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Doctor insights on: Cerebral Ischemia Signs And Symptoms

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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?

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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Dr. Cynthia Thaik
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Ischemia (Definition)

Ischemia is a symptom in which a person does not have enough blood supply to a part of the body, making that part of the body "ischemic". For example, in a heart attack, a coronary artery is blocked so blood cannot get to the heart muscle beyond the blockage point. The heart muscle lacking ...Read more


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Is cerebral ischemia reversible?

Is cerebral ischemia reversible?

Yes : Transient ischemic attack is cerebral ischemia that results in transient neurologic dysfunction without acute infarction. Symptoms last for minutes to 24 hr and is transient and therefore reversible. ...Read more

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What is the significance of cerebral ischemia?

What is the significance of cerebral ischemia?

Stroke: It means that the brain is not getting a normal blood supply. Depending on the cause and on the severity, that could lead to symptoms temporarily or to permanent damage and a stroke. ...Read more

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What is inferior cerebral ischemia can it be cured?

Poor blood flow: Inadequate blood flow to lower part of brain. It can improve with controlling BP & cholesterol, medications such as Aspirin and plavix, (clopidogrel) smoking cessation, heart healthy diet and exercise. Clot buster medication may be used within 90 minutes of an acute stroke and rarely angioplasty. ...Read more

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Are people with acutely recovered cerebral ischemia more unstable?

Are people with acutely recovered cerebral ischemia more unstable?

Depends: Well unstable compared to whom. If you have recovered, we ordinarily would say you are stable but anytime a person has had ischemia, they are more likely to get a recurrence than a well person. And what is the ischemia secondary to would be an important question. Has the cause underlying the ischemia been corrected? ...Read more

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What is cerebral ischemia? Prevention?

Decreased blood flow: The classic is transient ischemic attack (tia), brief decreased blood flow to a small area of brain which can be the first sign of stroke risk. Blood flow issues may play a minor role in migraine, and low blood pressure may diffusely drop cerebral blood flow. Treat the many risks, diabetes, hypertension, high blood fats, hyperhomocysteinemia, carotid stenosis. Anti-platelet drugs protect. ...Read more

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Are migraines associated with global cerebral ischemia?

Are migraines associated with global cerebral ischemia?

So complicated: In short, no - migraines are not a hypoperfusive state. The old (not correct) understanding in fact was based on the observation that blood flow often increases with migraines. Like all things in the body, our understanding now is much more complicated. There's a complex interaction between the neurons (primary problem) and the vessels and surrounding structures (secondary). ...Read more

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What is transient cerebral ischemia?

What is transient cerebral ischemia?

You mean a TIA: Transient ischemic attack (TIA) is often called a "mini-stroke, " and is considered a harbinger for a full-blown stroke. It can occur as a result of a narrowing in the carotid arteries. Unlike a stroke, TIA symptoms last anywhere from 15 minutes to 24 hours. Typically can present with blindness to one eye, paralysis, or slurred speech. You should see a vascular surgeon immediately. ...Read more

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What kind of treatment is available for cerebral ischemia?

Prevention: After a TIA or even stroke, the next greatest risk, over next year is another stroke. The protocol often used includes aggenox and lipitor (atorvastatin). Need to make sure however, that you do not have carotid stenosis, and that hypertension, diabetes, high lipids, high homocysteine, all well controlled. Also, may sure that heart is not a primary source for a secondary stroke. Tpa deals with acute ischemia. ...Read more

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What kinds of treatment are available for cerebral ischemia?

What kinds of treatment are available for cerebral ischemia?

Multiple: Main treatment is modifying risk factors htn, lipids, smoking, diabetes, inactive lifestyle, antiplatelet therapy, etc. For acute stroke IV tpa (alteplase) or ia therapy with multiple devices. ...Read more

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