Cerebro Vascular Accident

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Angeles University Foundation

Angeles City

College of Nursing

“Cerebrovascular Accident Infarct Right hemisphere”

In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements in NCM RLE 102

OB- Pedia Ward, Balitucan District Hospital

Submitted by:

Ano Carl Elexer C.

Balilo, Noel Leonicio

Dizon, Requelito

Estrada, Florence Ancel

BSN III-1 Group 1

Submitted To:

Fe Pagado R.N., M.N.

February 21, 2009

I. Introduction

Many studies were conducted regarding cerebrovascular accidents tackling different aspects of cerebrovascular accident such as; the cause, precipitating factors, predisposing factor, and its prevalence throughout the world as one of the top ten leading causes of morbidity.

Cerebrovascular accident (CVA) is the medical term for what is commonly termed a stroke. It refers to the injury to the brain that occurs when flow of blood to brain tissue is interrupted by a clogged or ruptured artery, causing brain tissue to die because of lack of nutrients and oxygen.

The severity associated with cerebrovascular accident can best be demonstrated by the following facts: CVA is the leading cause of adult disability in the world. Two – thirds of strokes appear among 65 year old and above. Stroke affects more men than women and most of the cases are among African American. (Accessed on: http://www.wikidoc.org/index.php/Cerebrovascular_accident)

A. Current Trends about the Disease Condition

Blunt cerebrovascular injuries can be diagnosed using whole body 16 multi-detector CT (MDCT); there's no need for an additional neck MDCT angiography examination according to a recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Maryland Medical Center and R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, both in Baltimore, MD. The study showed that whole body MDCT is just as accurate as neck MDCTA. Blunt cerebrovascular injuries are uncommon but potentially devastating injuries that can lead to stroke and death. These include dissections,...