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Blood Clot On Brain After Stroke
Not good news: There is bleeding and clot in the brain will lead to major problems and will need all kind of care. Prognosis in my experience is not good ...Read more
A 37 yr old has suffered a stroke'/ has blood clot on brain, two surgeries to relieve pressure. On ventilator, unresponsive, is there hope of recovery?
Close F/up: After a stroke due to a blood clot aka-embolic stroke, one should be carefully followed by a doctor. This includes blood thinning medication and monitoring, physical and occupational therapy and in cases of speech impairment - speech and swallow therapy. The severity and the amount of total recovery or lack of recovery from the stroke dictates the length and time of follow up and treatment. ...Read more
Could you tell me if there is a blood clot in the brain, how can you prevent a stroke from happening?
New technology: Depending on how and when the blood clot formed, newer technologies (suction aspirators and stentreiver devices) allow endovascular neurosurgeons to enter the brain arteries and remove the clots. Generally speaking, the earlier the better and most artery territories are best treated before t6 hours. ...Read more
Elderly lady had stroke due to blood clot. Has brain swelling. In a coma. Stroke induced. Chances of survival?
Hard to say: The pre-illness health, speed of recognition and early care all play into this status. The physicians at the bedside have a better access to the information needed to answer this question. ...Read more
How long after a cardiac ablation can someone have a stroke?? Could my vertigo episodes that I started experiencing after be a blood clot in brain?
Had a cerebral stroke 2yrs back. Doesn't hav physical disability. Now often sudden blood clots appear on body and wipe away automatically?
Minimize stroke risk: About 7% of women ages 60-79 have an ischemic stroke, with a. 2 to. 5% risk of a new stroke per year. Having had a stroke or another type of blood clot does increase the risk of having another stroke. Other risk factors for persistent clots include high cholesterol, hypertension, smoking, obesity, diabetes, drug use, and lack of exercise: thankfully all of these can be treated or addressed! ...Read more
Are most strokes in pregnancy due to high blood pressure conditions or blood clot somehow going to brain? I'm terrified of pregnancy because of this
Clotting disorder: Most strokes, in pregnancy occur when the patient has an underlying thrombophilia, or clotting disorder. Often this is not known until after the fsct. If you have a strong family history of blood clots, strokes or heart attacks, you might want to be evaluated for your risk. If there is no history, I would not worry about it, as the risk would be extremely rare. Also, not smoking can decrease risk. ...Read more
33 yo woman, drug addict, had a stroke, has 3 blood clots in the brain and some kind of brain lining deterioration. Dr advised no treatment. Hope?
How sad!: What a tough time for you! You don't say what her condition is at present, but it sounds dire. Talk to the doctor and your family, and a second opinion and even a third is always a good idea. It helps to write things down so you remember better what was said and to have your questions written down, too, so you don't forgot them when you are talking with the docs. Best wishes to you! ...Read more
Unclear: Is this a new bleed or change in the appearance of the old bleed? The answer to this is important. New bleeding made need to be addressed but an old bleed changing its composition as it ages is to be expected. ...Read more
Cerebral thrombosis.: Blood clots in the brain obstruct vessels and cause stroke. Blood clots can develop at a local regional vessel in the head or they can come from a distant vessel, commonly the carotid, or from the heart, especially when the heart beats irregularly. The most common mechanism for a clot developing is rupture of a atherotic plaque on the blood vessel which stimulates the blood to clot. ...Read more
A blood clot affecting a leg rarely causes a stroke. It tends to occur when there is a small hole in the heart, such as a patent foramen ovale, this is something people are born with. It also tends to occur when there is a somewhat large clot in the leg, such as in the femoral vein.
Blood clots in leg veins are not a major cause of stroke, like smoking, diabetes and high blood pressure are. ...Read more
Yes possible: Either you can have hypercoag unable status which means u form clots more than usual or in some patients with a condition called pfo/ patent foramen ovale where right and left heart chambers/ the atriums can connect directly and clots from leg can travel through veins from right to left side of heart and can cause a stroke in a condition called paradoxical embolism. ...Read more
Vascular Neurology: Trauma can cause bleeding in the brain sometimes referred as a clot. Dehydration and infections may increase risk of venous clots in the brain. A clotting disorder, hypertension, diabetes smoking, high cholesterol, cardiac rhythm/mechanical problems may increase a risk of clot formation. We call them strokes and symptoms can vary from headaches to weakness, numbness, speech and gait difficulties. ...Read more
Possibly: If the blood clot is over the coverings of the brain, such as a subdural hematoma, or epidural hematoma, surgery to decompress and extract is often vital. A blood clot intracranially is a much more difficult process with a 60% mortality by one year. An aneurysmal rupture is a clearcut medical emergency and can kill 50% prior to reaching hospital. ...Read more
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Blood clot meaning stroke which is a clot in the blood vessel. Or blood clot on surface of brain or within the brain.
Regardless if damage was done to the brain the degree of damage would determine any permanent effects. ...Read more
Heart stroke: A heart stroke is also known as a myocardial infarction or heart attack. A blood clot forms in a heart blood vessel. This cuts off flow to a part of the heart and that part dies. This can cause pain, rhythm and pumping disturbances. These things can result in disability or death. ...Read more
Many causes.: There are many causes. Atherosclerosis is one. Vascultis can do it also, which has many forms, like polyarteritis nodosa. Hematologic diseases, such as thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura can cause it, as can drugs, like cocaine. Embolism, and vasoconstriction are other major causes. ...Read more
Radiologic-surgical: Brain aneurysms that are susceptible to form thrombosis, meaning blood clots, can be treated by either neurosurgical clipping or neuroradiologic coiling depending on the associated neurological symptoms, location of aneurysm, and size of the aneurysm. Various radiologic techniques can be used to further evaluate these aneurysms and thus will dictate treatment options. ...Read more
Small strokes: The symptoms from 1-2 mm infarcts or hemorrhages vary from none to temporary disability which clear in a few days. They can cause cumulative damage also if the cause is not found and treated. ...Read more
Location matters: Strokes can cause a great variety of symptoms. They certainly can cause death or disability, from mild to severe in nature. Your neurologist or family doctor can discuss the exact nature of a particular case. ...Read more
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