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)
verteberal & carotid artery dissection
Embolic (20% of ischemic CVA)
Arterial-arterial emboli from proximal source
Cardiac failure resulting in systemic
Berry aneurysm rupture
CINCINNATI PREHOSPITAL STROKE SCALE
1 .Facial droop
2. Arm drift
All 3 present >85% acute stroke
Also incorporated into public awareness “FAST” = face, arm, speech, time
Ischemic, cerebellar, transient ischemic attack (TIA), hemorrhagic, intracerebral,subarachnoid
Wikiem.org for more indepth. This is a HUGE topic with many different niches.