Flashcards in Stroke Deck (37)
Stroke is development of what two neurologic deficit related to vascular event?
focal or global
2 kinds of atypical strokes?
5% Subarachnoid (younger people)
stroke risk factors: 7 bigs
Definition of cerebral infarction?
necrosis due to occlusion or hypoperfusion
what vascular structures usually cause of cerebral infarction?
arterioles, veins, heart
3 main mechanisms of cerebral infarction
1. pump failure
2. narrowed lumen
3. emboli occlusion
causes of narrowed lumen in cerebral infarction? 3 things:
3. hypertensive thickening
what is usual cause of large artery occlusions?
what is usual cause of small vessel occlusions?
what is usual cause of venous occlusions?
what can happen in heart valves to cause stroke? causes?
valve vegetations due to:
2. non-infectious deformities
1/3 of population has what in their heart that will increase stroke risk?
1. patent interatrial septum
2. allows DVTs to pass into brain and skip lungs
Common sites for atherosclerosis in circle of willis? 4 areas
when brain tissue is injured, what happens to area around it?
cytotoxic oedema>increased ICP>herniations (subfalcine or uncal)
dead neurons histologically look?
surrounded by anoxic-ischemic neurons
after swelling recedes in cerebral infarct, what happens to the dead area?
liquidative necrosis>cystic space
what are cerebral haemorrhagic infarcts?
from reperfusion damage, and can come from cardiac ventricle thrombus/emboli
berry aneurysm cause usually?
hypertension causing hyaline arteriolosclerosis
lacunar infarcts are? dangerous where?
small infarcts from hypertension, can be devastating if in brainstem
people with cerebral infarcts die how? top 3:
2. cardiovascular disease
3. pulmonary thromboembolism (immobility)
hypertensive small vessel disease affects which vessels?
congophilic (amyloid) angiopathy affects which vessels?
superficial periphery of brain
hypertensive haemorrhage usually has what disease?
hypertensive haemorrhage usually happens where? 4 places
lobar white matter
high pressure cerebral haemorrhage does what?
tear through neural tissue
low pressure cerebral haemorrhage does what?
ooze and then separate cerebral tissue
cerebral amyloid angiopathy has deposition of what? which vessels?
A beta-amyloid plaques in wals of superficial supratentorial blood vessels
cerebral amyloid angiopathy has association with?