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What is avc

WHAT IS AVC

Cerebrovascular Stroke (CVA) is a sudden and rapid loss of one or more brain function (s) 2 , due to a problem of blood circulation in the brain. It can be caused by the presence of a clot or haemorrhage.

There are 2 major categories of stroke:

Brain infarction or ischemic stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain becomes clogged (eg because of a clot) and can no longer oxygenate the brain;

Cerebral haemorrhage or hemorrhagic stroke occurs when a blood vessel ruptures and causes bleeding in the brain 2 .

Depending on the areas of the brain affected, the sequelae of stroke may affect one or more brain function (s) 2 : mobility, language, vision, behavior ...

The prognosis of a stroke depends on the speed of its management. In some cases, the consequences can be irreversible and even cause death; in other cases, if the stroke has been taken care of quickly, it is possible to recover.

References:

- http://www.avcvitele15.com/avc-c-est-quoi.php

-https://www.stroke.org/understand-stroke

- https://www.bhf.org.uk/informationsupport/conditions/stroke