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how long do people live after a stroke

A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Jacobs
62 years experience Neurosurgery
It depends: Your question can not be answered without knowing what your neurological examination is now and what t was when you had the stroke. It is also essenti ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
17 years experience Neurosurgery
Indefinitely: Depending on the size and location of a stroke, a person can remain comatose indefinitely, even with aggressive medical interventions.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience Neurosurgery
Left or right: Every stroke is unique, with effects dependent upon many factors including physical fitness, co-morbidities, size of brain tissue injury, rapidity of ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Rubin
46 years experience Cardiology
Mini strokes: There is a form of cognitive impairment called multi-infarct dementia from multiple mini-strokes over time.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
Uncertain: Of your question. Most stroke patients don't progress to coma. Many patients with coma are not suffering this issue because of stroke. Massive stroke ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
36 years experience Internal medicine
Uncertain: In patients who recover fully, it may take as little as a couple of weeks, or it may be several months. However, some frontal temporal strokes result ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Very fast (TPA?): Improvement can be dramatic, sometimes within 10-15 min, and even up to an hour or so.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Stroke: There isn't a simple answer. Some strokes appear likely to be irreversible from the start but improve notwithstanding. Healing of nerve damage can tak ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Stroke onset: can be immediate, and the ability to treat the stroke and improve outcome is critically time-dependent. You may not be necessarily having a stroke, b ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Stroke: The length of hospitalization will depend on what caused the stroke, what treatment is needed and what can be accomplished in the acute care hospital ... Read More
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