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Doctor insights on: Can You Die Of A Stroke

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If you seeked no doctor attention, how long after your face began drooping would you die of a stroke? Could you still be alive 12, 24or48hours later?

If you seeked no doctor attention, how long after your face began drooping would you die of a stroke? Could you still be alive 12, 24or48hours later?

Probably not die: Face drooping is more commonly caused by bell's palsy than a stroke. Even if due to a stroke, most strokes are not fatal so you would probably be alive years later. But strokes can be fatal ; seeking medical attention immediately can prevent or reverse serious long-lasting neurological deficits. Anyone with face drooping would be wise to see a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Frequent stroke symptoms all the time & anxiety I will die of a stroke. This is after 6 years of treatment this is still my biggest anxiety. Help pleas?

Frequent stroke symptoms all the time & anxiety I will die of a stroke. This is after 6 years of treatment this is still my biggest anxiety. Help pleas?

I wonder....: As no ordinary facts about stroke will be new to you or cause you to relax your fear - let me ask you to think about ways you did change in those 6 years? There must be some. Can those guide you? Do you need a different therapist now to work on this? Of course it's not pleasant to think of dying and I expect other causes would not be big improvements. Find a Health Anxiety specialist snd keep on. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure, am I more likely to die of a stroke?

I have high blood pressure, am I more likely to die of a stroke?

Yes: High blood pressure is a known risk factor for having a stroke. If you have high blood pressure take measures to keep it controlled: loose weight if needed, don't smoke, limit alcohol intake, exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and take medications if prescribed. Also be sure to have regular evaluations to detect any other risk factors for stroke you might have. ...Read more

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Is it possible to die from a stroke?

Is it possible to die from a stroke?

Yes, you could: Hope you do not experience a stroke, but not unique for many unfortunates to perish, especially if the stroke involves hemorrhage. ...Read more

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Why is it that more men die from a stroke than women?

That's not clear: Stroke certainly can be life threatening, especially if intracranial hemorrhage is associated, (60% mortality by one year). Men may have more complicated risk factors, such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity, high triglycerides, elevated homocysteine, smoking, alcohol abuse, but we surely are seeing many women with similar risk factors. ...Read more

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If I have stroke at 90, will I die from it or with it?

If I have stroke at 90, will I die from it or with it?

Severity?: Depends on severity of stroke, how quickly it gets evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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How could a young person get a stroke, let alone die from it?

How could a young person get a stroke, let alone die from it?

Several causes: Trauma to neck can cause arterial dissection. Congenital risks include primary cardiac disease, a pfo, abnormal blood vessels such as aneurysms, avm's, genetic mthfr tt alleles, homocysteinuria, severe diabetes type i, a number of metabolic inherited conditions. Lastly, classical migraine in association with bcp's and cigarette smoking. ...Read more

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How likely will a stroke lead to death?

How likely will a stroke lead to death?

Depends: Stroke is classified into many different subtypes. Some have a much higher mortality rate than others. As an example, patients with a ruptured aneurysm have a higher rate of death than those with a small ischemic stroke. Questions about individual stroke risk should be directed to your physician. ...Read more

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If you have a major stroke and end up on a coma, then catch pneumonia, can you die?

Yes: Unfortunately, pneumonia can be fatal in any patient although rarely. Patients with a stroke are at increased risk for getting pneumonia due to often having difficulty swallowing. ...Read more

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APPROXIMATLY, how long after onset of stroke symptoms would you die if the stroke was untreated? Like what's the average time frame? Just approximate

APPROXIMATLY, how long after onset of stroke symptoms would you die if the stroke was untreated? Like what's the average time frame? Just approximate

See details: It depends on the area of the brain involved and the severity of the involvement. Most strokes do not cause death. ...Read more

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Could I have had a stroke? I felt tingly & weird sensations on 1 side then all over. Thought I was going to pass out/die, then took xanax (alprazolam). what was it?

Could I have had a stroke? I felt tingly & weird sensations on 1 side then all over. Thought I was going to pass out/die, then took xanax (alprazolam). what was it?

Anxiety: Anxiety symptoms are not a sign of illness, they are the mind's ability to produce the "flight or fight" response which gives rise to many physiological changes include chest pains, parasthesia (pins and buzzing feeling), dry mouth, aphasia, tremor and sweating. Depending on the cause of your anxiety symptoms, your health care provider can recommend appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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If someone gets heat stroke and he doesn't receive medical attention, will he surely die?

