Monthly Archives: October 2009

Hypertension Control

There are very few studies which have documented that treatment of hypertension will decrease the risk of stroke occurrence after TIA or stroke recurrence after minor stroke. Numerous prospective studies and clinical trials, however, have consistently shown a decreased risk

Asymptomatic carotid artery disease

Asymptomatic carotid artery disease, which includes nonstenosing plaque or carotid stenosis, is frequent and increases with age, occurring in 53.6% of subjects 65 to 94 years of age. Among individuals with asymptomatic carotid disease, the annual stroke risk was 1.3%

Atherosclerosis and microangiopathy of the coronary

Atherosclerosis and microangiopathy of the coronary, peripheral and cerebral arteries are frequently a complication of diabetes. The relative risk of ischemic stroke ranges from 1.5 to 3.0 and probably depends on the type and severity of the diabetes. Recent cohort

Identify Stroke Risk Factors

Nonmodifiable stroke risk factors include age, gender, heredity, and ethnicity. There is an exponential increase in incidence of stroke with age, and the majority of strokes occur in persons over 65 years of age. Men have a greater stroke incidence

Cryptogenic Infarction

Despite efforts to arrive at a diagnosis, the cause of infarction in a discouragingly large number of cases remains undetermined. Some cases may be unexplained because no appropriate laboratory studies are performed, while others are due to the improper timing

Small vessel, Lacunar Infarction

Small vessel, Lacunar Infarction These strokes have distinctive clinical syndromes with a small zone of ischemia confined to the territory of a single vessel. They are understood to reflect arterial disease of the vessels penetrating the brain to supply the

Atherosclerotic Infarction

Atherosclerotic Infarction Atherosclerotic plaque at a bifurcation or curve in one of the larger vessels leads to progressive stenosis with the final large artery occlusion due to thrombosis of the narrowed lumen. Arteriosclerotic plaques may develop at any point along

Definition of the Infarct Subtype

There are multiple mechanisms which may lead to brain ischemia. Hemodynamic infarction originates when there is an impediment to normal perfusion usually caused by a severe arterial stenosis or occlusion due to atherosclerosis and coexisting thrombosis. Embolism occurs When a

Stroke. Introduction

Introduction Ischemic stroke continues to have a major impact on the public health of our nation. Ranking among the leading causes of death, stroke is far more disabling than fatal and results in enormous costs measured in both health-care dollars

Varicella and zoster. Conclusion.

In light of these studies, the ACIP and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) formulated a series of recommendations for the routine use of varicella vaccine. Varicella vaccine may be given simultaneously with measles-mumps- rubella vaccine (MMR), but the vaccines