Stroke definition

Stroke means a cerebrovascular accident or infarction (death) of brain tissue, as diagnosed by a Physician, which is caused by hemorrhage, embolism, or thrombosis producing measurable, neurological deficit persisting for at least one hundred eighty (180) days following the occurrence of the Stroke. Stroke does not include Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) or other cerebral vascular events.
Stroke means an acute cerebrovascular hemorrhage or occlusion resulting in a neurologic deficit.
Stroke means an acute neurological event caused by a cerebral or subarachnoid haemorrhage, cerebral embolism or cerebral thrombosis, where the following conditions are met:

Examples of Stroke in a sentence

  • Guidelines for the early management of patients with acute ischemic stroke: a guideline for healthcare professionals from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

  • American Heart Association Heart (2005) Disease and Stroke Statistics – 2005. heart/1265665152970DS-3241%20HeartStrokeUpdate_2010.pdf (accessed December 2009).

  • Royal College of Physicians/Intercollegiate Stroke Working Party.

  • Design and validation of a prehospital scale to predict stroke severity: Cincinnati Prehospital Stroke Severity Scale.

  • Assessing the Validity of the Cincinnati Prehospital Stroke Scale and the Medic Prehospital Assessment for Code Stroke in an Urban Emergency Medical Services Agency.

More Definitions of Stroke

Stroke means a definite diagnosis of an acute cerebrovascular event caused by intra-cranial thrombosis, infarction of brain tissue, haemorrhage and embolism from an extra-cranial source resulting in neurological deficit. The diagnosis of Stroke must be based on changes seen in a CT scan or MRI and must be confirmed by a Neurologist.
Stroke means a cerebrovascular accident or incident producing neurological impairment and resulting in paralysis or other measurable objective neurological deficit persisting for at least 30 days. Specifically excluded from the definition of stroke are Transient Ischemic Attacks and attacks of Vertebrobasilar Ischemia.
Stroke. (cerebrovascular accident) means a definite Diagnosis of an acute cerebrovascular event caused by intra-cranial thrombosis or haemorrhage, or embolism from an extra-cranial source, with:
Stroke means an Unequivocal Diagnosis of cerebrovascular incident which includes infarction of brain tissue, cerebral and subarachnoid haemorrhage, cerebral vessel embolism and cerebral vessel thrombosis and must be supported by:
Stroke means a cerebrovascular event resulting in infarction (death) of brain tissue which is caused by hemorrhage, embolism or thrombosis evident from neuroimaging (CT, MRI, MRA, PET Tomography or similar imaging technique). Such event must produce measurable, neurological deficit(s) in accordance with a score of 3 or greater on the Modified Rankin Scale persisting for at least 30 consecutive days following the occurrence of the stroke.
Stroke means a cerebrovascular incident, excluding transient ischemic attack (TIA), producing infarction of brain tissue due to thrombosis, hemorrhage from an intracranial vessel or embolization caused by an extracranial source. There must be evidence of permanent neurological deficit persisting for 30 consecutive days, supported by evidence that the deficit is resulting from the Stroke, confirmed in writing by a Doctor who is certified as a neurologist. Diagnosis needs to be confirmed with reliable and clinically accepted imaging techniques such as Brain CT Scan, MRI, PET Scan and cerebrospinal fluid analysis.
Stroke means a condition of impaired blood flow to a patient’s brain resulting in brain dysfunction, most commonly through vascular occlusion or hemorrhage.