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Revision as of 15:29, 5 June 2015

Stroke Types

Background

  • 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

Causes

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

External Links

References