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J Neurosci Nurs. 2018 Aug;50(4):213-217. doi: 10.1097/JNN.0000000000000380.

Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy: A Different Kind of Stroke.

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Lisa Ruth-Sahd, DEd RN CEN CCRN, is Nursing Faculty, York College of Pennsylvania, York, PA.

Abstract

When a patient presents with stroke-type symptoms, the correct diagnosis is imperative to determine appropriate treatment. Cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA), a buildup of amyloid proteins on the brain artery walls, is a cause of intracerebral hemorrhage. Improved diagnostic criteria and enhanced neuroimaging have resulted in earlier detection of CAA, which will hopefully lead to better outcomes for these patients. More research is being conducted, and neuroscience nurses need to stay informed about this condition to be able to appropriately care for and educate their patients who are diagnosed with CAA.

PMID:
29894445
DOI:
10.1097/JNN.0000000000000380
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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