Managing the Patient at Risk for Stroke - Lifestyle and Medical Risk Factors

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Cerebrovascular accidents (CVAs) or strokes are the 5th leading cause of death in the United States. While strokes can be fatal, they can also be treated if the patient is helped early enough. In fact, the American Heart Association states that treatment should begin within the first 4.5 hours (American Stroke Association, 2018). It is important for healthcare providers to understand the etiological risk factors for stroke, as well as management techniques for patients who already suffered a stroke. Many patients possess a lack of awareness or understanding as to how their lifestyle can significantly impact their risk for stroke. Educating patients on stroke prevention is vital for those who are at risk to avoid a medical emergency.

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Cerebrovascular accidents (CVAs) or strokes are the 5th leading cause of death in the United States. While strokes can be fatal, they can also be treated if the patient is helped early enough. In fact, the American Heart Association states that treatment should begin within the first 4.5 hours (American Stroke Association, 2018). It is important for healthcare providers to understand the etiological risk factors for stroke, as well as management techniques for patients who already suffered a stroke. Many patients possess a lack of awareness or understanding as to how their lifestyle can significantly impact their risk for stroke. Educating patients on stroke prevention is vital for those who are at risk to avoid a medical emergency.

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