Flashcards in Stroke Deck (10)
What is a stroke?
Disrupted blood supply to the brain, causing ischaemia and focal neuropathy
What are the two types of stroke?
Which is the most common type of stroke?
What happens to cause haemorrhagic stroke?
Weakened blood vessel wall due to inflammation/aneurysm/drugs/hypertension causes bleeding, reducing blood supply to brain
What 3 things cause ischaemic stroke?
Statin therapy is recommended in all stroke patients. True/False?
Not recommended in haemorrhagic stroke
High levels of which metabolite is assoc. with increased risk of stroke?
How does a TIA differ from a stroke?
It doesn't tend to cause brain damage; acts as a "warning" that a future stroke will occur
Give examples of some stroke mimics