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.