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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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I had a TIA and I was diagnosed with pfo. My doctor suggests me to close it he say its better die in an infarct than live with a stroke if it happens. Do you agree?

I had a TIA and I was diagnosed with pfo. My doctor suggests me to close it he say its better die in an infarct than live with a stroke  if it  happens. Do you agree?

Depends: If you are young and relatively healthy then you should survive a surgical procedure. Anticoagulation may also be an option to prevent stroke. My best recommendation however is to get a second and perhaps third opinion first and then make up your mind. You may be surprised by the differences of opinon. Make sure that the hospital and doctor where the surgery is has a good rating. ...Read more

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Old lacunar infarcts or bilateral benign cysts found in basal ganglion. Seeing neuro soon. Possible cause of my migraine w/ stroke like symptoms?

Old lacunar infarcts or bilateral benign cysts found in basal ganglion. Seeing neuro soon. Possible cause of my migraine w/ stroke like symptoms?

Unlikely,: Not unique for an MRI to show white matter lesions in pts who have history of migraine, especially complex episodes, either classical or hemiplegic. Strokes with migraine, seems most associated with auras, cigarette smoking, and hormonal use. The root cause of your episodes is genetic, which changes your brain glutamate sensitivity. ...Read more

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Knowing meth, cocaine, heroine ect are a danger to the heart.. Is it possible to get a heart attack, stroke, or infarct later during recovery? If so, why

Knowing meth, cocaine, heroine ect are a danger to the heart.. Is it possible to get a heart attack, stroke, or infarct later during recovery? If so, why

Yes: If you injected the drug under unsanitary conditions and bacteria settled on your heart valves and colonized there you could send septic emboli to different parts of your body, especially your brain. Archneur.Jamanetwork.Com/article.Aspx?Articleid=1151759 multiple septic brain emboli in infectious endocarditis. ... Cardiac ultrasonography showed mitral valve vegetations consistent with infective. ...Read more

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Multi infarct stroke dementia patient, will stopping ssri antidepressant have a negative impact after some time and patient has shown improvement? Is it addictive or have a downer. Any ALT antidep's?

Multi infarct stroke dementia patient, will stopping ssri antidepressant have a negative impact after some time and patient has shown improvement? Is it addictive or have a downer. Any ALT antidep's?

Vascular dementia: These days multi infarct dementia is referred to as vascular dementia. After a stroke there is evidence that ssri antidepressants help prevent post stroke depression. There is a little but not a lot of evidence that ssris help those with vascular dementia. Ssris are not addictive. For specific advice about using any antidepressant it would be best to see a mental health expert. ...Read more

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What specifc therapy can be given to multi infarct stroke dementia patient, 67, to improve cognitive functions and part memory loss. Also need tips for the caregiver to understand the patients needs?

What specifc therapy can be given to multi infarct stroke dementia patient, 67, to improve cognitive functions and part memory loss. Also need tips for the caregiver to understand the patients needs?

Support groups: A support group for caregivers of dementia patients or alzheimer's patients can be very helpful. There you can find out from others what their troubles have been and what they have tried. The alzheimer's association or the alzheimer's foundation of america have good online websites with information that often applies to all types of dementia including multiinfarct or vascular dementia. ...Read more

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Stroke (Definition)

Stroke is a loss of neurological function due to loss of blood flow to a part of the brain. This can be the result of clotting locally, an embolus from elsewhere in the vascular system or bleeding in the brain. It is usually manifest by a sudden ...Read more


Infarct (Definition)

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