If someone gets heat stroke and he doesn't receive medical attention, will he surely die?

High likelihood: Heat stroke is a medical emergency that has a high mortality if not treated promptly. Fluid replacement and electrolyte replacement are absolutely necessary. ...Read more

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In regard that I've mvp, is it possible that I die suddenly or have stroke for any reason in this age? If yes, how much is its percent?

Association: Mitral valve prolapse association with sudden cardiac death has been reported, possibly due to ventricular arrhythmias. The risk is still quite low especially given how common mitral valve prolapse is. I am not aware of increased risk of stroke, unless there is atrial fibrillation. ...Read more

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How to know if I have stroke and brain death.?

How to know if I have stroke and brain death.?

MRI: The best way to know that someone had a stroke is doing a brain MRI. If someone had a stroke it means that a part of the brain died do to lack of blood flow or rupture of a blood vessel with blood spilling. Recovery occurs by other parts of the brain taking over. Medically, we use "brain death" to signify total loss of brain function or activity (the person is dead & recovery is not possible). ...Read more

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Could bell's palsy cause death or can a minor stroke be mistaken as bell's palsy?

Could bell's palsy cause death or can a minor stroke be mistaken as bell's palsy?

Two questions: Bell's palsy is a localized inflammation of the facial nerve and does not cause death, but a minor brainstem stroke could cause a focal facial paresis appearing similar to bell's in part at least. One can easily be distinguished from the other, by an experienced neurologist. ...Read more

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Can bell's palsy cause death or can a minor stroke be mistaken as bell's palsy? Help please?

Can bell's palsy cause death or can a minor stroke be mistaken as bell's palsy? Help please?

No: It is very unlikely for bell's palsy to cause death. Occasionally, a stroke can present as bell's palsy. Stroke usually affects only lower half of the face, while bell's classically affects entire face. This is how we often can differentiate between the two. ...Read more

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Is a stroke on both sides of the brain a really bad thing my sister had a stroke and thay said it was on both sides of her brain? I want to now what I have to look forward to is it death for my sister

Is a stroke on both sides of the brain a really bad thing my sister had a stroke and thay said it was on both sides of her brain? I want to now what I have to look forward to is it death for my sister

Any: Any stroke is a really bad thing. Unlike any other organ, the brain can't be replaced. So, a stroke, which represents permanent damage to the brain, is there for life. This is why it is very important to identify and reduce risks for stroke, ideally before the first stroke happens.

At the same time, most strokes are survivable. This is because few strokes are large enough, or in a sufficiently sensitive part of the brain (like the brainstem) to interfere with basic life functions such as consciousness and breathing. The chances of survival can't be calculated exactly and change, sometimes frequently and greatly, during the hospitalization for acute stroke.

Things that influence chances of survival include the type of stroke (hemorrhagic -- bleeding to the brain; or ischemic -- part of the brain is starved of blood), the location of the stroke, and the size of the stroke. The chances of survival are greater for younger, healthier people with small, uncomplicated strokes. Poor health, complications (including heart attack, bleeding into the brain, swelling of the brain, organ failure), and other factors can cause a poor prognosis.

The majority of people who experience a stroke also experience partial or near-complete recovery. People often ask "if the stroke is a permanent brain injury, why do people recover? " this is because the brain's primary function is to learn, and during stroke recovery it learns its way around the injured area.

When a loved one experiences a stroke, people often have a lot of questions. While the answers to those questions can change on a frequent basis, it is usually very helpful to ask for a family meeting. These meetings, which are routine at my hospital, usually involve the patient's loved ones (or their representatives), the patient's nurse, the main doctors involved in the patient's care, a social worker, and a hospital chaplain. The purpose of the meeting is to share information and to establish goals. Family meetings can usually be arranged through the patient's nurse.

To increase awareness of heart disease (and stroke) the american heart association holds a heart (and stroke) walk every year. Most of these events occur in april or may. Www. Heartwalk. Org ...Read more

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Are death rates different for heart attacks and strokes?

Are death rates different for heart attacks and strokes?

