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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Cerebral Infarction

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What causes cerebral infarction?

What causes cerebral infarction?

Cerebral infarct: Cerebral infarction, or stroke, occurs due to suddenly decreased blood supply to part of the brain. This is common when a piece of arterial debris or a blood clot lodges in a small artery. The risk factors for stroke are smoking, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, high blood sugar, and arterial disease. ...Read more

Infarction (Definition)

When the blood supply of a tissue is compromised by whatever mechanism, the tissue will stop working and if blood flow is not restored, the tissue will eventually die ("infarct", both verb and noun). The clinical picture that runs with development of an infarct ("heart attack"; ...Read more


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My nephew 11 y old got a cerebral infarction 7 days back with minor signs of speech, v little droop and little difficulty walking.Can he recover 100% ?

Can: There is no test than can predict degree of recovery following a stroke (old nomenclature) cerebral infarction (new nomenclature). However the brain is very good at relearning and finding other neurologic tissue to be 'trained'. A child's brain should be more "trainable". Do they know what caused the stroke? ...Read more

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Why does a diabetic patient have a reduced blood glucose level after a cerebral infarction?

Why does a diabetic patient have a reduced blood glucose level after a cerebral infarction?

Cerebral infarction: There is a lot of information linking blood glucose and cerebral infarction and there are a lot of possibilities. In "PubMed" there are 315 related articles published in the last five years. Too many to read and understand. Start at Wikipedia and look for "diabetes and cerebral infarction". May take some reading but will answer your question. ...Read more

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Reduced blood glucose level in diabetic patient after cerebral infarction, what does this mean?

Reduced blood glucose level in diabetic patient after cerebral infarction, what does this mean?

Get normalized: Best to have blood sugar stabilized to provide optimal stroke recovery. Many reasons for low blood sugar especially in diabetic patients. Discuss with your doctors. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for cerebral artery occlusion with infarction?

What is the treatment for cerebral artery occlusion with infarction?

Nothing: if caught early, thrombolytics (clot dissolving agents) can be instilled. but once infrarction has occurred it is too late for thrombolytics. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for cerebral infarct with reportedly 80% brain dead and what is the chance for survival and recovery of consciousness?

What is the treatment for cerebral infarct with reportedly 80% brain dead and what is the chance for survival and recovery of consciousness?

Brain infarct: This is a grave condition. Speaking with the attending physicians and staff are your best source of information and answer to your questions. ...Read more

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My CT scan result shows - right frontal lobe subcortical white matter tiny chronic infarct- and mild cerebral atrophic changes. ?

My CT scan result shows - right frontal lobe subcortical white matter tiny chronic infarct- and mild cerebral atrophic changes.                     ?

THAT RESULT IS: Consistent with small blood vessel atherosclerotic cerebrovascular disease. Very common in patients with hypertension and or diabetes, but unusual if younger than 50-60-70's. ...Read more

Infarct (Definition)

It means an area of tissue death due to lack of oxygen most commonly associated with ...Read more