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vertebro basilar stroke medication

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Depietro
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Depends: This depends on the specifics. Acutely, the issues are to support the patient and prevent complications. ( make sure the patient is able to breath ok ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Singer
29 years experience Neurosurgery
Depends: Treatment and followup are dependent on the time frame of the stroke and individual patient need.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Patience: When one has a stroke, nature must heal the damage. You can help by enrolling in physical therapy/rehabilitation, taking the medications you've been p ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. PHILIP MATLEY
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Stroke: The vertebral arteries feed into the basilar artery which supplies the brain stem and the back of the brain. If part of the brain tissue supplied by t ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
39 years experience Neurology
Thrombolysis: All strokes should get trombolysis within 3 hours, then the arterial system is studied to see which artery cause the stroke--- angioplasty could be d ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
46 years experience Hospital-based practice
Yes: For ischemic stroke blood thinners like aspirin, dipyridamole, or Coumadin (warfarin) used where as for hemorrhagic stroke these are contraindicated. ... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Get this fixed: There are numerous anti-hypertensive medications, and you may have to try several prior to finding some you feel comfortable with. You need to work c ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Giannotta
49 years experience Neurosurgery
TPA (alteplase): The most important drug to come along for stroke are the so-called clot busters. Tpa (alteplase) can be given intravenously and can reverse some or a ... Read More
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A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: There is no such thing as a partial stroke. A stroke is a stroke although some are more severe than others. Meds will prevent recurrences but rehab is ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
39 years experience Neurology
First 30 days: You are at greatest risk within the first 30 days, then the risk gradually decreases. Atrial fibrillation that is untreated increases the risk. Treat ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
34 years experience Neurology
Lightheadedness. Hm.: Is it a possibility? It's always a possibility. Is it likely? Not really. Nonspecific lightheadedness is not a symptom or warning of stroke.
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