Flashcards in Prevention of Stroke Deck (11):
What are 6 modifiable risk factors for stroke?
What are the two types of stroke which can occur?
Define "primary prevention"
Preventing the onset of disease before it has occurred
Define "secondary prevention"
Intervene and hopefully limit disease before it fully develop
Describe the rhythm of Atrial Fibrillation
What does the P wave on an ECG illustrate?
Name 1 Risk Score to assess likelihood of developing a Stroke?
What is cardio-version?
A procedure by which an abnormally fast heart rate (tachycardia) or other cardiac arrhythmia is converted to a normal rhythm using electricity or drugs
What is the "Prevention Paradox"?
The majority of cases of a disease come from a population at low or moderate risk of that disease
What is NNT "Number needed to treat"
Average number of patients who need to be treated to prevent one additional bad outcome