2. Describe how a Transient Ischemic Attack is different than an Ischemic Stroke? 

Laura Gray is an active woman, 82 years of age, who lost consciousness and collapsed at home. Her daughter found her mother on the floor, awake, confused, and slightly short of breath. The daughter called EMS. EMS evaluated Mrs. Gray and determined that she may have had a stroke. They notified the nearest designated comprehensive stroke center that they would be arriving with the patient within 15 minutes. The daughter reports that her mother had had an episode of sudden-onset numbness and tingling in the right limb, with slight confusion and slurred speech, 3 days previously. The episode lasted only 5 minutes and then the symptoms went away.  Additional information provided by the daughter indicates that Mrs. Gray has been treated for hypertension for 10 years but notes that she is often not compliant with her antihypertensive medicine. The patient smoked for the past 40 years, drinks occasionally, and is of normal weight.

Please answer the following questions and submit your assignment via Blackboard by the due date.

1. What risk factors does Mrs. Gray have for a stroke?

2. Describe how a Transient Ischemic Attack is different than an Ischemic Stroke?

3. In the hospital, Mrs. Gray is immediately scheduled for a CT scan of her brain. What is the importance of this action?

4. Based on her history and her recent stroke, what type of dementia is Mrs. Gray at risk of developing?

5. According to the National Stroke Association, Atrial Fibrillation raises a person’s risk for stroke by 500%. Go to the National Stroke Association web site and identify the connection between Atrial Fibrillation and stroke. http://www.stroke.org/understand-stroke/preventing-stroke/afib-stroke-connection

6. View the following youtube video “Stroke” by Necleus Medical Media (Sample Version) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcmrgwNCPwM and identify the primary differences between ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke.

This is the assignment guidelines:

  • Normal physiological principles, processes, and mechanisms are explained at the molecular, cellular, and organ levels.
  • Physiological processes and mechanisms relating to the pathology are clearly explained.
  • Answers focus on substantive ideas that are supported by relevant facts and examples.
  • Explanations are clear and incorporate appropriate vocabulary.
  • Thoughtful and convincing responses clearly demonstrate depth of subject knowledge.
  • Information is derived from good quality, credible sources.
  • All questions are answered completely.
  • All content is current and accurate.

Bibliography / Citations / Writing (3 points)

  • Two (2) or more sources used for the assignment (your textbook can be one of the sources).
  • All material that is not considered “common knowledge” is cited.
  • All quotations and/or paraphrasing are cited according to APA format.
  • The full reference for each citation is found in the bibliography.
  • References are listed alphabetically at end of assignment in the bibliography.
  • Bibliography and citations follow APA format.
  • Writing is free of grammatical errors.
  • Sentences are complete, clear, and concise.
  • Spelling is correct.

This is the book that should be at least one of the references:


Book Name : Porth’s Pathophysiology

Edition : 9th Edition | | ISBN : 1451146000

Author Name : Sheila Grossman; Carol Mattson Porth;

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