Similarities and Differences between Thrombotic and Embolic Stroke - USMLE Forums
USMLE Forums Logo
USMLE Forums         Your Reliable USMLE Online Community     Members     Posts
Home
USMLE Articles
USMLE News
USMLE Polls
USMLE Books
USMLE Apps
Go Back   USMLE Forums > USMLE Step 1 Forum

USMLE Step 1 Forum USMLE Step 1 Discussion Forum: Let's talk about anything related to USMLE Step 1 exam


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-31-2010
podebrad's Avatar
USMLE Forums Addict
 
Steps History: CK+CS
Posts: 138
Threads: 28
Thanked 78 Times in 36 Posts
Reputation: 88
Help Similarities and Differences between Thrombotic and Embolic Stroke

Can anyone please explain to me the similaritis and differences between the thrombotic and embolic storke??Well, the diferences and the ways to diagnose them are the ones I would like to really know about.

Thanks in Advance

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message



  #2  
Old 10-31-2010
Pixie's Avatar
USMLE Forums Addict
 
Steps History: Step 1 Only
Posts: 161
Threads: 29
Thanked 106 Times in 56 Posts
Reputation: 116
Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by podebrad View Post
Can anyone please explain to me the similaritis and differences between the thrombotic and embolic storke??Well, the diferences and the ways to diagnose them are the ones I would like to really know about.

Thanks in Advance

thrombotic stroke will generally be seen in patient with history of atherosclerosis,hypertension and other co morbidities.s/s which will develop will depend on what artery is getting occluded.another thing specific to thrombotic stroke is that generally deficit will progress over time(called as stroke in evolution),also pt may or may not have history of transient ischaemic attacks or TIA.

(TIA-is neurological deficit which develops due to involvement of lenticulostriate branches of cerebral vessels.this deficit will resolve on its own after some time that is why it is called transient)

in case of an embolic stroke there will be a history of valvular problem,any arrhythmia.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
ashishkabir (11-02-2010), lee-usmle (11-01-2010)
  #3  
Old 11-02-2010
podebrad's Avatar
USMLE Forums Addict
 
Steps History: CK+CS
Posts: 138
Threads: 28
Thanked 78 Times in 36 Posts
Reputation: 88
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by faith View Post
thrombotic stroke will generally be seen in patient with history of atherosclerosis,hypertension and other co morbidities.s/s which will develop will depend on what artery is getting occluded.another thing specific to thrombotic stroke is that generally deficit will progress over time(called as stroke in evolution),also pt may or may not have history of transient ischaemic attacks or TIA.

(TIA-is neurological deficit which develops due to involvement of lenticulostriate branches of cerebral vessels.this deficit will resolve on its own after some time that is why it is called transient)

in case of an embolic stroke there will be a history of valvular problem,any arrhythmia.
Okay.
Thanks a lot. Is it possible to distinguish them with a CT? And is there a change in the location where they both tend to occur?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message



Reply

Tags
Nervous-System-, Pathology-

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the USMLE Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Medical School
Choose "---" if you don't want to tell. AMG for US & Canadian medical schools. IMG for all other medical schools.
USMLE Steps History
What steps finished! Example: 1+CK+CS+3 = Passed Step 1, Step 2 CK, Step 2 CS, and Step 3.

Choose "---" if you don't want to tell.

Favorite USMLE Books
What USMLE books you really think are useful. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.
Location
Where you live. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Question - Stroke and site of lesion mtoi USMLE Step 1 Forum 3 11-18-2014 03:45 AM
Hormones Groups and Structural Similarities rasheed USMLE Step 1 Bits & Pieces 2 10-17-2011 10:44 AM
I always forget the differences between pemphigus and pemphigoid Doctor Queen USMLE Step 1 Forum 4 09-01-2010 01:35 PM
Right MCA Stroke aungawa USMLE Step 1 Forum 0 04-10-2010 04:06 PM
Stroke Pathology! tomymajor USMLE Step 1 Forum 8 04-07-2010 10:19 AM

RSS Feed
Find Us on Facebook
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

USMLE® & other trade marks belong to their respective owners, read full disclaimer
USMLE Forums created under Creative Commons 3.0 License. (2009-2014)