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Ischemic stroke

After subarachnoid hemorrhage delayed onset vasospasm can result in devastating ischemic stroke.

Ischemia results if blood flow to the brain is below 18 to 20 ml per 100 g per minute, and tissue death occurs if flow dips below 8 to 10 ml per 100 g per minute.

Epidemiology

Ischemic stroke is a leading cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide, and atherosclerosis is one of the major risk factors for this neurologic deficit.

Classification

Etiology

Pathophysiology

In brain tissue, a biochemical cascade known as the ischemic cascade is triggered when the tissue becomes ischemic, potentially resulting in damage to and death of brain cells.

Treatment

Complications

Outcome

Ischemic stroke is a major cause of death and long-term disability worldwide.

Books

Ischemic Stroke (Emergency Management in Neurology) By Giuseppe D'Aliberti, Marco Longoni, Valentina Oppo, Valentina Perini, Luca Valvassori, Simone Vidale, Cristina Motto

ischemic_stroke.txt · Last modified: 2019/01/07 08:00 by administrador