Vascular Abnormalities of the Nervous System Video


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A man arrives at your clinic with a history of a heart valve condition. He's also obese, and eats a lot of salt and fat, which can predispose him to the formation of a clot. Being a physician, you tell him:

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1. A woman comes into your clinic complaining that something really odd happened to her yesterday. It only lasted for a little bit and it seemed like it may have been a stroke, but nothing really serious happened thereafter, and she feels fine today. You tell your patient:

2. Which of the following drugs may help in the prevention of clot formation?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The vascular system that supplies your nervous system, namely your brain, with oxygen is critical to your body, and this quiz/worksheet pairing will help you test your understanding of the vocabulary surrounding the vascular conditions that could possibly end your life.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment, you will be tested on the following:

  • Recommendation to patient predisposed to clot formations
  • Drugs used to help prevent the formation of a clot
  • Another name for a cerebrovascular accident

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related pathophysiology lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how vascular abnormalities in the nervous system can affect a person's health and possibly lead to death
  • Information recall - remember what you learned regarding the widening of an artery due to a weakened vessel wall

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson titled Vascular Abnormalities of the Nervous System. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the relationship between oxygen and brain function
  • Define brain aneurysm, cerebrovascular accident, hemorrhagic stroke, ischemic stroke, and transient ischemic attack
  • Know how to diagnosis and treat vascular abnormalities in the nervous system
  • Differentiate between anticoagulant and antiplatelet medication
  • Understand the importance of diagnostic tests, including neurological exams, CT and MRI scans, angiograms, and echocardiograms