Home
Radiology Guides Anatomy Physio & Path Medicine Physics Contact
STROKE-CLASSIFICATION

Neurology

STROKE-CLASSIFICATION

1. Strokes are classified as ischemic or hemorrhagic.

2. Ischemic strokes can be thrombotic or embolic.

3. Ischemic strokes (87% of all strokes):
• 20% are due to large artery atherosclerosis.
• 20% are due to cardiac emboli.
• 25% are due to lacunar/small vessel infarcts.
• 5% are due to vascular disorders (e.g., vasculitis or dissection).
• 35% are cryptogenic.

4. Hemorrhagic strokes are mainly caused by:
• Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH)
• Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH)


Avatar
REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
3. Image: no reference available.

Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

+ Home