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1

Most common cause of intra-cerebral haemorrhage is hypertension. What are some less common causes?

Trauma, infections, tumours, blood clotting deficiencies, and abnormalities in blood vessels

2

Stroke is the ____ largest killer in NZ

Third

3

___% of people are over 65

65%

4

What kind of stroke has a higher mortality rate?

Haemorrhage

5

Non-Reduceable Risk Factors

history of stroke/TIA's, family history of stroke, age, ethnicity, diabetes, age >60 years

6

Reducible Risk Factors

Hypertension, cholesterol, sedentary life style and smoking

7

In a haemorrhage high blood pressure can cause the thin-walled arteries to rupture and release blood into the brain tissue

The blood collects and can form a ____

Clot, called a hematoma

8

The Ischemic Cascade is a series of

Biomechanical reactions that are initiated in the brain and other aerobic tissues after seconds to minutes of ischemia (inadequate blood supply)

9

Talk about the Stroke Impact Scale

4 domains (mobility, hand function, ADL's, strength). A questionnaire

10

FAST

Face -> Droopy
Arm -> Weakness One Side
Speech -> Unable to talk
Time -> Need to call 111 ASAP