Cerebrovascular accident, thromboembolic

  • Loss of blood supply to a part of the brain
  • Symptoms often appear suddenly and may include confusion, slurred speech and vision changes with numbness and weakness on one side of the body
  • Caused by movement of a blood clot or other fragments that result in blockage in an artery of the brain
  • Cannot be spread from person to person
  • Affects males and females
  • Can occur at any age but more common in elderly
  • May be mild to severe
  • May be life threatening without prompt treatment

FOR EMERGENCIES

If you are trained in CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation):

Check for pulse and respirations. If both of these are absent, proceed with CPR as you were trained.

If respirations are absent, but there is a pulse, proceed with rescue breathing as you were trained.

If you are not trained in CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation):

Call emergency services.

If the person is unconscious, begin to push hard and fast on the center of the chest.

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