Flashcards in Chapter 25: Stroke Deck (12):
The most common type of brain disorder.
Another name for stroke
CVA (cerebrovascular accident)
Any injury to brain tissue resulting from a disturbance of blood supply to the brain.
What two thing can cause a stroke?
1) Ischemia due to thrombosis, embolism,. or overall reduced blood flow in the body.
Lack of blood supply and oxygen to a tissue or organ
What are the three main types of stroke?
1) Cerebral thrombosis
2) Cerebral embolus
3) Cerebral hemorrhage
What is a type of stroke caused by a blood clot of a cerebral artery that has been narrowed by arteriosclerosis?
What is a type of stroke caused by a fragment of blood clot from an arteriosclerotic plaque or from the heart?
What is a type of CVA caused by the rupture of a cerebral artery in a person with hypertension?
What is the most common type of stroke?
What is the most serious type of stroke?