Acute stroke: pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment.

  title={Acute stroke: pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment.},
  author={Joan Parker Frizzell},
  journal={AACN clinical issues},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={421-40; quiz 597-8}
Stroke, a neurologic event due to altered cerebral circulation, is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Risk factors for stroke include hypertension, family history, and diabetes mellitus. The subtypes of stroke are ischemia, infarction, and hemorrhage. Ischemia and infarction are the result of atherosclerotic development of thrombi and… CONTINUE READING