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Unformatted text preview: Learning Issue: Hemorrhagic Cerebral Vascular Accident Name: Jacey Grant Definition ● Intracerebral hemorrhage and hemorrhagic stroke are used interchangably ● Intracerebral hemorrhage accounts for 10-15% of all stroke Etiology ● Hypertension (60%) ● Cerebral amyloidosis (10%) ● Coagulopathies ● Anticoagulant therapy ● Thrombolytic therapy ● Cocaine and other sympathomimetic drugs ● Arteriovenous malformation ● Intracranial aneurysm ● Vasculitis ● Intracranial neoplasm Risk Factors/ epidemiology ● Advanced age – the risk of stroke increases with age ● Cocaine or other sympathomimetic drugs ● History of prior stroke ● Stroke is the leading killer and disabler (3 rd leading cause of death and 1 st leading cause of disability) ● Mortality rate for hemorrhagic stroke is 40-80% ● African Americans have a higher incidence of hemorrhagic and ischemic strokes than other races in the US ● Incidence of hemorrhagic stroke in the Japanese population is increased Pathophys ●...
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2012 for the course PAS 600 - 601 taught by Professor Garrubba during the Fall '10 term at Chatham University.
- Fall '10