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Doctor insights on: Detecting Blood Clots Brain Scan

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Which one is better at detecting blood clots (in the brain) MRI or CT scan?

Which one is better at detecting blood clots (in the brain) MRI or CT scan?

MRI: Blood clots can lead to strokes, which MRI is more sensitive at detecting. To evaluate blood vessels for narrowing, one can use either MRI or ct. ...Read more

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Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...Read more


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What are the likely causes of brain blood clots and what are their symptoms?

What are the likely causes of brain blood clots and what are their symptoms?

Artery/Fibrillation: Most strokes are due to clots to the brain. These occur due to clots from the heart in those with atrial fibrillatiion and those with plaque in the carotid arteries. Small clots form, travel up to the brain and occlude small arterioles and thus a small stroke. There are other causes but those are the most common. That is why Coumadin (warfarin) and Aspirin are used in prevention of clot formation. ...Read more

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What is the cause of blood clots in the brain?

What is the cause of blood clots in the brain?

Many causes.: There are many causes. Atherosclerosis is one. Vascultis can do it also, which has many forms, like polyarteritis nodosa. Hematologic diseases, such as thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura can cause it, as can drugs, like cocaine. Embolism, and vasoconstriction are other major causes. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of really really tiny blood clots in the brain?

What are symptoms of really really tiny blood clots in the brain?

Small strokes: The symptoms from 1-2 mm infarcts or hemorrhages vary from none to temporary disability which clear in a few days. They can cause cumulative damage also if the cause is not found and treated. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens when you have blood clots in your brain?

Could you tell me what happens when you have blood clots in your brain?

More info needed: It would depend on the size and location of the clot. It would also depend on its cause. Trauma, stroke or the use of blood thinners are just some of the potential causes. It is usually a very serious conditon. ...Read more

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What happens if there are blood clots in your brain? Do you pass out and die?

What happens if there are blood clots in your brain?  Do you pass out and die?

Location matters: Strokes can cause a great variety of symptoms. They certainly can cause death or disability, from mild to severe in nature. Your neurologist or family doctor can discuss the exact nature of a particular case. ...Read more

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Is surgery necessary when you have blood clots in your brain?

Is surgery necessary when you have blood clots in your brain?

Based on situation: If an aneurysm or ateriovenous malformation has caused problem, surgical repair may be life saving. If a subdural or epidural hemorrhage, best to decompress unless very small and stable. If intracranial bleeding, may be far safer to be conservative, and not operate. But all situations are different and management decisions should vary. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if there are blood clots in brain?

Could you tell me what happens if there are blood clots in brain?

Stroke: What is commonly referred as blood clots may represent two (totally different) serious categories: hemorrhage or ischemia. In hemorrhage the blood leaks out of the blood vessels and accumulates inside the brain or between the brain and the skull. In ischemia the blood flow is interrupted blocking the oxygen supply to the brain. The brain damage resulting from either ranges from mild to fatal. ...Read more

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Post major operation is it common to die from blood clots in the brain?

Post major operation is it common to die from blood clots in the brain?

No, uncommon: Blood clots are uncommon after all surgeries. However, when they do occur they are usually filtered into the lungs and people can die if they are large enough to block enough of the lung. However, the risks of this are small, but how small depends on the surgery and how it is performed. For more information see your physician. In addition, there are many other risk factors to discuss with your md. ...Read more

Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more