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Life expectancy after severe stroke

A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Yes, sure does: Brain hemorrhages have ominous outcomes, as by the first year following the event, about 60% have not survived. This number has been consistent for m... Read More
Dr. David Dang
Radiology 15 years experience
Yes, see below.: According to a study just published in value health ( 2013 jan-feb, issue #16, pages 140-7), quality-adjusted life expectancy (qale) may be reduced as... Read More
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Depends: Carotid arterial disease is a strong marker for heart disease. Your life expectancy will depend on the co-morbid disease you have: especially in your ... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Dang
Radiology 15 years experience
Probably not so good: Please consult your neurologist. Massive occipital stroke is bad and so is aggressive dementia. Stroke alone can cause quality-adjusted life expectanc... Read More
Dr. Maureen Nash
Geriatric Psychiatry 25 years experience
Ask doctor: Predicting life expectancy is very complicated and requires dozens or more pieces of information. Seek information from the persons health care team.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Hard to predict: Sounds like a posterior cerebral artery distribution stroke which would have affected vision but also mesial temporal lobe memory function. This migh... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Probably: This common sense affirmative answer makes all sorts of sense. Too much to list here. It seems automatic to recommend patient CBT therapy to work out ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Williams
Pharmacy 19 years experience
Depends: There are many factors associated with this type of question. How long have you been diagnosed, exactly what is "severe"do you smoke, etc. It has been... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine 53 years experience
See below: The prognosis without treatment varies but 6 months is often quoted. With newer chemotherapy patients can live 2 years or longer. Surgery can cure som... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 35 years experience
Seek expert care: It sounds as if you have provided many details but not enough to establish a prognosis. Much more info is required such as family history, height, wei... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Depends: This should be discussed at length with your mom's cardiologist, obviously with her permission. Life expectancy is always difficult to predict and on... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
CHF: Your cardiologist is best qualified to answer your question. With the use of medications like ACE inhibitors, ARB's and the newer agent Ernesto, life ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Depends: It depends on many, many other factors.