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what are the stroke survival rates for moderate stroke with brain occlusion?

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Dr. Richard Pergolizzi
Interventional Radiology 28 years experience
Variable: It is hard to answer your question as survival rates or life expectancy after a "moderate stroke" would depend on the underlying cause, the type of stroke, ie embolic, lacunar, hemorrhagic, and the location of the injury. Adjusting your underlying risk factors for stroke and optimizing your medical care are key to lowering your risk for future stroke.

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Is deep brain stimulation suggested for Parkinson's disease?

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