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Blood On The Brain After A 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
Grand and petit mal, tonics, transient eschemic stroke is a temporary stopping of blood flow to brain, is this true?
Definitions TIA & sz: TIA is caused by a transient decrease in blood flow to part of the brain. Sometimes it is a misdiagnosis- no test proves whether it is or is not the right diagnosis. Grand, petit mal and tonic refer to types of seizures. These are due to excessive electrical activity in part or all of the surface of the brain. Blood flow is not impaired in these cases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do non contrast CT scans detect strokes? I was wondering how non contrast CT scans help diagnose strokes, since the non contrast would means that the parts of the brain with and without blood would all look the same, right?
A screening test: The earliest sign of a stoke on a ct scan is edema or swelling of the part of the brain that had the stroke. It may take several hours for this to show up on a ct scan, but ct scans are widely available 24/7, while MRI may not be. Ct can will show if the stroke is hemorrhagic, which will mean that treating the stroke with tpa is contraindicated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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?
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
Stroke : Hi, strokes are cause by a loss of oxygen to a part of the brain causing that part of the brain to die. There are 2 types of stroke; ischemic and hemorrhagic. Ischemic is caused by blocking a blood vessel. Hemorrhage is caused by a vessel bleeding. Thus, the blood is diverted away from the brain and it dies. One can have bleeds without stroke, if the brains blood supply is not compromised. ...Read more
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