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"Some people aspire to retire at a ripe old age, still in relatively good health. Certain diseases however, may lead to early retirement and long term disability. Here's a quiz about a leading cause of long term disability - a stroke/brain attack."
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What is another name for a stroke?
Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA)
Myocardial infarction (M I)
When the blood supply to a part of the brain is cut off, the cells supplied by that blood vessel are deprived of the oxygen and nutrients needed to function normally and a stroke results.
Which of the following statements regarding stroke is INCORRECT?
A stroke is always associated with severe headache.
The leading cause of disability in the United States is a stroke.
A stroke may be ischemic or hemorrhagic.
The clinical manifestations of a stroke depend on the area of the brain that's affected.
Which of the following individuals is at GREATEST risk of a stroke?
A teenager on oral contraceptives.
A patient in severe septic shock.
A person who has uncontrolled hypertension.
A person with well controlled diabetes mellitus.
Certain diseases predispose to clot formation. Clots in turn may travel to, and obstruct a vessel in the brain, leading to ischemic stroke.
Which of these conditions does NOT predispose to ischemic stroke?
Sickle cell disease.
Deep vein thrombosis.
Which of the following manifestations is NOT typical of a stroke?
Sudden onset of numbness or weakness in the face or on one side of the body.
Substernal pain, radiating to the left arm and lower jaw.
Abnormal speech, for example, slurring or jumbled words.
Vision problems such as blurring or double vision.
Preceding an actual stroke, some individuals may experience what is called a transient ischemic attack (TIA), in which they experience stroke-like symptoms. These symptoms however, tend to disappear quickly without any intervention.
What advice should you give to a person who has had a TIA?
Wait for twenty (20) minutes to see if the symptoms will subside.
Report to the emergency room as soon as possible.
Ignore the symptoms as TIAs are common and completely harmless.
Take a dose of pressure pills as high blood pressure can predispose to a stroke.
Clinical manifestations of stroke vary widely, depending on which blood vessel is affected. An occlusion of the middle cerebral artery, for example, may result in dysgraphia.
What is dysgraphia?
Inability to write
Inability to speak
Which of the following studies is used to diagnose ischemic stroke?
Computerized Axial Tomography or (CAT Scan) of the brain.
A chest x-ray
An electroencephalogram (EEG)
An electrocardiogram (ECG)
Tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) is a drug used to dissolve clots in ischemic stroke.
Which statement is TRUE of tPA?
Bleeding is not a side effect of this drug.
It may also be used in hemorrhagic stroke.
In order to be effective, it should be given within a certain time frame.
Only stroke victims may benefit from this drug.
In order to reduce the incidence of long term disability, rehabilitative care of stroke victims should begin as soon as possible. This requires the collaborative efforts of a multidisciplinary team.
Which of the following team members helps the stroke survivor to re-learn basic skills such as bathing, dressing, cooking and writing?
The Physical Therapist
The Social Worker
The Occupational Therapist
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