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Acute Cerebral Vascular Accident
Yes: This is one of the risks of the procedure. More experienced surgeons have lower complication rates. Ask your hospital about complication rates. ...Read more
CT and MRI: If you think you are having a cva (commonly called a stroke), call 911 immediately. The faster you can receive treatement, the less brain will be affected. A ct scan of your head will be done to determine if you have a hemorrhage after you arrive in the er. This is often followed up with an MRI with diffusion sequences in the following day or two. ...Read more
Stroke: Aka stroke.Get a more detailed answer ›
I don't understand: If you are asking can you have had a cva and not know it--yes, possibly. Then it would be something you've had before. Are you asking if it is a preexisting condition? Anything that you've had before now is preexistent. I'm sorry I'm not understanding the question. ...Read more
TIA: Lasts less than 24 hours. Cva is a stroke that has permanent damage. ...Read more
It is a stroke: There are two types of stroke, ischemic and hemorrhagic. Ischemic strokes are from a lack of blood flow. Hemorrhagic strokes are from bleeding into the brain. To recognize a stroke, look for asymmetry in the face, difficulty with speaking and weakness on one side of the body. ...Read more
What's the difference between a cerebral vascular accident (stroke) & a transient ischaemic attack (tia)?
Definitive damage: A TIA describes stroke like symptoms that resolve without other intervention within a short timespan, usually less than 1 hour although the classic definition uses 24 hours. A stroke describes irreversible brain tissue damage caused by a lack of blood flow (technically a bleed is also a form of stroke). This damage can be diagnosed definitively on a MRI scan, no such damage can be seen in the tia. ...Read more
Rehab: It is a program that treats cva (stroke), among others. ...Read more
Acute care: Immediate admission to hospital. If no contraindications, I.V. Blood clot dissolving with tpa (alteplase). If not successful, intra-arterial thrombolysis (through a catheter), only available at very few specialized centers. Then, intensive care followed by rehab. Also, need a full stroke workup looking for irregular heart beat, a hole in the heart (pfo), blockages in the neck or brain vessels, aneurysms etc. ...Read more
Can a vascular AVM in the brain cause brain cancer or any type of cancer or stroke down the line?
Cancer-no, Stroke-?: AVM's (artero-venous malformations) do not cause cancer. Whether or not they may cause a stroke, depends! The location, size, luck, and other risk factors all must be figured in. Lots of people have AVM's in their brains and elsewhere and never know they have them because they never cause problems. ...Read more
Dad had a stroke jan, in hospital they done vascular scan neck lack of blood going to brain so had op he now dizzy alltime an got lump ribs by breast?
Complicated: Carotid surgery doesn't generally cause dizziness but his underlying cerebrovascular disease might. Strokes involving the cerebellum (which is not supplied by the carotids) cause intense dizziness. I simply cannot think of anyway that carotid surgery or stroke would cause a lump on the chest which seems to be a separate issue. ...Read more
American Stroke Assn: One of the best, reputable sites is the american stroke association (part of the american heart association). It has clinical information and advice for patients. Http://www. Strokeassociation. Org/strokeorg/. ...Read more
Hmmmm...: The propensity to have a stroke can be genetic. The specific arterial occlusion, not necessarily. But, high colesterol, high blood pressure and family history of stroke put you in a higher risk catagory. If you smoke you increase your risk exponentially. Lifestyle modification can be key. If on the otherhand you are talking about aneurysms--that could very well be linked. ...Read more
Had whiplash accident then 9 months later on MRI had brain clots in brain/rare stroke. How is this possible. All kinds of nuerogical problems now too?
Traumatic dissection: Not uncommon, in certain violent accidents, to have damage to large blood vessels in neck, such as arterial dissection. This may happen in the back of neck to the vertebral arteries, which pass upwards inside a canal in the vertebral body called foramen transversarum. When neck violently moves, the blood vessel can be compressed or torqued, blocking blood flow and thus a stroke. ...Read more
What to do if brain findings are most consistent with a sub acute stroke within the left pica distribution." and what follows this revelation?
Uncover cause: All strokes are caused by vascular compromise, and often due to hypertension or diabetic affects on brain circulation. If you have had a stroke, get it treated, but biggest issue involves preventing future events. Multiple meds are very helpful. See a neurologist who focuses in area of stroke and get stabilized/. ...Read more
Periventricular isch chnges, infarcts both cerebral hemispheres incl rt parietal? Vascular event. Blood & vessels ok. Next check pfo, but could it be ms
Possible, but...: Fine to check for pfo, but real question involves potentials for stroke. You could have cadasil, which is a genetic disorder. A spinal tap could assist in diagnosis perhaps. Vasculitis, arteritis, even sjogren's might be considered. Description not necessarily ms, but part of considerations. ...Read more
Yes: Weather or not your mom had one you can have one. Strokes are common as we age. ...Read more
Does a sroke in the left anterior cerebral territory and deep white matter cause central post stroke pain syndrome?
Central pain: Central pain from stroke typically follows thalamic strokes. This part of the brain not in the anterior cerebral territory however this does serve the orbital frontal cortex that could in theory cause some changes in how your brain processes pain. Stroke in young adults requires an extensive workup including a hypercoagulable evaluation. Best health. ...Read more
My wife was diagnosed with 1.Rcvs 2.Multiple strokes in the cerebral mca 3. Peduncle stroke. Where can I more info on the strokes?
Stroke neurologist: Rcvs and multiple strokes should prompt a thorough investigation by a skilled stroke neurologist. Some drugs can cause rcvs with ensuing strokes, and therefore should be discontinued. ...Read more
This aged, disabled person, a consequence of a catastrophic cerebral event, or “stroke“, has been relegated to a wheelchair …in a nursing facility. Having objected to placement in that facility it has falsely alleged this disabled person is “. Incapacit
This: This appears to be primarily a legal matter and I suggest to contact an attorney who is knowledgeable in this area. Since the issue of capacity of that individual has been raised, it may be helpful to obtain an opinion of a geriatric psychiatrist as to the nature of that individual's disability. Oftentimes a stroke could significantly affect the person's speech and hence the ability to communicate while leaving the ability to think, reason and make informed decisions intact. Distinguishing between these possibilities could be important in planning future care for this individual. ...Read more
A progressive: Vascular dementia is based on ongoing damage to the brain which may not be as dramatic as a stroke. Likely there has been some asymptomatc damage even before the stroke. ...Read more