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Doctor insights on: Aneurysm Vs Stroke

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Can an aneurysm lead to stroke?

Can an aneurysm lead to stroke?

Yes: A ruptured aneurysm produces a subarachnoid hemorrhage, which can create local vasospasm and decreased blood flow to areas of brain and resultant stroke. ...Read more

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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Aneurysm (Definition)

An aneurysm is a condition where there is weakness in the wall of a blood vessel. A clot can form in the vessel as the vessel widens or expands. An artery with an aneurysm can ...Read more


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Is aneurysm the same as a stroke?

Is aneurysm the same as a stroke?

Aneurysm/Stroke: Aneurysm results from weakening of wall of artery resulting in expansion of wall. Stroke results from blockage of artery or rupture of artery, causing lack of blood supply to area of brain & death of brain cells. ...Read more

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Can an aneurysm be connected to having a stroke and vice versa?

Can an aneurysm be connected to having a stroke and vice versa?

Complex: If an aneurysm ruptures, the blood can enhance vasospasm and subsequent stroke. If one has persistent uncontrolled high blood pressure, this can create a secondary arterial aneurysm, the "charcot-bouchard" lesion, and of course hypertension may lead to a stroke. The congenital berry aneurysm though is not connected to stroke until it ruptures. ...Read more

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I just wanted to know can aneurysm be connected to having stroke or vice versa?

I just wanted to know can aneurysm be connected to having stroke or vice versa?

Yes: Aneurysm can cause stroke in several ways. It can rupture and cause hemorrhagic (bleeding) stroke. It can also potentially grow in size and compress parts of brain or blood vessels and cause ischemic stroke. Rarely clots can form inside large aneurysms and then travel and cause strokes. Stroke usually doesn't lead to formation of an aneurysm. ...Read more

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What are symptoms right before a potential stroke or an aneurysm?

What are symptoms right before a potential stroke or an aneurysm?

Stroke association: Aha and stroke call attention to f. Ace a. Arm s speech time call 911 and get to hospital to be evaluated. Aneurysm more with headache and collapse! but can be stroke like. ...Read more

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Could a person who suffers a severe stroke or an aneurysm fall into a deep coma?

Could a person who suffers a severe stroke or an aneurysm fall into a deep coma?

Yes: It is indeed possible. A stroke or an aneurysm causing damage to critical parts of the brain (brainstem, thalamus, large bilateral damage) that are responsible for arousal and sustaining consciousness can cause deep coma. ...Read more

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How can you tell if its an aneurysm, stroke and embolism?

Medical terms: Stroke is technically a catch-all phrase for bleeding or lack of blood flow to a brain area from a blocked artery. An aneurysm usually causes bleeding. A computed tomography scan (ct or cat scan) is the quickest way to show bleeding into or around the brain. It can show vessel blockage and lack of blood flow if the affected area is large enough, if questions remain a MRI scan can show more. ...Read more

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What are treatment options for possible stroke or aneurysm?

It depends: Treatment options for strokes include a clot-busting medication (tpa) that can be given with the first 3 hours or so after the stroke. Treatments for aneurysms include filling the aneurysm with a thin metal wire ("coiling") or surgically sealing off the aneurysm ("clipping"). Discuss your symptoms with your doctor. If this is something happening right now, go to an emergency room. ...Read more

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Docs, could a person who suffers a severe stroke or an aneurysm fall into a deep coma?

Docs, could a person who suffers a severe stroke or an aneurysm fall into a deep coma?

Yes: It is indeed possible. A stroke or an aneurysm causing damage to critical parts of the brain (brainstem, thalamus, large bilateral damage) that are responsible for arousal and sustaining consciousness can cause deep coma. ...Read more