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Strokes are the fourth leading cause of death and the number one cause of long-term disability in the United States. A lacunar infarct is a type of ischemic stroke that occurs within the deepest structures of the brain when one of the small arteries gets blocked. Risk factors for a lacunar stroke include older age, high blood pressure, smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, poor diet, and obstructive sleep apnea. The purpose of this case report was to describe the plan of care for a patient with a lacunar infarct and multiple comorbidities in a long-term care facility with the goal of helping the patient achieve independent functional mobility so that she can return home.
Tachibana, Kevin, "Physical Therapy Management Of A Patient With A Lacunar Stroke And Multiple Comorbidities: A Case Report" (2017). Case Report Posters. Poster 128.