Different Types of Strokes

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A stroke is the interruption of blood supply to part of the brain, resulting in acquired brain injury. This disruption deprives the affected area of the brain from the nutrients and oxygen it needs to survive, resulting in cell death. The main types of stroke are ischaemic and haemorrhagic.

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Many people have misperceptions about how someone will be affected by a stroke. You might automatically envision mobility difficulties and hemiplegia, or perhaps swallowing problems, or maybe even being unable to speak and communicate. In reality, there are different types of strokes and therefore, different resulting symptoms. It is important to know exactly what type of stroke your patient has experienced in order to predict some of these symptoms.

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Sally Moyle
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Clinical Nurse Educator
Sally Moyle is a rehabilitation nurse educator with Epworth HealthCare. She has completed her masters of nursing (clinical nursing and teaching) and has experience in many nursing sectors including rehabilitation, orthopaedic, neurosurgery, emergency, aged care and general surgery. Sally is passionate about education in nursing in order to produce the best nurses possible.
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Kimberly Davidson
07 Dec 2020
Great to see the different types of strokes & how the effect the patient
Michelle Read
07 Dec 2020
Concise, great refresher
Andrea Young
02 Jul 2020
This was quick and informative and easy to read.
Karen Willis
03 Dec 2020
Excellent education .
Tabitha Hudson-Westrope
19 Mar 2021
Good clear information that provided more clarity and detail.
Maddison O'Dwyer
14 Feb 2021
good resource but it takes longer to read than 4 minutes closer to 8 - 10.
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Felicidad Ballestrin
13 Jun 2020
Well informed and provide good resources
Natascha Scott
25 Jun 2020
An excellent snapshot of the essentials to know about strokes. Understandable language and easy to read for people of all abilities.
Kristine Picardal
19 May 2020
Good refresher
Alexandria judge
05 Sep 2021
Great summary
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