Different Strokes for Different Folks-Ischemic Stroke

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TEAM,
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Different “strokes” for different folks. 
CVA=Vascular injury that reduces cerebral blood flow to specific region of brain causing neuro impairment
determination of last known time when patient was at baseline is essential. Time = brain.

ISCHEMIC STROKE CAUSES

Thrombotic (80% of ischemic CVA)

Atherosclerosis

Vasculitis

verteberal & carotid artery dissection

Polycythemia

Hypercoagulable state

Infection

Embolic (20% of ischemic CVA)

Valvular vegetations

Mural thrombi

Arterial-arterial emboli from proximal source

Fat Emboli

Septic emboli

Hypoperfusion

Cardiac failure resulting in systemic 
HEMORRHAGIC CAUSE

Intracerebral

Hypertension

Amyloidosis

Anticoagulation

Vascular malformations

Cocaine

Subarachnoid 
Berry aneurysm rupture

AV malformation

CINCINNATI PREHOSPITAL STROKE SCALE
1 .Facial droop
2. Arm drift
3. Speech
All 3 present >85% acute stroke
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Also incorporated into public awareness “FAST” = face, arm, speech, time
 STROKE TYPES
Ischemic, cerebellar, transient ischemic attack (TIA), hemorrhagic, intracerebral,subarachnoid
Wikiem.org for more indepth. This is a HUGE topic with many different niches.

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About the Author
I am an experienced trauma nurse who has seen a lot of super tragic and gnarly things. On the flip side, I’ve have seen and done a lot of amazing things in my 20 years of nursing as well. I’ve saved lives for a living and I have had the privilege and the honor of holding patients hands as they take their last breath. I have seen SO many patients and their loved ones in their most fragile moments. I am proud of my profession, and for the fact that I have fought so valiantly to be here. Sometimes nurses get burnt out, but I have been blessed to be at the bedside all of my career. I have earned multiple degrees and certifications in nursing. I am the nurse you want at your bedside when you’re critically injured and dying. I put my blood, sweat and tears into being clinically astute & relevant. This blog is to help new nurses, nursing students, paramedics, experienced nurses, or whomever comes across my blogs path and think it is intriguing, educational or inspiring to them. In this career, we are all here to share and help one another grow. I believe in building others up, so they can reach the next level, whatever their goal may be. Carpe Diem & ENJOY!

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