Stroke

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What is a Stroke?
A Stroke is where the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. There are 3 types; ischaemic, haemorrhagic and a transient ichaemic stroke
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Name 3 causes
Obesity, high blood pressure, high cholestrol
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Name 4 symptoms
Blurred or loss of vision, drooping face, unable to hold arms above head, slurred speech
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Name 3 risk factors
Age (older people), smoking, alcohol
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Name 3 treatments
Taking statins to low the level of LDL cholestrol, taking anticoagulants to prevent further blood clots, cartoid endartectomy surgery to unblock the clot
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Describe the impact of having a Stroke
Physical- can cause permanent paralysis. Intellectual- Depression, anxiety. Emotional- Anger, frustration. Social- may not be able to go out due to lack of physical ability. Financial- may have to quit work, will be off when in hospital.
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Patient Centred Approach
Discuss and make decisions about their treatment options, recieve advice.
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Patient Care Pathway
What happened before symptoms, blood tests, MRI and CT Scans to determine severity and type, a swallow test, catoid ultrasound shows arteries can see blockage, echocardiography
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