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Ischaemic Stroke

TweetIntroduction: High 12 months mortality e.g. 25%.   Prognosis depends on cause, extent and location of stroke.  Prevention is better than cure! Definition: Stroke secondary to ischaemia Pathology Usually use… Read more »

Stroke – Pathology

TweetDefinition: Acute cerebrovascular event resulting in a permanent neurological deficit (cf Transient Ischaemic Attack) Pathology Typically due to underying Vascular Disease but there are other rarer causes such as Vasculitis… Read more »

Vascular disease – Pathology

TweetEpidemiology: Major disease burden in the world.  Cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease Cause: see Vascular risk factors Pathology: Chronic narrowing of arteries due to atherosclerosis resulting in gradually impaired function to supplied… Read more »

Diabetes Mellitus (‘Diabetes’)

TweetDefinition –  persistently elevated blood glucose due to either insulin deficiency and/or insulin resistance Epidemiology – major public health issue and disease burden resulting in vascular disease Diagnostic criteria –… Read more »