Yes: According to the center for disease control the 2010 death rate stroke was 129, 000 and for heart attack, approx 500, 000. For an individual, the specifics are critical as stroke and myocardial infarction both come in many different flavors. ...Read more

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Temporal arteritis. What is the worst thing that can happen if untreated? Do you stroke and die?

Temporal arteritis. What is the worst thing that can happen if untreated? Do you stroke and die?

Death: You may go blind or you could go on to get an aneurysm that could rupture and kill you or you could have a stroke and die. All of these are possible if you leave this untreated. None of these will automatically occur but these are some of the possible outcomes of untreated temporal arteritis. ...Read more

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Does everyone eventually die from a heart attack or stroke? Health wise?

Does everyone eventually die from a heart attack or stroke? Health wise?

Death: Everyone eventually dies but there are many causes besides heart attack and stroke. ...Read more

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How many people die from emphysema, arteriosclerosis, or stroke due to smoking?

How many people die from emphysema, arteriosclerosis, or stroke due to smoking?

Many: Cardiovascular disease, COPD and stroke are 3 of the 4 leading causes of death in the us (the other being cancers) so most people die as a consequence of these disorders. COPD alone causes one death every 4 minutes. ...Read more

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Did an MRI which showed 2 dot lesions. Doctor said it might be because of an old silent stroke. I am 25. What is it and does it mean I will die young?

Did an MRI which showed 2 dot lesions. Doctor said it might be because of an old silent stroke. I am 25. What is it and does it mean I will die young?

Likely benign: Need more info but very unlikely that these are old strokes, especially if you don't have stroke risk factors. Consider neurologist eval for MS if you do not have migraines as these lesions are quite common in migraine patients, and are not at all associated with shorter life span. Talk to a neurologist who will put your mind at ease. ...Read more

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I had a TIA and I was diagnosed with pfo. My doctor suggests me to close it he say its better die in an infarct than live with a stroke if it happens. Do you agree?

Depends: If you are young and relatively healthy then you should survive a surgical procedure. Anticoagulation may also be an option to prevent stroke. My best recommendation however is to get a second and perhaps third opinion first and then make up your mind. You may be surprised by the differences of opinon. Make sure that the hospital and doctor where the surgery is has a good rating. ...Read more

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One in 3 people with normal range chloresterol levels will still die of a heart attack, stroke or pulmonary embolism, right?

One in 3 people with normal range chloresterol levels will still die of a heart attack, stroke or pulmonary embolism, right?

Yes. Why do you ask?: These are the three common non-pneumonia, non-cancer killers. There are plenty of other risk factors -- hypertension, diabetes, lack of exercise, smoking, genetics, others. Manage all your risk factors and you're likely to stay healthy longer. ...Read more

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How does anaesthesia put a strain or stress on the heart and cause stroke? Also how likely is it to get and die of gas embolism during laparoscopy?

How does anaesthesia put a strain or stress on the heart and cause stroke? Also how likely is it to get and die of gas embolism during laparoscopy?

Physiology: The medicines used to induce anesthesia cause the heart to work harder and the peripheral blood vessels to dilate or constrict, either of which can affect the delivery of oxygen to everywhere, including the brain. This can cause a heart attack or a stroke in people who already have compromised blood flow to those areas.
Gas emboli from laparoscopy are rare, but not unheard of and can be fatal. ...Read more

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43 y/o wife, MCA ischemic stroke, entire right side. Decade of untreated hypertension. What are the chances my wife will have another stroke/death?

Very little: Have faith in GOD, chances are very little to have a another stroke and even zero chances for death ...Read more

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Can mini strokes that cause death to parts of the brain be seen on an mri?

Can mini strokes that cause death to parts of the brain be seen on an mri?

Yes: A MRI will show areas of the brain that have been damaged from a stroke or traumatic injury. ...Read more

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What is the stroke and death risk of sapien3 valve so pared to open heart valve replacement?

What is the stroke and death risk of sapien3 valve so pared to open heart valve replacement?

10%: If no prior sc. For valve. And sts score low less than 10% ridh even with both pricedures low post operative problems with sapian valve ...Read more

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Does high total bilirubin blood levels about 4.5 increase the risk for heart attack/ stroke or death or something?

Does high total bilirubin blood levels about 4.5 increase the risk for heart attack/ stroke or death or something?

Serious: Such high bilirubin indicates jaundice. That could be a serious condition like vira hepatitis and some other serious conditions. ...Read more