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what do you recommend for vertebro basilar stroke?

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Dr. Michael Depietro
Pulmonary Critical Care 35 years experience
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 , that blood pressure is ok , etc) in some patients who get care withing 3-4.5 hrs of symptoms a clot busting drug may improve outcome. Long term rx involves rehab, risk factor control & use of aspirin, or even more potent drug to prevent blood clots.
Dr. Robert Singer
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
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:

How fast can I make my vertebro basilar stroke go away?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
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 prescribed, getting plenty of rest, following a healthy diet, and remaining optimistic. Healing rates are highly variable depending on the extent of damage. It may only take days but healing can persist for up to 2 years.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What is the treatment for vertebro basilar stroke?

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Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 39 years experience
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 done--- intraarterial clot busters could be used-- rehabilitation.
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A 33-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: Vertebro basilar stroke?

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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 these arteries dies, a vertebro basilar stoke occurs. This tends to cause visual disturbances with our without paralysis of the limbs and a lack of co-ordination. Some patients lose consciousness and difficulties with swallowing are common. Serious.

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