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Dr. Edward Smith
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Cerebral Apoplexy (Overview)

Cerebral apoplexy = sudden loss of consciousness when occlusion or rupture of a blood vessel cuts off oxygen supply to brain.


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What are the tests for cerebral apoplexy?

What are the tests for cerebral apoplexy?

MRI: A ct of the brain may show a hemorrhage in the pituitary, but it can also be very difficult to see with the anatomy of the sella turcica surrounding the pituitary gland. Therefore, an MRI of the brain with attention to the sella would be the best test. ...Read more

Dr. Edward Smith
2,421 Doctors shared insights

Cerebral Apoplexy (Overview)

Cerebral apoplexy = sudden loss of consciousness when occlusion or rupture of a blood vessel cuts off oxygen supply to brain.


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What is the treatment for cerebral apoplexy?

What is the treatment for cerebral apoplexy?

Apoplexy: Is an old term for stroke or more specifically hemorrhagic stroke. Check out stroke. Org and heart. Org. ...Read more

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What are the tests for cerebral apoplexy?

MRI: A ct of the brain may show a hemorrhage in the pituitary, but it can also be very difficult to see with the anatomy of the sella turcica surrounding the pituitary gland. Therefore, an MRI of the brain with attention to the sella would be the best test. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Cerebral apoplexy?

What is the definition or description of: Cerebral apoplexy?

Cerebral apoplexy: Cerebral apoplexy = sudden loss of consciousness when occlusion or rupture of a blood vessel cuts off oxygen supply to brain. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for cerebral apoplexy?

Apoplexy: Is an old term for stroke or more specifically hemorrhagic stroke. Check out stroke. Org and heart. Org. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to have a cerebral stroke, if my mom had it?

Is it possible for me to have a cerebral stroke, if my mom had it?

Yes: Weather or not your mom had one you can have one. Strokes are common as we age. ...Read more

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Does a sroke in the left anterior cerebral territory and deep white matter cause central post stroke pain syndrome?

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

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My wife was diagnosed with 1.Rcvs 2.Multiple strokes in the cerebral mca 3. Peduncle stroke. Where can I more info on the strokes?

My wife was diagnosed with 1.Rcvs 2.Multiple strokes in the cerebral mca 3. Peduncle stroke. Where can I more info on the strokes?

Stroke neurologist: Rcvs and multiple strokes should prompt a thorough investigation by a skilled stroke neurologist. Some drugs can cause rcvs with ensuing strokes, and therefore should be discontinued. ...Read more

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This aged, disabled person, a consequence of a catastrophic cerebral event, or “stroke“, has been relegated to a wheelchair …in a nursing facility. Having objected to placement in that facility it has falsely alleged this disabled person is “. Incapacit

This aged, disabled person, a consequence of a catastrophic cerebral event, or “stroke“, has been relegated to a wheelchair …in a nursing facility. Having objected to placement in that facility it has falsely alleged this disabled person is “. Incapacit

This: This appears to be primarily a legal matter and I suggest to contact an attorney who is knowledgeable in this area. Since the issue of capacity of that individual has been raised, it may be helpful to obtain an opinion of a geriatric psychiatrist as to the nature of that individual's disability. Oftentimes a stroke could significantly affect the person's speech and hence the ability to communicate while leaving the ability to think, reason and make informed decisions intact. Distinguishing between these possibilities could be important in planning future care for this individual. ...Read more

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Cerebral stroke, tia, mini stroke--which are preventable?

All preventable: All of the above are preventable by routine measures such as good blood pressure control, proper diet, exercise and blood sugar control. ...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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Is cerebral palsy the outcome of in utero stroke?

Not routinely: Not in the usual sense that we think of strokes: blocked arteries cutting off circulation or bleeding into a localized area. For a good summary from the nih, see: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001734/. ...Read more

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Help please! Is cerebral palsy the outcome of all in utero stroke children?

Help please! Is cerebral palsy the outcome of all in utero stroke children?

No: In-utero stroke patients come in all shapes and sizes. Some strokes are large and occur late in the pregnancy and can produce significant problems in the child including cp. Other strokes may be small and occur early enough in the pregnancy that the brain can repair itself before the child is born, and the child will develop perfectly normally. Most cases and outcomes lie in between these examples. ...Read more

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What is the pathogenesis of an ischaemic stroke affecting the left cerebral hemisphere?

What is the pathogenesis of an ischaemic stroke affecting the left cerebral hemisphere?

