Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Student Scholarship

Date Written

Summer 8-4-2016

Document Type


Course Number


Course Name

Advanced Pathophysiology

Professor’s Name

Dr. Chovan


ischemic strokes, CVA, stroke, pathophysiology

Subject Categories

Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing


Stroke or cerebrovascular accident (CVA) is the third leading cause of death in the United States (Mvundura, McGruder, Khoury, Valdez, & Yoon, 2011). Ischemic strokes make up about 86% of the strokes that occur, (Patel, & White, 2011) hemorrhagic and cryptogenic strokes make up for the other 15%. The topic that is covered in this poster is ischemic stroke. The biggest way to alter the amount of strokes that happen are to prevent them. More and more risk factors are being found that contribute to strokes. Once the inflammatory and immune response begins once triggered by hypoxia it cannot be reversed.

Included in

Nursing Commons



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