BIOS 105 DeVry Week 4 iLab Case Study 2

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BIOS 105 DeVry Week 4 iLab Case Study 2




BIOS 105 DeVry Week 4 iLab Case Study 2

Nervous System

Below is a case study presentation of a patient with a condition covered by one of the chapters you have been studying this week. Read the case study and answer the questions below. Some questions will ask for information not included within this chapter. Use your course text, a medical dictionary, the Internet, or any other reference material you choose to answer these questions.

Anna Moore, an 83-year-old female, is admitted to the ER with aphasia, hemiparesis on her left side, syncope, and an altered level of consciousness. Her daughter called the ambulance after discovering her mother in this condition at home. Mrs. Moore has a history of hypertension, atherosclerosis, and diabetes mellitus. She was admitted to the hospital after a MRI revealed an infarct in the R cerebral hemisphere leading to a diagnosis of CVA of the middle cerebral artery.

  1. What pathological condition does Ms. Moore have? Look this condition up in a reference source and include a short description of it.
  2. List and define each of the patient’s presenting symptoms in the ER.
  3. The patient has a history of three significant conditions. Describe each in your own words.
  4. What diagnostic test did the physician perform? Describe this test and the results in your own words.
  5. What are the three most common causes of a CVA?