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Cause Of Cerebral Vascular Accident
CT and MRI: If you think you are having a cva (commonly called a stroke), call 911 immediately. The faster you can receive treatement, the less brain will be affected. A ct scan of your head will be done to determine if you have a hemorrhage after you arrive in the er. This is often followed up with an MRI with diffusion sequences in the following day or two. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I don't understand: If you are asking can you have had a cva and not know it--yes, possibly. Then it would be something you've had before. Are you asking if it is a preexisting condition? Anything that you've had before now is preexistent. I'm sorry i'm not understanding the question. ...Read more
It is a stroke: There are two types of stroke, ischemic and hemorrhagic. Ischemic strokes are from a lack of blood flow. Hemorrhagic strokes are from bleeding into the brain. To recognize a stroke, look for asymmetry in the face, difficulty with speaking and weakness on one side of the body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: The bruit may represent carotid stenosis, plaque blocking the artery. If a piece of plaque or clot breaks off, then it can travel to brain causing cva/stroke. Doppler should reveal nature of bruit. Vascular surgeon may be consulted to do endarterectomy or stent, if merited. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Acute care: Immediate admission to hospital. If no contraindications, I.V. Blood clot dissolving with tpa (alteplase). If not successful, intra-arterial thrombolysis (through a catheter), only available at very few specialized centers. Then, intensive care followed by rehab. Also, need a full stroke workup looking for irregular heart beat, a hole in the heart (pfo), blockages in the neck or brain vessels, aneurysms etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a vascular AVM in the brain cause brain cancer or any type of cancer or stroke down the line?
Cancer-no, Stroke-?: AVM's (artero-venous malformations) do not cause cancer. Whether or not they may cause a stroke, depends! The location, size, luck, and other risk factors all must be figured in. Lots of people have AVM's in their brains and elsewhere and never know they have them because they never cause problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dad had a stroke jan, in hospital they done vascular scan neck lack of blood going to brain so had op he now dizzy alltime an got lump ribs by breast ?
Complicated: Carotid surgery doesn't generally cause dizziness but his underlying cerebrovascular disease might. Strokes involving the cerebellum (which is not supplied by the carotids) cause intense dizziness. I simply cannot think of anyway that carotid surgery or stroke would cause a lump on the chest which seems to be a separate issue. ...Read more
Hmmmm...: The propensity to have a stroke can be genetic. The specific arterial occlusion, not necessarily. But, high colesterol, high blood pressure and family history of stroke put you in a higher risk catagory. If you smoke you increase your risk exponentially. Lifestyle modification can be key. If on the otherhand you are talking about aneurysms--that could very well be linked. ...Read more
How do SNRIs not cause significant detrimental cardiac, vascular, cerebral, and/or cognitive effects? Are SSRIs and SNRIs safe to take for life?
Anti depressants : All drugs that are required to treat appropriate conditions have side effects. However you have to weigh up the pros against the cons. If the medication you are taking is improving your symptoms and your quality of life then they are worth while taking them. As to how long? That is a decision that should be made by you and your doctor. Good Luck ...Read more
Does a sroke in the left anterior cerebral territory and deep white matter cause central post stroke pain syndrome?
Central pain: Central pain from stroke typically follows thalamic strokes. This part of the brain not in the anterior cerebral territory however this does serve the orbital frontal cortex that could in theory cause some changes in how your brain processes pain. Stroke in young adults requires an extensive workup including a hypercoagulable evaluation. Best health. ...Read more
Hot is cold cold is hot pain all over focusing at the cerebral cortex could this be a sign i had a stroke? If no what else can cause this
Not Clear: It seems that you are saying that you have abnormal/unexpected sensations over a part of your head or scalp. The actual cerebral cortex can't been seen(except at surgery) and doesn't have sensation. What you seem to be describing on the scalp sounds like a local peripheral neuropathy. This means there may be some nerves in the scalp that are transmitting abnormal sensations. ...Read more
Can you tell me how the diagnosis would be made whether a stroke was caused by hemorrhage or other cerebral infraction (thrombus/embulus)?
