Cerebral Vascular Accident in aged population
According to Kidwell and Warach (2003) cerebral vascular accident is a term that was used to referred to the loss brain functions arising from the problems in the blood vessels that supply the brain with oxygenated blood. CVA can be caused by the ischemia or lack of enough blood supply to the brain due to a thrombosis, embolism or due to complications from hemorrhage.
The central nervous system is very critical to the body and therefore lack of blood supply is likely to affect the other parts of the body. Mostly it leads to the inability to move limbs on one side of the body, distorted speech and understanding, or visual impairment.
Today, the term stroke it mostly used in reference to cardiovascular accident. The prevalence of the condition has shown that the aged population is at a higher risk compared to the rest of the population.