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Medicine For Hemorrhagic Stroke
Although the non hem: Although non hemorrhagic strokes generally are more common, neurologist and physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist(physiatrist) commonly treat and oversee rehab programs for this populatiion. I frequently care for patients with hemorrhagic strokes on our rehab unit. ...Read more
NOT GREAT: If subarachnoid hemorrhage from aneurysm, about 50% die within the first few days in hospital. If intracranial bleed, with/without stroke, the death rate within year one approaches 60%. Figures have remained constant for years. A generic suggestion, control blood pressure diligently. ...Read more
Depends on location: The size and location of the hemorrhagic stroke will determine the outcome. If is very large and causing pressure on the surrounding brain, it may need to be removed by a neurosurgeon. If it is in an area that controls speech or movement, there will likely be long term deficits. If it is a small bleed, it will likely resorb over time and she may not need surgery. ...Read more
Stroke: There are 3 major types of stroke: ischemic (meaning loss of circulation) in which an artery supplying the brain becomes blocked (occluded), hemorrhagic (in which a blood vessel bursts and there is free bleeding into the space between the brain and skull (subarachnoid hemorrhoid) or into the brain itself), and embolic (in which a clot drifts downstream in an artery and becomes lodged in the brain) ...Read more
Supportive care: Since you use the term "had", it seems that your dad has survived the acute phase. Thus, the natural history of the hemorrhagic stroke is that the body will slowly absorb the blood and the surrounding edema will go away. Certainly, your neurologist can help with preventing future strokes. But to help functionally, he will need physical, occupational, and speech therapy. ...Read more
It's possible: Aphasia (inability to speak or understand speech) is caused by damage (ischemia or hemorrhage- bleeding) to certain parts of the brain (usually on the left brain for right handed patients) that control speaking and understanding speech. Tumors in those areas can also affect speech. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoid ASA: Likely best that you do not use Aspirin at anytime in future. There are other ways of preventing a future stroke which work far better, and if arthritis or headache pains are issues, tylenol (acetaminophen) might be tried instead. You need to uncover what caused your stroke, and also, stop smoking now! it is an additional risk factor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cardene (nicardipine) dose: Cardene, the sustained release nifedipine pill, is usually given as 30, 45, or 60 mg twice per day. The prescribed dose may vary with metabolism and efficacy. IV forms of nifedipine or nicardipine are given as different (smaller) doses, on a continuous intravenous basis. ...Read more
During an amniocentesis procedure blood was drawn. Is it possible that cause a hemorrhagic stroke?
Pathophysiology: Ischemic stroke occurs when an artery to the brain is blocked.A thrombotic stroke occurs when diseased or damaged cerebral arteries become blocked by the formation of a blood clot within the brain. An embolic stroke is also caused by a clot within an artery, but in this case the clot (or emboli) forms somewhere other than in the brain itself. Hemorrhagic stroke is sudden bleed into the brain. ...Read more
Still unconscious after 2 days from subarachnoid hemorrhagic stroke but can move entire body and is responsive to some commands.?
Wait and see: Improvement is typical but extent of recovery is variable. Ask the neurologist who has examined this person as that doctor will have the best judgement of prognosis. ...Read more
I had a hemorrhagic stroke last june two weeks ago the headaches have started back on topamax (topiramate) 200mg daily they're not helping could it be another 1 ?
Complicated: If your stroke was secondary to embolism, consider anti-coagulant, such as warfarin or pradaxa. If this was thrombotic, with secondary bleeding, a good choice might be aggrenox. You are best advised to see a hospital based neurologist who focuses on stroke treatment and prevention. ...Read more
I had hemorrhagic stroke last july 2012. I only suffered from weakness and numbness.. Now i feel dizzy often. Bp 120/80. What should I do.?
See U r neurologist : Need periodic follow up!Get a more detailed answer ›
I had 8 years ago hemorrhagic stroke. After that I have spasticity and doctor install itb pump 5 years ago.
But it not help too much. Now doctor tell?
Need more info: It's best to talk with your physician and possibly get a second opinion. There are so many variables your physician has to weigh many outcomes and what can he/she do to insure a continued healthy life. ...Read more