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How Long Do People Live After A Stroke
Yes, it is possible: Might be for years, as brain death or severe injury does not necessarily cause cessation of cardiac function, and artificial machine support could prolong life indefinitely. This assumes that the brain stem functions which support cardiac and vascular homeostasis have been unscathed. Different issue if stroke causes herniation, which can destroy brainstem function. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
90yo, stroke in brain. Put in ng tubes 21days after stroke but 20days later gallstones infection. How long can one live with "death rattlee? Any hope?
Always hope: There is always hope, but what are you hoping for? Sounds like an awful existence right now, and may be appropriate to hope for a peaceful passing. When someone is breathing air in the same way a fish would move its mouth, and there are copious secretions, this is often referred to as the "death rattle", and is often a sign there is not much time left, but only god knows how much. Hope this helps. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
How long after stroke can one distinguish short term (reversible) /permanent (irreversible) damage?
Stroke: There isn't a simple answer. Some strokes appear likely to be irreversible from the start but improve notwithstanding. Healing of nerve damage can take many weeks and therapy can also modify what's going on so a simple answer that fits all situations isn't possible. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Varies: Every stroke has different outcomes, depending on the location of brain and the type of stroke (blood pressure related, blockage of vessels, blood clot, bleeding, high cholesterol, etc). The development of dementia could begin immeidately, few days or few months after stroke. It is important to start cognition retraining immediately after stroke if this person is fully awake. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
It depends: It depends on the quality of life. There are different stages of renal failure. There are different presentations of stroke. But the most important part of piece is the living wills. So if this person has bad stroke and renal failure along with the living wills stating that this person does not want an artifical nutrition and dialysis then it is terminal condition, less than six months to live. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
If you seeked no doctor attention, how long after your face began drooping would you die of a stroke? Could you still be alive 12, 24or48hours later ?
Probably not die: Face drooping is more commonly caused by bell's palsy than a stroke. Even if due to a stroke, most strokes are not fatal so you would probably be alive years later. But strokes can be fatal ; seeking medical attention immediately can prevent or reverse serious long-lasting neurological deficits. Anyone with face drooping would be wise to see a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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