Case Study Cva

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Case Study #6 Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA) Unit 4 Capstone Project: Cerebral Vascular Accident May 13, 2014 Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA) is also known as a stroke or brain attack. It is the loss of a brain function due to a disturbance in the blood supply to the brain. This may occur from a blockage due to clots, a ruptured vessel, or a hemorrhage. A Cerebral Vascular Accident can happen to anyone at any time. The symptoms of a Cerebral Vascular Accident typically start sudden, in seconds to minutes and in most cases do not progress further. REMEMBER the more quickly you get help the better prognosis you will have. Some of the signs/symptoms of CVA are slurred speech, drooping of one side of the face, weakness of one side of the body, dizziness, blurred vision, and headache. Because each and every person is different and everyone’s body does not react the same symptoms may vary from person to person. Some of the leading causes of CVA are: -High Blood Pressure -Diabetes -Drug Use -Alcohol Abuse -Obesity Statistics say: -35%-50% of people with high blood pressure are at risk of having a stroke. -People diagnosed with diabetes mellitus are 2 to 3 times more likely to have a stroke. -10% recover almost completely. -25% recover with minor impairment. -40% require special care. (assistance from caregiver, live in caregiver) -10% require nursing home or a long term care facility. -15% pass away shortly after their stroke. -14% experience another stroke within a year. -28% suffer from a stroke under the age of 65. -75% become disabled. -30%-50% suffer depression. Diagnosis of CVA will require a doctor’s examination which may include vision check, speech evaluation, checking of the reflexes, blood pressure monitoring, and the doctor may also check the sound of blood vessels in the neck. The doctor will also order a

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