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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Singer
28 years experience in Neurosurgery
Blood flow: A stroke is an alteration of blood flow to the brain resulting in a loss of tissue and possible loss of function. It can be categorized in many ways b ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Doe
19 years experience in Interventional Radiology
Blood flow problem: Stroke is a problem with blood getting to brain tissue. It can be from blood vessels being clogged ("ischemic"), or from blood leaking out because of ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Ischemic: Dry stroke is a misnomer used for ischemic stroke that means interruption of blood supply to the brain due to a clot or an embolus. On the other hand, ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience in Neurology
Cause of strokes: Strokes are caused by insufficient blood and oxygen flow to the brain. The common types of stroke are ischemic stroke (when blood flow is impeded) an ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
MCA: Middle cerebral artery stroke is a stroke happening in the distribution of the middle cerebral artery.
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chapman
40 years experience in Cardiology
Ischemic: A dry stroke is due to a cut off or reduction in circulation to a portion of the brain, usually due to closure of a blood vessel from a blood clot. T ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Elderly . . .: Old age is typically defined as 10yrs older than my/your current age. So common age for stroke is in older folks. However, a recent study suggests tha ... Read More
A 64-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Brain attack: 2 kinds of stroke: ischemic or hemorrhagic. Ischemic (either thrombotic or embolic) is like a clogged drain in your house. Hemorrhagic is like a burst ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
22 years experience in Neurology
Small stroke: Mini stroke usually means small stroke on imaging studies like mri. It is a misnomer. As size may not reflect the severity of deficits. Some lacunae s ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Minimal data: There's a report of binge smoking in adolescents who were irregular users of mj, having cerebellar strokes because of the binge. 2 died. There is a re ... Read More
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