Pathophysiology Of Hemorrhagic Vs. Ischemic Research Paper

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There are two different kinds - those that cause blood between the brain and the skull, and those that actually cause blood inside the brain itself. Most hemorrhagic strokes have specific symptoms, including headaches. They can also cause vomiting and loss of consciousness because of increased intracranical pressure from the blood accumulation (Donnan, et al., 2008). Some of these kinds of strokes happen because of previous head injuries, but others occur in people who have no known head injuries and no known risk factors. These strokes are harder to treat than strokes that are ischemic in nature, but that does not mean that the prognosis for patients with these kinds of strokes is always a negative one. Many people are able to recover from hemorrhagic strokes and avoid having another cerebrovascular accident in the future, but there is always increased risk after any stroke, whether it is hemorrhagic or ischemic. Once a person has had a stroke in the...

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There is no specific combination of problems that cause strokes, but risk factors include high blood pressure, atrial fibrillation, high cholesterol, and diabetes (Warlow, 2008). Old age is also a factor, as is smoking. People who control their blood pressure and cholesterol levels and do not smoke are at less risk of stroke, but there are no individuals of any age or physical condition who are "immune" where strokes are concerned. They can happen to anyone at any time.
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Donnan, G.A., et al. (2008). Stroke. Lancet 371(9624): 1612 -- 23.

O'Regan C., et al. (2008). Statin therapy in stroke prevention: a meta-analysis involving 121,000 patients. American Journal of Medicine, 121(1): 24 -- 33.

Warlow, C.P., et al.…

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Donnan, G.A., et al. (2008). Stroke. Lancet 371(9624): 1612 -- 23.

O'Regan C., et al. (2008). Statin therapy in stroke prevention: a meta-analysis involving 121,000 patients. American Journal of Medicine, 121(1): 24 -- 33.

Warlow, C.P., et al. (2008). Stroke: Practical management (3rd ed.). New York: Wiley-Blackwell.


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