Nursing and Stroke Prevention Efforts

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Nursing and Stroke Prevention Efforts
Stroke is a cause of death, disability and morbidity in most industralized countries. It is caused by a vascular event in the brain secondary to thrombosis, ischemia, intracerebral and subarachnoid hemorrhage. The vascular event leads to hypoperfusion of the brain resulting in neurological damage. The cerebrovascular event is called a stroke if the neurological deficit persists for more than 24 hours. Neurovascular conditions with neurological deficits that do not persist for more than 24hours are called transient ischemic attacks. The economic burden of stroke on the community from emergency care, hospitalization, rehabilitation and loss of work and productivity is enormous. Thus, stroke is one of the...
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