobility Independent 83 Walks with help 14 Unable to walk 2 Not 1 Respiratory rate <20 25 (breaths/minute) > = 20 74 Missing 1 Mean arterial pressure <2.
A cerebral vascular accident caused cerebral anoxia in five participants.