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Difference between "brain hemorrhage" and "brain attack/stroke" ?

Difference between "brain hemorrhage" and "brain attack/stroke" ?

A few: A brain attack or stroke maybe from lack of blood flow(ischemic) or a bleed(either clot/embolism or aneurysm) in the brain(intraparenchemal). Both results in death of brain tissue. Other sources of hemorrhage can be in the surrounding tissues such as subdural(around the brain) or subarachnoid(around brain or spinal cord). ...Read more

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Difference between "brain hemorrhage" and "brain attack" ?

Difference between "brain hemorrhage" and "brain attack" ?

Bleeding vs ischemia: Hemorrhage refers to bleeding which can happen due to trauma, hypertension, aneurysm, tumor or stroke. Brain attack refers to a transient ischemic attack in which blood flow decreases to the brain without causing a stroke. ...Read more

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What's the difference between ischemic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke, and embolic stroke?

What's the difference between ischemic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke, and embolic stroke?

Pathophysiology: Ischemic stroke occurs when an artery to the brain is blocked.A thrombotic stroke occurs when diseased or damaged cerebral arteries become blocked by the formation of a blood clot within the brain. An embolic stroke is also caused by a clot within an artery, but in this case the clot (or emboli) forms somewhere other than in the brain itself. Hemorrhagic stroke is sudden bleed into the brain. ...Read more

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Is brain hemorrhaging hereditary?

Is brain hemorrhaging hereditary?

Typically NO: Most brain hemorrhages are due to uncontrolled hypertension. Other common causes include cocaine/amphetamines, tumors that bleed, arteriovenous malformations, aneurysm rupture, anti-coagulant medications, trauma, embolic strokes that bleed and some brain infections.. The complete list is long. Some hereditary conditions that affect the integrity of blood vessel walls, increase bleeding risk. ...Read more

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What is brain stroke?

What is brain stroke?

Stroke: It is an area of dead tissue in brain that is caused by lack of blood and oxygen. Can cause neuogocak deficits, memory loss, cognitive deficits, coma and death. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a cerebral vascular accident (stroke) & a transient ischaemic attack (tia)?

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

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What is the difference between acute ischemic stroke and ischemic stroke?

What is the difference between acute ischemic stroke and ischemic stroke?

Acute - Sudden Onset: Acute stroke refers to a stroke that has just occurred. Ischemic stroke may be hyperacute (based on sudden onset neurological symptoms and imaging findings, MRI and perfusion study) and potentially treatable, acute (1-7 d), subacute (7-21 d), and chronic (>21 d). ...Read more

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Is ruptured brain abscess considered brain injury or traumatic brain injury?

Is  ruptured brain abscess considered brain injury or traumatic brain injury?

No: A brain abscess is a medical emergency and is due to a localized brain infection. If it ruptures, meningitis could occur and cause death. Unless there has been an open head injury, trauma does not directly cause infection. Physical injury such as falling and striking the head results maybe in "traumatic brain injury". ...Read more

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Is ischemic microvascular brain disease related to stroke?

See comments: Are you referring to radiology reading of an MRI of brain? In elderly, often thought that white matter lesions are associated with "microvascular angiopathy", sign of potential atherosclerosis. Maybe potential stroke risk, especially lacunar infarct, but not straightforwards. Your physician needs to assess stroke risk. Spots more likely from migraine or prior injury. ...Read more

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What is the difference between hemorrhage and embolic stroke?

What is the difference between hemorrhage and embolic stroke?

Bleed vs blockage: Hemorrhagic strokes usually refer to bleeds within the parenchyma or substance of the brain (though subarachnoid bleeding - from an aneurysm or such- is rarely and loosely referred to as a hemorhagic stroke). An ischemic stroke is when brain tissue dies (infarcts) due to a lack of blood flo from a clot or small vessel blockage. It is not uncommon for some bleeding to occur within an infarct. ...Read more

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What is lacunar infarct in brain artery?

What is lacunar infarct in brain artery?

Infarct of the brain: Lacunar infarct is a small stroke - death of a small number of brain cells that is caused by closing of a small artery that is supplying them with oxygen. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between brain injury and traumatic brain injury?

Whats the difference between brain injury and traumatic brain injury?

Cause: An eventual brain injury can be due to decreased blood flow (stroke), or an aneurysm (hemorrhage), or low blood sugar or low oxygen (hypoxia). When the term traumatic is used, the cause is a physical injury like being hit hard over the head after falling. Unfortunately any severe brain insult could affect future fnctn quite severely. ...Read more

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How does hemorrhagic stroke (or brain damage) cause hypertropia to one eye?

How does hemorrhagic stroke (or brain damage) cause hypertropia to one eye?

Through: Damage to the fourth cranial nerve. When this nerve is damaged, the eye on the same side will point higher than the other eye. ...Read more

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Is ruptured brain abscess considered traumatic brain injury?

Is ruptured brain abscess considered traumatic brain injury?

No: A brain abscess is a medical emergency and is due to a localized brain infection. If it ruptures, meningitis could occur and cause death. Unless there has been an open head injury, trauma does not directly cause infection. Physical injury such as falling and striking the head results maybe in "traumatic brain injury". ...Read more

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Does hyperbaric oxygen help brain injury or stroke?

Yes: We have used hbot for brain injuries of all types for over 10 years and have gotten excellent results. If i ever have a condition of this kind, an hbot chamber is one of the first places i want to be. Jain's textbook of hyperbaric medicine is a good starting place for info about the effects of hbot. ...Read more

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What is brain aneurysm?

What is brain aneurysm?

Abnorml blood vessel: A brain aneurysm is an abnormal ballooning out of a blood vessel in the brain. The concern is that the aneurysm is weaker than normal blood vessels, and that it is of risk of bursting, something which could cause a stroke or even death. ...Read more

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How are brain aneurysm and a stroke different?

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How are brain aneurysm and a stroke  different?

Aneurysms & Stroke: An aneurysm is the result of a weakened blood vessel wall which causes the vessel to expand to an abnormal size. When it gets big enough it has the potential to rupture. If it's a brain aneurysm, then it can rupture and cause bleeding into the brain. A stroke is cellular death within the brain which can cause a variety of neurological problems. Aneurysms don't necessarily produce any symptoms. ...Read more

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What's the difference between apoplexy, cerebral edema?

What's the difference between apoplexy, cerebral edema?

Bleeding/swelling: Apoplexy in the brain involves sudden bleeding into the cerebral or pituitary tissue. This can cause associated swelling which is called cerebral edema. The combination of bleeding and swelling can cause neurological deficits such as weakness, speech problems, coma or death. ...Read more

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Is brain swelling inevitable after right-side ischemic stroke?

Is brain swelling inevitable after right-side ischemic stroke?

Size of stroke: The amount of swelling, or edema, around a stroke is related to the volume of tissue infarcted. For a small stroke, swelling shouldn't be a problem. For a major hemispheric stroke, swelling can be life threatening and even sometimes require brain surgery to relieve pressure caused by the swelling. ...Read more

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How does a brain aneurysm differ from a stroke?

How does a brain aneurysm differ from a stroke?

A Future Stroke: An aneurysm is a ballooning of an artery with thinning of the wall. Such a ballooning is at high risk for leakage and rupture which, in the brain, will result in an intracranial bleed with a jet of blood causing actual damage to the brain (a stroke). ...Read more

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