Ischemic Stroke: Characteristics

by Carlo Raj, MD

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    What are the characteristics of our ischemic stroke? Well, it’s important to understand where did my stroke take place. We call it a cerebrovascular accident, don’t we? A CVA. In cerebrovascular accident, where was the location of this particular stroke? Which blood vessel was it affecting? Was it a large blood vessel? Was it a little blood vessel? What part of the brain was affected? Was it the dominant or non-dominant side? You understand that at this juncture, it would be a really good idea for you to have a firm handle of the neuroanatomy, right? Make sure you know where all the important significant blood vessels are located, what part of the brain that they are supplying and make sure you understand what – That part of the brain, what is it responsible for? What kind of activity? Is it motor or sensory? So on and so forth. Those kinds of questions become important for us and it’s important that you understand what part of the brain is responsible for what kind of function. Maximal at onset. Remember that husband sitting on a recliner chair, watching TV and then all of sudden, boom, it happened quickly. Slurring of the speech, was unable to walk, maybe blurring of the vision. That’s characteristic of a stroke. May have a step-wise progression depending on the etiology. Now, you’ve heard of multi-infarct dementia maybe perhaps. And so therefore, as you have more and more of your blood vessels being blocked and blocked and blocked. And then the dementia that is setting in takes a step-wise like, well, deterioration. Let’s talk further about risk factors. Hypertension being one of the most common, common risk factors for ischemic stroke. And if it is hypertension, then what may then happen to the blood vessel focally? Good....

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    The lecture Ischemic Stroke: Characteristics by Carlo Raj, MD is from the course Stroke (Cerebrovascular Accident).

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    1. Berry anuerysm at the circle of Willis
    2. Hypercholestrolemia
    3. Diabetes
    4. Hyaline arteriolosclerosis of the arteries in the brain
    5. Sickle cell disease
    1. Hemophilia
    2. CADASIL (cerebral autosomal dominant arteropathy with subcortical infarcts and leucoencephalopathy)
    3. Protein C deficiency
    4. Sickle cell disease
    5. Antiphospholipid syndrome
    1. Notch 3 gene
    2. Rb gene
    3. P53 gene
    4. WT 1 gene
    5. ADAMTS-13 gene
    1. CADASIL
    2. Antiphospholipid syndrome
    3. Chronic use of oral contraceptive pills
    4. Multiple myeloma
    5. Pregnancy

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     Carlo Raj, MD

    Carlo Raj, MD

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    ischemic strokes could be focal or global
    By Neuer S. on 16. April 2017 for Ischemic Stroke: Characteristics

    very clear explanation and easy to understand great examples and easy to follow