CT or MRI : A Brain CT scan would show if there is a brain hemorrhage but it does not show other causes of stroke well soon after it occurs. A brain MRI is the best test to see stroke soon after it occurs and show if caused by blood spillage or lack of blood flow. It can also show how long ago a stroke happened (new vs. old) ...Read more
Possible: It is possible that cerebral palsy may be related to in utero cerebral infarct (stroke) - but there are many causes of cerebral palsy. Here is an article which may be helpful to describe causes of cerebral palsy: http://www.Webmd.Com/brain/understanding-cerebral-palsy-basic-information. ...Read more
Why does my epipen (epinephrine) cause halucinations isnt it suposed to affect my cardio vascular system not my brain? my GP doesnt know
Epinephrine : neurotransmitter and definitely affects your brain. The most common reaction some people have is a feeling of anxiety or apprehension, although this is usually mild. It is certainly possible to have a stronger reaction, including various sensory illusions including hallucinations. If your GP doesn't know this, I would recommend consulting with a different physician. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with cerebral venous sinus thrombosis. Can it cause a stroke to me? What the best treatment for it? Now im on lovenox 2x0.6.
Possible: If it has not already caused stroke then it is not likely because now you are under treatment. Stay with treatment as long as your neurologist recommends ...Read more
Migraine with aura-can causes b faulty willis circuitry in the brain, open p.F.O in the heart? Can cumulative vascular damage occur untreated attacks?
Yes: People with pfo tend to have problems with headaches. Generally it is thought that fixing the pfo helps. ...Read more
Can epilepsy cause brain cancer? I have may have a vascular epilepsy. I tend to lose a lot of memory, lose hair, and get weak at times.
Seizures are the...: Seizures are the result of abnormalities in the brain structure, imbalances in brain chemistry or electrical signals, etc... Seizures are not the cause of the brain problems, but rather the person's brain problems may be causing her seizures. That means seizures and brain cancer can both be present and each may be due to a different cause, but one's seizures do not cause cancer. ...Read more
Diplopia, squeezing band of pressure in head, absent L posterior inferior cerebral artery. chol/hdl calc 6.7. FH mutation. could this cause stroke/tia?
No: Minor anatomic variants of the arteries in the back part of the brain are no big deal. Most of us pathologists think the "MTHF" mutation testing is subscience at best -- it's being pushed by one lab to lawyer-shy physicians and a majority of folks are told they "have a mutation" and need vitamins from the company. TIA / stroke come on suddenly and dramatically. I suspect this is migraine variant. ...Read more
Had whiplash accident then 9 months later on MRI had brain clots in brain/rare stroke. How is this possible. All kinds of nuerogical problems now too?
Traumatic dissection: Not uncommon, in certain violent accidents, to have damage to large blood vessels in neck, such as arterial dissection. This may happen in the back of neck to the vertebral arteries, which pass upwards inside a canal in the vertebral body called foramen transversarum. When neck violently moves, the blood vessel can be compressed or torqued, blocking blood flow and thus a stroke. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My dad had a brain stroke and was treated but his creatinine is 2.17 ... doesn't decrease. Would you please advise what may be the cause .
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
DEATH OF TISSUE: Stroke causes death to brain cells in the area of absent blood flow, and these losses can result in paralysis, numbness, loss of vision, compromised focus, memory, concentration, etc. Depending on the size and location, profound permanent problems requiring assistance and/or nursing care may be outcomes. ...Read more
Size vs location: The brain is a complicated organ in the sense that there are some highly specialized areas where a lot of function (speech, language, swallowing, breathing, movement, vision, eye movement). A very small stroke in one of these areas can have devastating effects whereas a larger stroke in other areas can be tolerated very well and with rehabilitation even be overcome to a surprising degree. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Brain injury: caused by stroke is generally thought to be permanent, but some recent literature has suggested that still viable areas of the brain can learn to compensate for the damaged areas and replicate some of the lost functions with time and practice. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Many causes: hemorrhagic stroke can happen from severe elevation in blood pressure (most common), or from an ischemic stroke transforming into a hemorrhagic, or a subarachnoid hemorrhage from a ruptured aneurysm, or from an AVM (arteriovenous malformation), or a large cortical brain hemorrhage from an amyloid angiopathy (in elderly with dementia) etc etc ...Read more
Probably not stroke: Multiple small areas of signal abnormality in the brain can result from many things. In older patients or patients with risk factors like high blood pressure or diabetes, these often do indicate previous strokes. This would be very uncommon in a 30 yo. Multiple "lesions" are usually nonspecific and can result from migraines, demyelinating disease (ms) or autoimmune conditions among other things. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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