Mechanisms: Usually, represents narrowing and closure of a large artery such as carotid or middle cerebral, but can be due to a clot circulating from a distant source, such as heart. A myocardial event might trigger a stroke in a susceptible older patient, and, in some cases, trauma can tear a blood vessel in neck (dissection). Causes include smoking, hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipemia, high homocysteine. ...Read more

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Pathogenesis of an ischaemic stroke affecting the left cerebral hemisphere. What does this mean?

Pathogenesis of an ischaemic stroke affecting the left cerebral hemisphere. What does this mean?

Words: Pathogenesis is the origin or development of a disease. Ischemic stroke is damaged brain tissue due to loss of circulation (like from a clot) (as opposed to stroke from bleeding). Left cerebral hemisphere is the dominant area in most people and usually controls speech and right sided motor functions. ...Read more

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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

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

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Is cerebral palsy the after effect of an in utero stroke?

Is cerebral palsy the after effect of an in utero stroke?

It can be: CP is defined as a disorder of motion & posture based on an injury to the developing nervous system at any point from the early stages of pregnancy up to the 3rd birthday. A stroke in utero is that sort of injury. Such issues as cord events, where the flow of blood was pinched off for a period & intrauterine infection are other possible causes. ...Read more

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What is the rate and likelihood of cerebral atrophy in vegetative state after brainstem stroke?

What is the rate and likelihood of cerebral atrophy in vegetative state after brainstem stroke?

That's irrelevant: You're making a common layperson's mistake: You're confusing a correlative marker with the thing itself. The presence of cerebral atrophy either during life in imaging or pathologically after death tells you nothing by itself. What matters is how well a brain WORKS, not how it looks. It doesn't really matter how the brain of someone in PVS looks. What matters is the PVS. A fate worse than death. ...Read more

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Had a cerebral stroke 2yrs back. Doesn't hav physical disability. Now often sudden blood clots appear on body and wipe away automatically?

Had a cerebral stroke 2yrs back. Doesn't hav physical disability. Now often sudden blood clots appear on body and wipe away automatically?

Minimize stroke risk: About 7% of women ages 60-79 have an ischemic stroke, with a. 2 to. 5% risk of a new stroke per year. Having had a stroke or another type of blood clot does increase the risk of having another stroke. Other risk factors for persistent clots include high cholesterol, hypertension, smoking, obesity, diabetes, drug use, and lack of exercise: thankfully all of these can be treated or addressed! ...Read more

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Can you tell me how the diagnosis would be made whether a stroke was caused by hemorrhage or other cerebral infraction (thrombus/embulus)?

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

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Had cerebral stroke 2 yrs bck. Nw sudden blood clots appear & wipe away automatically on body. Bp s nrmal. Regularly take medicn fr bp& cholesterol.

Had cerebral stroke 2 yrs bck. Nw sudden blood clots appear & wipe away automatically on body. Bp s nrmal. Regularly take medicn fr bp& cholesterol.

No connection,: Probably. Of course you had a "cerebral" stroke; there isn't any other kind of stroke. I don't see a connection between the 2 things. Are they blood CLOTS or little bleeds that THEN clot? That makes more sense. The only connection I can see is if you're taking an antithrombotic e.g. aspirin, clopidogrel, warfarin etc. That may be causing little superficial veins in your skin to bleed. ...Read more

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We can give cinnarizine in pat. With ischemic stroke and TIA to promote cerebral blood flow?

Cinnarizine: I could find no literature that suggested that cinnarizine was documented to help in pat, ischemic stroke or tia. It is a weak calcium blocker. ...Read more

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Do I need to look at how long the symptoms of neurological deficit lasted in cerebral ischemia to know whether this is a TIA or a ischemic stroke?

Durations: A typical transient ischemic attack lasts about 20-30 minutes in general, but some might be a bit longer.
Yet, if the symptoms persist over 24 hrs, almost certainly a stroke and may be visualized on an MRI. Generically, both should be treated in a preventative fashion to curtail recurrence. ...Read more

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Is cerebral palsy a usual birth defect caused by in utero stroke?

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

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Wife had a stroke resulting from ruptured cerebral aneurysm in 2000. Rupture was coiled and recovery was complete. In 2010 she lost sense of taste.?

Wife had a stroke resulting from ruptured cerebral aneurysm in 2000. Rupture was coiled and recovery was complete. In 2010 she lost sense of taste.?

No relationship: The loss of taste may relate to loss of smell, and does not relate to her aneurysm. There is a nearby clinic that is dedicated to evaluation of smell and taste, and would advise further evaluation there. ...Read more

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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.

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