Difference between revisions of "Stroke (main)"

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*Ischemic (87%)
{{Ischemic Stroke Cause}}
**Thrombotic (80% of ischemic CVA)
{{Hemorrhagic Stroke Cause}}
***Arterial dissection
***Hypercoagulable state
**Embolic (20% of ischemic CVA)
***Valvular vegetations
***Mural thrombi
***Arterial-arterial emboli from proximal source
***Fat emboli
***Septic emboli
***Cardiac failure resulting in systemic hypotension
*Hemorrhagic (13%)
***Vascular malformations
***Cocaine use
***Berry aneurysm rupture
***Vascular malformation rupture
==Differential Diagnosis==
==Differential Diagnosis==

Revision as of 15:29, 5 June 2015

Stroke Types


  • Vascular injury that reduces CBF to specific region of brain causing neuro impairment
  • Accurate determination of last known time when pt was at baseline is essential
Sensory Homonculus - courtesy AnatomyZone.com


Ischemic stroke causes (87% of all strokes)

  • Thrombotic (80% of ischemic CVA)
  • 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 hypotension

Hemorrhagic stroke causes (13% of all strokes)

Differential Diagnosis

Stroke-like Symptoms

See Also

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