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Coronary Artery Disease by Vera Kozlova

By at March 31, 2012 | 6:58 am | 0 Comment

According to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, a coronary artery disease is a condition in which plaque builds up inside the arteries that supply oxygen rich blood to your heart muscle.  These arteries are called coronary arteries.  Abbreviated CAD, this disease is the leading cause of death and the most common heart disease in men and women.  CAD has signs more...

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Stroke (Brain Attack) by Vera Kozlova

By at February 3, 2012 | 7:07 am | 0 Comment

According to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, a stroke is when a torn blood vessel in the brain keeps blood from getting to parts of the brain. Strokes are serious and can cause brain damage, disability, or even death. There are two main types which are ischemic and hemorrhagic. The most common one is ischemic. In an ischemic stroke, an artery that gives more...

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3 Steps of Stroke Assessment

By at December 6, 2011 | 6:28 am | 1 Comments

The Cincinnati Prehospital Stroke Scale checks three signs to assess for a stroke. The first is to check facial droop by asking the person to smile and checking for symmetry. Next is to ask them to hold both of their arms out in front with the palms of their hands facing up. The patient should do this with their eyes closed for at least ten seconds. If one of their arms more...

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Cincinnati Prehospital Stroke Scale (CPSS)

By at November 21, 2011 | 6:05 pm | 2 Comments

Listen as Nurse Kimberly from CPR St. Louis explains the Cincinnati Prehospital Stroke Scale. She also gives step by step instructions on how to use it to determine if someone is having a stroke. Assessing for a more...

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Stroke Algorithm Cincinnati Prehospital Stroke Scale (CPSS)

By at November 20, 2011 | 6:17 am | 3 Comments

The American Heart Association has included the suspected stroke algorithm into its Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) course curriculum. Continued research provides both members of the community and healthcare providers with detailed information to better facilitate the care of a suspected stoke victim. The for first time ACLS students the American Heart Association more...

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