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Is full recovery possible in ischemic stroke? To what extend recovery can be done in this case? ( answer in %)

Is full recovery possible in ischemic stroke?  To what extend recovery can be done in this case? ( answer in %)

Possible: If it is a small ischemic stroke then full recovery is possible. Unless your are left handed, it would be unusual to have aphasia from a right brain stroke. If you mean right sided weakness that would be more typical. I would need to see the MRI to give you a % of possible recovery that would be possible but certainly improvement from your current condition is a possibility. ...Read more

Dr. Jullius Ancheta
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Stroke Recovery (Definition)

Recovering from stroke usually involves a multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists and nutritionists. Many patients will need some sort of rehabilitation after leaving the hospital in a skilled nursing facility or stroke rehab center before they are ...Read more


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Sir, my father is suffering from rt ischemic stroke. He is 50 years old . He has shown almost 65% improvement in 7 months . Is his fully recovery poss?

Sir, my father is suffering from rt ischemic stroke. He is 50 years old . He has shown almost 65% improvement in 7 months . Is his fully recovery poss?

How severe?: Make sure he quits smoking more than 2 packs a day. 65% improvement is 7 months is tremendous. Good for him. With the right and regular rehabilitative therapy, pt/ot/st and family support he may even improve more. Good luck to your father. ...Read more

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My dad had an ischemic stroke on Thurs. & was given TPA (alteplase). He has a "minimal" bleed on his brain. Does this heal itself, and what is the recovery time?

My dad had an ischemic stroke on Thurs. & was given TPA (alteplase). He has a "minimal" bleed on his brain. Does this heal itself, and what is the recovery time?

Yes, it heals: There is always healing as long as we are alive. The extent of healing and the recovery time depends mainly on characteristics of the patient and degree of injury. If your father is young and healthy or stroke is minor, relatively short recovery time. If old and sick or stroke is major, longer recovery. The blood will get slowly absorbed over weeks but this has very little to do with recovery. ...Read more

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If I were to have ischemic stroke, would I start breathing fast?

If I were to have ischemic stroke, would I start breathing fast?

Not necessarily: Depending on the location and extent of the ischemic stroke, you might be breathing very slowly or even not at all. ...Read more

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How can I support my twin sister who has suffered from an ischemic stroke?

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How can I support my twin sister who has suffered from an ischemic stroke?

Stroke: Emotional support and help with activities of daily living. ...Read more

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What can I do if my mom had an ischemic stroke. How long will she live for?

What can I do if my mom had an ischemic stroke. How long will she live for?

Unclear: Key issue is current medical management, and rehab. She may have some recovery of function with speech, physical, and occupational therapies. Risks must be covered, as blood clots in legs, future additional strokes or heart attacks, secondary bladder or lung infections possible. Appropriate meds critical. Close work with stroke specialist advised. ...Read more

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Could an ischemic stroke be fatal?

Could an ischemic stroke be fatal?

Potentially yes: Most ischemic strokes such as thrombosis or embolism cause significant damage but not immediate fatality. However, intracranial hemorrhage has a 60% mortality within one year, and a ruptured aneurysm causes death in 50% prior to reaching a hospital. The garden variety stroke in certain parts of brain have potential for death depending upon extent. ...Read more

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What are the differences between a hemorragic and ischemic stroke?

Blood: Ischemic stroke happens when blood supply to the brain gets cut off. Hemorrhagic stroke happens when a blood vessel ruptures and bleed spills into the brain matter. Both cause damage to the brain tissue. ...Read more

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What happens during an inflammatory response to an ischemic stroke?

What happens during an inflammatory response to an ischemic stroke?

Usually there is not: Much of an inflammatory response to a stroke. Ask your neurologist. They will help you. ...Read more