Stroke

Brenda Mallory

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Abstract

Strokes (also called cerebrovascular accidents) occur suddenly and are clinically defined as a focal vascular lesion, which causes an abrupt onset of a neurological deficit that lasts longer than 24 hours. The deficit depends on the area of brain affected. In a transient ischemic attack (TIA), the neurological deficits last less than 24 hours but are usually 5 to 15 minutes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEssential Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
PublisherHumana Press
Pages33-57
Number of pages25
ISBN (Print)1588296180, 9781588296184
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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Mallory, B. (2006). Stroke. In Essential Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (pp. 33-57). Humana Press. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-59745-100-0_2