TITLE

Ischaemic stroke -- one of the most frequent causes of disability

AUTHOR(S)
Zderkiewicz, Edward; Bielecka, Katarzyna
PUB. DATE
August 2015
SOURCE
Archives of Physiotherapy & Global Researches;2015, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p47
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Ischaemic stroke is one of the most frequent causes of adult disability. Even with best stroke unit care, only about one third of patients recover without any neurologic deficits. This is a great health problem, especially in modern societies. Depending on its etiopathogenesis, ischaemic stroke can be divided into thrombotic, embolic and haemodynamic. Frequent sources of artery embolism are atheromatous plaques within cephalad arteries, followed by cardiac diseases, e.g. atrial fibrillation. The most advanced method of treatment for acute ischaemic stroke is thrombolysis with the use of recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA). According to the European Stroke Initiative recommendations, each stroke patient should undergo early rehabilitation adjusted to patient's individual needs. The central nervous system maintains regenerative capacities in post-stroke patients. These capabilities are of value throughout life, regardless of age. Therefore, it should be beneficial to start rehabilitation at any time after stroke.
ACCESSION #
109028381

 

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